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Gay Rights

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  • Obama to sign executive order curbing discrimination against gays

    President Obama plans to sign an executive order forbidding companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, fulfilling a goal that gay rights organizations...
  • At LGBT fundraiser in New York, Obama gets standing ovations

    President Obama got two sustained standing ovations at the annual LGBT gala in Manhattan on Tuesday night -- one for promising an executive order the group has long wanted and one just for walking into the room. After taking the stage at the...
  • Attack of the orange-juice lady

    Attack of the orange-juice lady
    Much of the new documentary "The Day It Snowed in Miami" centers on the battlefield of a gay-rights crusade in Miami in 1977, when gay activists clashed with an unlikely opponent: Miss Oklahoma Anita Bryant. The fresh-faced conservative singer and...
  • 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...
  • Gay marriage begins in Arkansas, but for how long?

    Several same-sex couples received marriage licenses from a county in Arkansas on Saturday, the morning after a judge held the Southern state’s ban on gay marriage to be unconstitutional. More than a dozen similar rulings have been handed down...
  • Liberal groups urge Senate to block Obama judicial nominees

    The Obama administration is facing a liberal revolt in the Senate over two high-priority judicial nominations, potentially jeopardizing its push to shape the federal judiciary in advance of the midterm congressional election. The disputes, which involve...
  • Postage stamp honoring slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk unveiled

    Family, admirers and political leaders gathered at the White House in Washington on Thursday to unveil a new U.S. postage stamp commemorating slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk.  The first-day-of-issue dedication took place on what would have been...
  • Therapy to change sexual orientation at center of debate in Maryland

    Therapy to change sexual orientation at center of debate in Maryland
    Christopher Doyle says he doesn't think there is anything wrong with being gay, but he also believes he can help children and others rid themselves of "unwanted same-sex attractions" through therapy sessions in a tidy suburban home in Bowie. That has...
  • Arkansas judge fixes 'clerical error,' officially OKing gay marriage

    Same-sex marriages were expected to resume Thursday in parts of Arkansas after a local judge clarified a ruling he made last week that had left county clerks confused as to whether the state’s ban on gay marriage had really been struck down....
  • Adam Shankman Sells 1960s Gay Rights Drama to HBO

    Following its recent adaptation of Larry Kramer's AIDS-era play "The Normal Heart" for a TV movie, HBO has announced another period project centered around gay rights. Adam Shankman ("Rock of Ages," "Hairspray") and Dave Kajganich ("A Bigger Splash,"...
  • LGBT pride on parade in West Hollywood

    LGBT pride on parade in West Hollywood
    In the crowd watching the annual L.A. Pride Parade on Sunday, Raymond Sylvester could hardly keep the smile off his face. Sylvester, 74, was at the first parade in 1970, when it was so controversial that members of the Los Angeles Police Commission...