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  • First openly gay Episcopal bishop says he is divorcing his husband

    The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, who became a symbol for gay rights far beyond the church while deeply dividing the world's Anglicans, plans to divorce his husband. Bishop V. Gene Robinson announced the end of his marriage to Mark Andrew in an...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Gay rights 'anti-bullying' activists: The biggest bullies of them all

    Hey, gay rights activists: Why are you doing your best to make everyone hate you? I'm talking about the forced resignation of Mozilla Corp. CEO Brendan Eich. Because six years ago as a private citizen -- I repeat, six years ago as a private citizen --...
  • IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter

    IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter
    SOCHI, Russia -- Speaking to reporters just days before the 2014 Sochi Games, the top Olympic official said he is open to adding language to the Olympic charter that specifically addresses discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Thomas Bach,...
  • Gay marriage, Mozilla's Brendan Eich, and the role of a CEO

    Brendan Eich's 10-day reign as CEO of Mozilla, developer of the popular Firefox web browser, ended Thursday. He was done in by the news that he had donated $1,000 in 2008 to support Proposition 8, the anti-gay rights measure on the California ballot...
  • Longtime gay rights advocate Vernita Gray dies

    Longtime gay rights advocate Vernita Gray dies
    A longtime gay rights advocate most recently known for being part of the first gay couple to wed in Illinois died Tuesday night, friends said. Vernita Gray, 65, died just before midnight at her Edgewater Beach home after a long battle with breast...
  • Should gay rights groups picket his funeral?

     
    Reuters: Fred Waldron Phelps Sr, who launched the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church in the 1950s, "is on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house," his son, Nathan Phelps, wrote on his Facebook page..... Phelps had long been pastor of......