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  • While helping disabled boy, he's 'tackled' in sex sting; now he sues

    While helping disabled boy, he's 'tackled' in sex sting; now he sues
    A man arrested in a controversial Manhattan Beach sex sting operation is suing the city, claiming police wrongfully targeted him and violated his privacy when they publicized his name and released his photo. Hawthorne resident Charles S. Couch, 22,...
  • Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue

    Groups lose nearly $300,000 from Catholic charity over gay marriage issue
    When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition, or lose their Catholic funding. Eight of the groups decided to...
  • Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states

    Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states
    There is no civil rights movement in the country’s history that has moved further, faster than the gay rights movement. In 1958, more than nine in 10 of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll opposed marriage between blacks and whites. It took nearly...
  • Box office: 'Ender's Game' moves only a few spaces

    The insectoids aren't really buzzing this weekend. After more than a decade of development and a cacophony of fan debate, "Ender's Game" arrived in theaters with a decent but hardly spectacular Friday. The Gavin Hood-directed futurist action movie...
  • 'Ender's Game' producer: Don't throw out baby with the bath water

    In its bid at franchise-hood, “Ender’s Game” has been dinged by a number of factors, including a campaign by human rights groups to boycott the movie because of author Orson Scott Card’s anti-gay politics. But Roberto Orci, a...
  • Republican support pushes gay rights bill closer to Senate passage

    Republican support pushes gay rights bill closer to Senate passage
    WASHINGTON -- A gay rights bill appears set to overcome a key Senate hurdle Monday, after a fifth Republican expressed support for the measure to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sen. Dean Heller...
  • Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate

    Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate
    WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
  • Toomey ENDA amendment aims to reinforce religious freedoms

    Toomey ENDA amendment aims to reinforce religious freedoms
    The current draft of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act includes a provision exempting religious institutions from the ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey wants to...
  • Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014

    Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014
    A prominent opponent of same-sex marriage and other gay rights initiatives in Annapolis for the last two decades is officially retiring from the state legislature next year -- capping a long career in which his stance on gay issues has increasingly put...
  • Judge rules gay Ohio couple's Maryland marriage should be recognized

    Judge rules gay Ohio couple's Maryland marriage should be recognized
    When John Arthur and Jim Obergefell chartered a private medical jet to Maryland last month to get married — the only safe means of transport for Arthur, who is terminally ill with Lou Gehrig’s disease — the gay couple fulfilled a last...
  • Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union

    Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union
    Hundreds of anti-gay demonstrators in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro may have set back their country’s bid to join the European Union on Wednesday with their rock-throwing protest against a gay pride march. At the first known pride...