| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:41 PM
WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk reversed course Tuesday and announced his support for gay marriage, entering a contentious national debate and providing potential political cover for Illinois House GOP members who may soon vote on the...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 8:52 PM
They said it loudly and repeatedly, and they wore stickers and clutched signs proclaiming it: lesbian.
"Yes, I am!" hundreds of female voices chanted in a crowded West Hollywood park. "Yes, I am!"
Lesbians, their supporters and friends gathered Friday...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Here are some of the best reads, long-form journalism and investigative reports you may have missed from the week past.
USA Today examines FBI data, police records and media reports to understand mass killings in America and the people, weapons,...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:06 PM
Although the U.S. has ended its ban on openly gay troops, Nicole Carry cannot envision a mass "coming out" of gay service members tomorrow or the next day.
The policy has changed overnight. The culture shift might take a while.
"I don't see a lot of...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 6:35 PM
It's hard to believe there was a time when gay men and women were not allowed to disclose their sexuality while serving in the military. That time was last week.
Here in the land of free expression, those who put on a uniform were not even allowed to...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 6:23 PM
Lost amid the recent media frenzy over the so-called Irvine 11 was some good news coming out of UC Irvine.
The repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, which took effect Sept. 20, has resulted in the establishment of the first ROTC...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Marine Corps recruiters at the San Gabriel Valley Pride event at Pasadena City College on Saturday didn't care whether the young men who lined up to test their strength were gay or straight.
The Marines just wanted to see some pull-ups done properly:...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:00 AM
The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell was a smart move for the country and the military. Discriminating against gays was wrong, especially for a progressive country such as ours.
Many more people now will be able to join the armed forces, adding to our...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:08 AM
With the recent announcement that Australia will allow its female soldiers to serve in all combat roles, including the special forces and infantry, the United States government is once again confronted with an age-old question: Why are American women...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 6:20 AM
President Obama's public position has long been that he doesn't support gay marriage.
But at a fund-raising event in San Francisco Wednesday night, Obama was talking about how his work is not finished. He said it would take more than one term "for us...