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Gay Rights

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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...
  • Catholic League quits St. Patrick's Day Parade after ban on gays ends

    Catholic League quits St. Patrick's Day Parade after ban on gays ends
    A New York City Catholic group has pulled out of next year's St. Patrick's Day parade, just a week after parade officials decided to allow a gay rights group to march in the event under its own banner. The Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights,...
  • Burger King selling gay rights burger

    Burger King selling gay rights burger
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • South Florida couples sue to force Florida to recognize same-sex marriages from other states

    South Florida couples sue to force Florida to recognize same-sex marriages from other states
    The American Civil Liberties Union and its Florida affiliate announced Thursday they’ve filed a lawsuit on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging Florida’s refusal to recognize their marriages performed in other states. One of the...
  • 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...
  • Uganda court rejects anti-gay bill

    “Breaking news, I am officially legal.” Ugandan gay activist Frank Mugisha tweeted that news to supporters around the world after Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Friday overturned a law that punished homosexuality with life in jail....
  • 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...
  • Obama will sign order to protect LGBT workers

    President Obama has turned down a plea from religious groups that they be exempt from an executive order he plans to sign Monday prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against gay or transgender workers, officials said Friday. The policy...
  • New law updates state code to use gender-neutral marriage terms

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Monday a measure that would update state law to reflect that same-sex marriage is legal in California, including replacing "husband" or "wife" with the gender-neutral term "spouse."  The state resumed issuing marriage...