| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Fast food chain Burger King is taking its own unique stance on gay rights with a "new" whopper.
The Proud Whopper, which will be sold at one San Francisco area location, doesn't have any extra ingredients or special sauces. It isn't a veggie burger...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Until his sister announced that she was a lesbian in 2008, evangelical professor David Gushee was adamantly anti-gay. Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University in Atlanta, Gushee for decades upheld the interpretation of the Bible as being against...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 3:51 PM
HARTFORD – Millions of dollars in outside political money from the right and left is flooding into Connecticut, with the latest installment a $1.17 million contribution of "dark money" from a nonprofit conservative group in Ohio called A Public...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.
The 53-year-old Alabama native and self-...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Supreme Court wonks, gay rights groups and the public were bemused last month when the Supreme Court declined to review federal appeals court decisions striking down state bans on same-sex marriage.
More perplexing than the decision not to hear the...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 1:47 PM
In cities and municipalities in Maryland and across the U.S., the legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are improving. Across the globe, perceptions of gay and lesbian people are getting better, too.
Both improvements, outlined...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Attempting to make inroads with a Democratic-leaning voting bloc, the Palm Beach County Republican Party is reaching out to the gay and lesbian community.
Chairwoman Anita Mitchell hopes gays and lesbians will see the Republican Party as something other...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
On a mild July night, Quintas Lockett was walking home from a West Side liquor store with her girlfriend when the couple were beaten by an angry mob — a hate crime prosecutors said was sparked by a man who took offense at two lesbians strolling by....
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:38 PM
A gathering of bishops and cardinals at the Vatican on Saturday backtracked on an interim document released early last week that showed greater openness to homosexuals, suggesting that Pope Francis’ effort to move toward a more inclusive Roman...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday reversed a historic acceptance of gays, dropping parts of a controversial document that had talked more positively of homosexuals than ever before in Church history.
The document, issued at the end of a two-week...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Roman Catholics in Chicago and around the world hailed a preliminary report by an international assembly of bishops Monday as a new sign that Pope Francis is orchestrating a dramatic shift in tone concerning homosexuality and other moral issues.