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Gay Rights

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  • Pasadena health director put on leave over controversial comments

    Pasadena city officials placed Public Health Director Eric Walsh on temporary paid administrative leave Thursday after they learned of controversial statements he had made about homosexuality and evolution in online videos and audio clips. In sermons...
  • Looking Out: Baltimore author to discuss 'Gay Mafia' at Pratt event

    Looking Out: Baltimore author to discuss 'Gay Mafia' at Pratt event
    In New York City in the 1930s, '40s and '50s, when city laws made it illegal to serve gay patrons or hire gay employees, it took a lot of money and clout for a gay establishment to stay ahead of the vice police and remain open. The city's entrenched...
  • North Carolina suit: When church, state and same-sex marriage collide

    The headline on a column in Slate by Mark Joseph Stern is arresting: “Religious Liberty Hypocrisy: North Carolina Forbids Churches From Performing Gay Weddings.” Stern goes on to write: “Under North Carolina law, a minister who...
  • Coming Out: The Struggle For Gay Rights In Connecticut

    Coming Out: The Struggle For Gay Rights In Connecticut
    The kiss was not planned. Moments after announcing he was gay at a 1990 news conference, then-state Rep. Joe Grabarz embraced friends and colleagues who had come out to support him. One of the well-wishers was a former boyfriend. "I was hugging...
  • Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling

    Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling
    Gay rights groups voiced cautious optimism Tuesday that this week's Supreme Court decision exempting some corporations from offering contraceptive coverage for female workers will not trigger a widespread assault on same-sex benefits or anti-...
  • 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...
  • Gay marriage documentaries writing instant history

    Gay marriage documentaries writing instant history
    It took decades before serious documentaries about the civil rights struggle of the 1960s began to appear. But less than a year after some of the biggest victories in the fight for same-sex marriage, a social movement often compared to civil rights,...
  • 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...
  • Confusion, celebration in Wisconsin as same-sex marriage legalized

    On Friday, for the fifth time since winter, a judge threw out a state's ban on gay marriage and let the ruling take immediate effect, prompting a wave of confusion and celebration statewide. The latest state to see its gay couples galvanized into...