| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:03 AM
Due to the government shutdown, progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) -- which would ban discrimination in hiring based on gender identity or sexual orientation -- has stalled. But when things get back to normal in Washington, LGBT...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — It seems pretty simple: If a student has male genitalia, the kid uses the boys' bathroom. If there are female organs, then it's the girls' room.
But what if the student wears a skirt, makeup and lipstick, and has a penis?...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Five years ago, the major social issue on the ballot was Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that banned gay marriage in California until it was invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year.
Next year, it may be a referendum on a new law...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:17 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Los Angeles-based gay rights group that launched the federal challenge of Proposition 8 has hired high-powered attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to challenge Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The American Foundation...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Journalists ... know perfectly well that it is almost impossible to consider their activities for any period of time without laughing out loud." -- Alexander Cockburn
LIZA MINNELLI is the latest big star to step forward and support the NOH8 Campaign....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil Corp. plans to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of its U.S. workers after a landmark Supreme Court ruling in June that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
The change, effective Tuesday, follows a long-...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Last week: The extraordinary call of Pope Francis for prayer and fasting to avert the folly of U.S. military intervention in Syria. He called for a political — not a military solution to the humanitarian crisis that is Syria today, with two...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Gay rights activists have launched a boycott against Barilla after the CEO of the pasta behemoth said he would not use a gay couple in the company’s ads. Guido Barilla’s reasoning: Gays don’t fit in with the image of a “classic...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:46 PM
SAN DIEGO — Republican Party leaders and their allies in the business community did not like it when a Democrat was elected mayor last November.
Still shaken by the chaotic nine months of Bob Filner's tenure, including his feud with the tourism...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO--The National Organization for Marriage, which backed Proposition 8’s now defunct ban on same-sex marriage, announced Friday that it would work to repeal a new California law that permits transgender students to use bathrooms that...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Joining with counterparts from five other states and the District of Columbia, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court implicitly arguing that California’s ban on racial preferences by state...