| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Archbishops Charles Chaput of Philadelphia and Vincenzo Paglia of the Vatican on Tuesday signed official documents formalizing Philadelphia's role as host of the next year's international World Meeting of Families.
But at a news conference shortly...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Fred Phelps, Sr. -- the 84-year-old founder of one of the most-hated churches in America and possibly the world -- has been placed in hospice and could be at "the edge of death," according to an estranged son.
The lack of public sorrow over this news...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In this uphill battle for same-sex marriage, all 50 states should be standing united and recognizing equality. After all, we are the "United States" of America.
Same-sex marriage appears to be gaining strength and speed, as...
| Mar 20, 2014
Vernita Gray was battling terminal cancer when she agreed to be part of a lawsuit last year that led to same-sex couples being able to marry earlier than Illinois' new law permitted. The effort was just one more testament to Gray's life work as a...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:13 AM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Joey Scaletta didn't grow up dreaming of his wedding day. As a gay man, he figured that a traditional ceremony and reception weren't in the cards — until a few years ago, when suddenly, legally, they were. Scaletta and his husband, Marc Gann, who...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:02 AM
It's the height of season, and not just for snowbirds enjoying Florida while it's still cold up north. In the political world, it's the season for raising money.
"This is high hunting season in the fundraising business," said Mark Foley, a Palm Beach...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:18 AM
The founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas institution that stages anti-LGB protests across the country, died Thursday, according to multiple reports.
Fred Phelps, 84, started the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka in 1955. Since its...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:12 PM
A lesbian couple in Michigan who have lived together for eight years have the right to marry, a federal judge ruled, finding that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
In striking down the ban, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 7:36 PM
SACRAMENTO - A cherry farmer from the San Joaquin Valley holds the key to California Republicans' hopes of loosening Democrats' grip on the state Legislature.
Andy Vidak, a Republican who owns an orchard in Kings County, stunned both parties last year...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Terrence McNally tries to cover a lot of territory in "Mothers and Sons": the relationships between mothers and their gay sons; the satisfactions of gay marriage; the dark, enduring legacy of AIDS; and the generation gap within the gay community. Lucky...