| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Over the last year, lower federal court judges have removed most of the suspense from the questions of whether and when the Supreme Court might rule marriage equality to be a federal constitutional right. In case after case, in red states and blue, judges...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:07 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, are marking June as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride month.
From Wasserman Schultz:
This June, we...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
For years HBO and other television distributors, which play an instrumental role in every documentary's shelf life, could rent a theater for a week -- a tactic known as "four-walling"-- and quietly qualify docs for Academy Award consideration, thereby...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Leaning on a sturdy walker for support, Madelynn Lee Taylor walked into the office of the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery with one simple goal.
Taylor is 74 years old, a veteran, widow and church deacon. She wanted to register for a niche in the...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:34 PM
On Tuesday, my native Pennsylvania became the latest state to have its ban on same-sex marriage declared unconstitutional by a judge. Like other jurists before him, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones cited (among other precedents) the Supreme Court’s...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The fifth season finale of "Modern Family" on Wednesday promises to finally bring fans the long-awaited wedding of Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), an event that seems extremely timely considering the news of gay marriage bans...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:40 AM
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway et al., that it does not violate the Constitution to offer sectarian prayers during open local government meetings, even if the majority of the prayers offered...
| May 11, 2014
| 12:46 PM
"Hoo!” Dustin Lance Black told the graduating class of Pasadena City College. “I made it!”
Yes he did, and with that opening line, the screenwriter and LGBT activist brought something of a close to an embarrassing chapter for the...
| May 11, 2014
| 6:46 PM
The footballs boom off his foot, sailing high and far, the equivalent of 45, even 50 yards beyond a line of scrimmage. And when the kicker eases up a bit to concentrate on location, he rolls punts within three feet of each other.
If Chris Kluwe had...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Things are going well for the gay marriage movement. Judges in the unlikeliest corners of the country have been striking down bans on same-sex marriage. Check out the weddings Monday in Arkansas. And, as with the Proposition 8 court case in California,...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch — the judiciary — with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the...