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  • Tony Dungy releases statement clarifying his Michael Sam comments

    Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, who said earlier this week that he "wouldn't want to deal with drafting Michael Sam," the NFL's first openly gay player, has released a statement clarifying his comments, which had drawn a great deal of...
  • White House to honor 2 Chicagoans for arts, humanities

    White House to honor 2 Chicagoans for arts, humanities
    — President Barack Obama will award medals Monday to prominent figures in the arts and humanities, including two Chicagoans: Joan Harris, a leading patron of the arts, and Darlene Clark Hine, a Northwestern University professor who explores the...
  • Fight against domestic violence stalls in patriarchal Turkey

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Beaten, burned and threatened by her husband, Hayat has repeatedly turned to the Turkish authorities for help. But she still lives with the man who tells her she belongs either to him, or in her grave. She says she has reason to be...
  • LGBT Characters Lacking in Studio Films, Study Finds

    After undertaking its Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) for the second year to exam the quantity and quality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender representation in mainstream Hollywood, nonprofit organization GLAAD has determined that the 2013...
  • Supreme Court should give this affirmative action case a pass

    Last week a federal appeals court ruled — again — that the University of Texas at Austin didn’t violate the Constitution when it engaged in racial preferences in its admissions policies. This was Round 2 for Abigail Noel Fisher vs. the...
  • Obama signs order banning LGBT discrimination by federal contractors

    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and prohibiting discrimination against federal workers who identify as transgender. "In too many states and in too many...
  • Florida inches toward marriage equality

    Florida inches toward marriage equality
    When a state judge in Key West overturned a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages last week, he started Florida down a legally tortuous path toward marriage equality for gays, a right 19 other states have already granted. But, legal experts say,...
  • Brown playing race card to retain House seat

    Florida congresswoman Corrine Brown says she is "fighting" for the rights of black voters in her opposition to Judge Terry Lewis' ruling that her district be redrawn because it's unconstitutional.  Brown is fighting for black voters — she wants to...
  • How do you explain gay marriage to an 8-year-old?

    How do you explain gay marriage to an 8-year-old?
    The march toward marriage equality in Florida took another step last week. Monroe County Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia properly ruled that 4.8 million voters got it wrong in 2008 with a state constitutional ban on gay marriage that was inherently...
  • Obama to sign executive orders barring anti-gay discrimination

      President Obama on Monday plans to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, senior administration officials said Friday. The new order, which Obama said last month he...
  • Howard L. Simon: Ruling in Florida only the beginning

    Prompted by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the ACLU’s case on behalf of Edie Windsor that struck down the heart of the Defense of Marriage Act, the law prohibiting the federal government from recognizing marriages of same-sex couples,...