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  • Alabama challenges federal judge's decision that overturned state's ban on same-sex marriage

    Alabama on Monday began the process of appealing a federal judge's decision that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage — a decision that was put on hold to allow time for the appeal. At least two same-sex couples sought and were refused...
  • Idaho lawmakers hear testimony about bill that would have protections for sexual orientation

    Supporters of religious freedom went toe-to-toe Monday against hundreds of gay rights advocates who had waited nearly a decade to speak in the Idaho Legislature for a measure that would create protections for gay and lesbian people in the state. The...
  • The influence of science and reason on moral progress

    The influence of science and reason on moral progress
    A century and a half ago, an abolitionist preacher named Theodore Parker noticed something striking about the moral universe: “The arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways,” he said, but added that “from what I see I am sure...
  • Peninsula Fine Arts Center offers revealing showcase for African-American art

    Sift through the world of contemporary African-American art for even a short time and you can't help but be struck by one of its most defining features. Time is no object in this far-sighted realm, where even new work is likely to have one foot...
  • California bars judges from Boy Scouts membership, citing ban on gays

    California bars judges from Boy Scouts membership, citing ban on gays
    California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays. The court said its seven justices unanimously voted to heed a recommendation by its ethics advisory...
  • GOP pursues state legislation limiting gay rights ahead of Supreme Court ruling

    A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
  • Female terrorists finding their place in Islamic militants' ranks

    From bikini-clad beachgoer to veiled jihadist fugitive, the partner of Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly underwent a startling metamorphosis that illuminates the dangerous potential behind militant groups' efforts to increase their recruiting of female...
  • Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Alabama

    Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled in favor of two Mobile women who sued to...
  • State high court's vote affecting Scout affiliation stirs debate anew

    When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised. The issue, which had been roiling through the legal community for...
  • Female guards file discrimination complaints against Guant�namo judges

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba Some women troops at the prison's secret lockup for former CIA captives have filed gender discrimination complaints against two military judges who are forbidding female guards from handling prisoners to and from legal...
  • After criticism, Hogan amends executive order to include gender identity

    After criticism, Hogan amends executive order to include gender identity
    Gov. Larry Hogan's first executive order after taking office last week didn't sit well with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocates, who said it disregarded hard-won legal protections for transgender residents in Maryland. His second order --...