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  • Transgender immigration detainees may be housed by gender

    Immigration authorities will consider housing transgender detainees based on the gender they identify with in the wake of criticism about detention conditions for the population, officials said on Monday. Detention staff should consider transgender...
  • You can't compromise with culture warriors

    I loved reading the "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" books to my daughter. The somewhat Aesopian theme is that if you give the mouse what it wants — a cookie — it will just want more: a glass of milk, a straw, etc. The story came to mind...
  • California GOP benefits from redistricting decision as bigger case looms

    California GOP benefits from redistricting decision as bigger case looms
    Like so many political events, the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday that upheld the right of independent citizen commissions to draw district lines inspired a different reaction in California than elsewhere in the nation. Here, it was a victory for...
  • Some counties give gay marriage licenses, others refuse

    Nearly one-third of Alabama counties on Monday were not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, or had shut down marriage license operations altogether, despite Friday's landmark U.S Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to...
  • Marriage equality, gas tax and housing help: Letters

    Marriage equality, gas tax and housing help: Letters
    Marriage-equality ruling I see that many comments made against the new ruling by the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage invoke states' rights. It seems that every time some group wants to deny the rights of another, they bring up states' rights,...
  • Pride on the silver screen: 8 notable LGBT documentaries

    Pride on the silver screen: 8 notable LGBT documentaries
    The Supreme Court's landmark ruling granting gays and lesbians the right to marry nationwide last Friday culminated a legal battle that has been fought in U.S. courts and at the ballot box for more than a decade, and in the hearts and minds of the...
  • Conservatives resist gay marriage ruling; Texas defiant

    WASHINGTON Conservatives responded forcefully to the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, but nowhere more so than in Texas, which openly defied the ruling. "No Texan is required by the Supreme Court's decision to act contrary to his or her...
  • How Justice Kennedy could have baked a better fortune cookie

    How Justice Kennedy could have baked a better fortune cookie
    Last week’s historic Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs. Hodges gave supporters of marriage equality a deserved victory, but one based on unfortunate reasoning. Yes, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy arrived at the right conclusion, but his analysis...
  • Indiana religious objections law to take effect months after uproar

    Indiana religious objections law to take effect months after uproar
    The threats to boycott Indiana have faded since the uproar this spring over the state's religious objections law, which takes effect Wednesday. Yet, the law criticized as possible legal discrimination against gays and lesbians still troubles tourism...
  • Even in the Jim Crow South, a mother could impart wisdom about race

    I was born in South Carolina, in the Jim Crow South to a father from rural Mississippi who openly disliked people of color, and to a mother who was half Lebanese. My parents met in high school and found enough common ground to marry. But I never...
  • Religious freedom, states' interests clash over autopsies

    WASHINGTON When Tadd Johnson got a call in February that a Native American tribal elder in northern Minnesota had died and authorities were preparing to do an autopsy over his family's objections, the message was simple. "They're going to do an autopsy...