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Gay Rights

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  • Law to protect women helps gays too

    Law to protect women helps gays too
    What does the federal Violence Against Women Act have to do with outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians? A good deal, it turns out. The latest version of the law, which among other things provides grants to agencies that deal with victims of...
  • Hopkins to give honorary degrees to DOMA plaintiff, attorney

    Hopkins to give honorary degrees to DOMA plaintiff, attorney
    Johns Hopkins University will bestow an honorary degree next month on Edith "Edie" Windsor, the woman who successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal law banning same-sex marriage. Windsor's attorney in last year's historic U.S. Supreme...
  • 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...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes divisive bill seen as anti-gay

    TUCSON — In a victory hailed by gay rights advocates, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have bolstered a business owner's right to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion. The veto, delivered the same...
  • More silliness from Kansas

    "Discrimination," he said, "is horrible. It's hurtful. It has no place in civilized society..." You would think that statement, delivered recently in the Kansas legislature, a noble sentiment no right-thinking person could argue with. But we are gathered...
  • Will gays march in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade after all?

    In Arizona, corporate presure might have helped persuade Gov. Jan Brewer this week to veto legislation derided as anti-gay. Now in Boston, this weekend, political pressure appears to be reopening a door for gays to one of the major events in the city,...
  • Behind the scenes of 'Tony n' Timmy's Wedding: The Bachelor Party'

    Behind the scenes of 'Tony n' Timmy's Wedding: The Bachelor Party'
    Thanks to a recent court ruling, same-sex couples in Cook County can now get married immediately rather than having to wait until June. And while that's an occasion for joy, sometimes enthusiastic interference from families and friends can lead to...
  • Hillary Clinton highlights pragmatism in approach to Russia

    Hillary Clinton highlights pragmatism in approach to Russia
    Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her record as secretary of State against Republican criticism that she had been too accommodating to Russia, arguing Wednesday that she had taken a tough but pragmatic approach so the U.S. could attain its goals. In...
  • On gay rights, CPAC reveals brewing tension within Republican Party

    OXON HILL, Md. — For an event remembered by its big statements — rabble-rousing speeches and students clad in American-flag shorts — this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was nearly silent on same-sex marriage and...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declines to seek reelection

    TUCSON — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday she would not seek a third term, forgoing a campaign that would have required her to challenge the state's term limits measure. The Republican had left open the option of running this year,...
  • 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...