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  • 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...
  • St. Patrick's Day steps off in controversy over gays in New York, Boston

    Guinness, the stout that makes the Irish, well, stout, withdrew its support of the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade, making the score two mayors and three beer-makers who refuse to participate in the annual rite because gays were barred from...
  • 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...
  • Reactions to Fred Phelps' death include stoicism, sorrow, sanctimony

    Reactions to Fred Phelps' death include stoicism, sorrow, sanctimony
    As the founder of the Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps made plenty of enemies over the last two decades for protesting at the funerals of gay people and soldiers to spread his church's fire-and-brimstone message. Phelps, 84,...
  • 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...
  • West Hollywood's increasing diversity inspires mixed emotions

    West Hollywood's increasing diversity inspires mixed emotions
    Councilman John Duran and his gay colleagues on the West Hollywood City Council never expected a backlash when they voted recently to remove the rainbow flag from above City Hall. For Duran, who is gay, taking down the flag wasn't about slighting gays...
  • 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,...
  • Christian leader and gay rights advocate to speak

    The Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, a high-profile advocate for gay rights in Christianity, will speak Sunday at Resurrection Beach Metropolitan Community Church in Costa Mesa. Wilson is the moderator of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community...
  • Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order

    Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order
    WASHINGTON — President Obama worked successfully to end discrimination against gays in the military and moved swiftly to implement a Supreme Court ruling protecting married gay couples from federal discrimination. But gay rights advocates are...