| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:49 AM
Last week I made the argument that people from the left and the right ought to be dismissive of radical groups such as the John Birch Society. It seems to me that if we are to get together on the challenges we face as a nation, we ought to agree on the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:35 PM
A Cook County Circuit Court judge heard oral arguments Tuesday on a motion to dismiss a challenge to Illinois' same-sex marriage ban, with attorneys sparring over ideal child-rearing circumstances and gender stereotypes, among other issues.
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:32 PM
From Sunday's print column You don't have to be a liberal or a proponent of gay rights to be outraged by the declaration of Russia's sports minister Thursday that his country's harsh new laws banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations"......
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Gay rights groups have been ceremoniously dumping Stolichnaya vodka into gutters from West Hollywood to Manhattan in protest against a Russian law banning gay pride events and other public displays of homosexual “propaganda.”
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Stand on any corner. Close your eyes. Listen. So urges journalist and historian St. Sukie de la Croix in the introduction to his book, "Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall." You'll hear, he writes, the "rat-tat-tat-tat of Al...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:50 AM
NEW YORK -- It wasn't just the $363,053 tax bill that drove Edith "Edie" Windsor to take on the federal government four years ago. Windsor, heartbroken after the death of her longtime partner, Thea Spyer, was also angered by the fact that if Thea had...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Dozens of gay rights advocates met with Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Wednesday as he prepared for a walk to promote fitness in South Bend.
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The governor and other local leaders met at Seitz Park at 8:30 a....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court struck down part of an anti-gay marriage law, Justice Anthony Kennedy took pains in his majority opinion to say the ruling applied only to legally married same-sex couples seeking benefits from the federal...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:31 AM
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...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:45 PM
The restart to gay marriage in California happened very quickly Friday afternoon -- coming as a huge surprise to two plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier of Berkeley.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Sarah Halverson suspects that no one would look at her and guess her profession, and I'd say that's a safe bet. She's kind of young for the job, at 36, and she wears a rainbow bracelet and a tiny nose ring.
But the Rev. Dr. Halverson has been pastor...
| Jun 30, 2013
After reading commentator Brandon Ambrosino's arguments about what good the LGBT Pride Celebration does, I feel sorry for the author because I don't find his arguments lofty so much as childlike ("What I would march for," June 28).
He reminds me of a...