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Gay Rights

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  • 9th Circuit bans juror exclusion over sexual orientation

    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court became the first in the nation to rule that prospective jurors may not be excluded because of their sexual orientation, a decision that expands juror protections beyond race and gender and provides legal...
  • Russian activists ask IOC Bach to investigate gay law

    Russian activists ask IOC Bach to investigate gay law
    PARIS (Reuters) - Gay rights activists on Saturday asked International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach to launch an independent investigation into the implications of Russian law during next year's Sochi Games, they said. Bach met Russian...
  • Gay marriage movement wins significant victories in 2013

    Gay marriage movement wins significant victories in 2013
    The last year marked a number of milestones for the gay marriage movement, as it adds to its list of legal and legislative victories, earning approval from a majority of Americans along the way. The two largest victories came from the Supreme Court in...
  • Tired of being marginalized, Viet gay rights group stops playing nice

    Tired of being marginalized, Viet gay rights group stops playing nice
    Hieu Nguyen and fellow protesters stood on the sidewalk holding signs and waving an enormous rainbow flag as the traditional Vietnamese parade passed them by. Barred from the Lunar New Year's event — and largely ignored in their own community...
  • Gay rights activists to push for inclusion in Westminster Tet parade

    Gay rights activists to push for inclusion in Westminster Tet parade
    Vietnamese American activists say they will ask Westminster officials to block organizers from staging the colorful Tet parade because they refuse to allow gays to participate in the Lunar New Year event. Parade organizers barred LGBT individuals from...
  • India's Supreme Court reinstates law criminalizing gay sex

    NEW DELHI — In a reversal that surprised many gay activists and flew in the face of changes seen in some other countries recently, India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a lower-court ruling, in effect making homosexuality a crime...
  • Tet parade: Westminster told not to pick sides in gay rights dispute

    Tet parade: Westminster told not to pick sides in gay rights dispute
    Westminster council members have been advised not to pick sides in what has become a growing dispute over whether a gay rights group should be allowed to march in a lunar new year’s parade in the nation’s largest Vietnamese American community....
  • Olympic movement, U.N. sign accord to use sports to promote peace

    Olympic movement, U.N. sign accord to use sports to promote peace
    In the wake of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games -- where gay rights became a big part of the story -- the International Olympic Committee and the United Nations signed an agreement Monday, vowing to "use sport to build a better world." "Sport can change...
  • In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

    In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear. Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
  • U.S. to recognize Michigan's gay marriages

    U.S. to recognize Michigan's gay marriages
    Gay rights advocates in Michigan cheered Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s announcement Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages hastily performed March 22. But the small victory translates to more complications for...
  • Religious freedom bill passes in Mississippi; gays worry

    Mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow citizens and businesses to challenge laws they see as substantially in conflict with their religious beliefs. The bill, in the hands of Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday, would put into place a law...