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  • AbbVie won't appeal gay rights ruling to Supreme Court

    AbbVie won't appeal gay rights ruling to Supreme Court
    AbbVie Inc will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a ruling in a lawsuit brought against the company that extended landmark constitutional protections for gays and lesbians, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. The issue arose when a gay man was...
  • Target signs legal brief backing gay marriage

    Target Corp. has for the first time come out publicly in support of gay marriage, as a growing number of high-profile businesses take positions on the divisive issue. In revealing Tuesday that it had signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a &#...
  • Rekha Basu: When free speech collides with your job

    In February, the editor of a small daily newspaper in Iowa called the Newton Daily News posted on his personal Facebook page, "Russia gets a lot of things wrong, but they got one thing right." Below it was a graphic of intersecting Olympic rings that...
  • Defrocked pastor defends gay rights at new pulpit

    The pastor walked the streets of Lower Manhattan, his hands trembling. A day earlier, he'd been stripped of his ministry, defrocked by the United Methodist Church for presiding over his gay son's wedding. He was afraid he'd never lead a church again....
  • U.S. court rejects gay-marriage bans as 'implausible'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court judge known for his outspoken views described arguments by Wisconsin and Indiana defending bans on gay marriage as "totally implausible" on Thursday, in a ruling in favor of same-sex couples. Judge Richard...
  • Gay rights activists face charges over sit-in at Utah Legislature

    SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Thirteen Utah gay rights activists briefly arrested six months ago during a sit-in at the State Capitol to demand lawmakers consider an anti-discrimination bill are now facing misdemeanor charges linked to the protest, according...
  • Dr. Pat M. Garcia, Perinatal HIV program director

    Dr. Pat M. Garcia, Perinatal HIV program director
    Dr. Pat Garcia started medical school in 1979, before HIV even had an official name. Over the last 30 years, Garcia's career has, to an effect, grown alongside the disease. As director of the Perinatal HIV Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital,...
  • Same-sex marriage is issue in Florida courts and on campaign trail

    Same-sex marriage is issue in Florida courts and on campaign trail
    Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is under attack in multiple courtrooms, a fight that's spilling out onto the 2014 campaign trail. Advocates of same-sex marriage are convinced it's a matter of when — not if — gay marriage becomes legal...
  • Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians

    Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians
    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...
  • Vikings suspend assistant for gay remarks

    Vikings suspend assistant for gay remarks
    The Minnesota Vikings suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer for three games and plan to give $100,000 to gay and lesbian rights organizations after former punter Chris Kluwe alleged that Priefer made inappropriate comments while he was with the...
  • Obama to sign executive orders barring anti-gay discrimination

      President Obama on Monday plans to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, senior administration officials said Friday. The new order, which Obama said last month he...