| Apr 5, 2015
| 3:13 PM
A florist in Washington state fined $1,000 for refusing to sell a same-sex couple wedding flowers and also facing a consumer-protection lawsuit filed by the state has netted more than $85,000 in a crowdfunding campaign.
The Seattle Times reports (http://...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 5:51 PM
A religious objection bill that opponents say could legalize discrimination against gays cleared the Indiana Senate on Tuesday, positioning the state to become the first to enact such a change this year ahead of an expected U.S. Supreme Court ruling on...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 5:36 PM
When Jim Obergefell and partner John Arthur said "I do" in a small medical jet on the tarmac at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in the summer of 2013, they knew it was a powerful turning point.
"That was the moment in time that we could, in public and...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:06 AM
Mary Bonauto, the Boston lawyer who won the first gay marriage rulings in Massachusetts and Vermont, will lead the argument before the Supreme Court in favor of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage nationwide.
Bonauto has been seen by gay...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 7:50 PM
The Indiana House approved by a wide margin Monday a proposal strengthening protections for religious objections in state law that opponents say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gay people.
Republicans cast all the "yes" votes as...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 11:35 AM
Concerning the story "Family and Medical Leave Expanded to Gay Spouses" by Marcia Heroux Pound, I believe this change in Department of Labor rules has been a long time coming.
Many people rejoiced at the news of gay marriage being legalized in Florida,...
| Mar 23, 2015
The largest group of Presbyterians in the U.S. last week approved an amendment to its constitutionthat redefines marriage to allow same-sex unions, with a majority of ministers and lay voting members in Hampton Roads approving the change in January.
| Mar 21, 2015
| 7:16 AM
Just days before the Israeli elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed poised for an epic tumble from power.
Polls leading up to the election consistently showed his rival, Isaac Herzog, ahead of Bibi. His neglect of bread-and-butter issues at...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 2:02 PM
Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge the Republican will strictly enforce anti-discrimination laws and hope that he'll also support their top...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:52 PM
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday to include a "commitment between two people," becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:07 PM
Four years ago, controversial Rev. James Meeks skewered mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel, saying he wasn't out for the best interests of black voters.
"Ask any African-American leaders about that. They will tell you he had a role in keeping African-...