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Gay Rights

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  • Documentary to follow up on gay rights issues at Sochi Olympics

    Documentary to follow up on gay rights issues at Sochi Olympics
    In the wake of the 2014 Sochi Wiinter Games -- where gay rights in sports became an issue -- Robert Redford's Sundance Productions is working on a documentary that chronicles the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes. Retired ...
  • Gay rights groups halt support for ENDA workplace discrimination bill

    Gay rights groups halt support for ENDA workplace discrimination bill
    Six national gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for what had been hailed as historic legislation to prohibit workplace discrimination, citing concerns over an exemption for employers who object to homosexuality on religious grounds. Led by the...
  • Democracy: No longer for sale?

    Ah, 1961. The year -- certain aspects of it, anyway -- are almost impossible to remember. "Whites only" bathrooms, for instance. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing...
  • Judge strikes down Indiana's ban on gay marriage

    Judge strikes down Indiana's ban on gay marriage
    A federal judge today struck down Indiana's ban on gay marriage, saying the ban violates the U.S. Constitution's equal-protection clause. U.S. District Judge Richard Young's ruling did not have a stay on it and couples began getting married immediately....
  • Federal court rules against Utah ban on same-sex marriage

    Federal court rules against Utah ban on same-sex marriage
    Gay marriage advocates won a significant court victory Wednesday when a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling in Utah that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages. The 2-1 ruling by a panel of the Denver-based 10th Circuit...
  • SundanceTV Revs Development with Projects from Alan Cumming, Todd Field, Patrick Dempsey

    SundanceTV is embracing television's auteur moment with an ambitious development slate that aims to capitalize on the new flexibility offered by limited-run series. The cabler is building on the foundation of its first two original series, "Rectify"...
  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1969 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1969 [Videos]
    In early summer 1969, Judy Garland died, the Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement and we were a month away from setting foot on the moon. And these were the tracks everyone was listening to, via Billboard's Hot 100...
  • 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-...
  • 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

    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...