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  • Sex, politics, comedy: Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Kristen Wiig, Jenji Kohan on Hollywood

    Lena Dunham dreams of the day when a man might say, "It's impossible to get into Hollywood. It's an old women's network." The creative force behind HBO's "Girls" shared the stage with "The Mindy Project" creator Mindy Kaling, "Bridesmaids" star and co-...
  • Salman moves Saudi succession toward next-generation princes

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has propelled a younger generation of the ruling House of Saud family closer to power in the world's top oil exporter. King Salman, whose rule began with Abdullah's death early on Friday,...
  • Advocates cheer ruling overturning Alabama gay marriage ban, state seeks to put order on hold

    The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state. Attorney General Luther Strange's office...
  • Male quilters piece new gender, aesthetic paradigms in 'Man-Made' show

    Male quilters piece new gender, aesthetic paradigms in 'Man-Made' show
    "How would a guy make a quilt?" Joel Otterson asked himself when he began his foray into the craft. "He would make it out of concrete and stone," he answered. And so he did. Otterson's "quilts" consist of interlinking blocks of concrete, stone and...
  • California judges barred from Boy Scouts over anti-gay discrimination

    California judges barred from Boy Scouts over anti-gay discrimination
    California judges will no longer be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts organization after the state Supreme Court voted this week to eliminate an exception to a rule that bars jurists from being a part of discriminatory organizations. The Boy...
  • Southern Baptist leaders' call for integrated churches may not be heard by congregants

    Leaders in nation's largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be a hard sell to those sitting in Southern Baptist Convention congregations. The Rev. Russell...
  • Rauner keeps human rights chief under Blagojevich, Quinn

    Rauner keeps human rights chief under Blagojevich, Quinn
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner announced late Friday that he would keep Rocco Claps, the first openly gay state agency director, as head of the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Claps was first appointed to the post in 2003 under now-imprisoned ex-Gov....
  • Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case

    Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case
    Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent. Housing...
  • Atlanta fire chief fired after calling gays 'vile' claims religious bias

    The former Atlanta fire chief, who was dismissed by the city’s mayor this month after writing a book in which he said homosexuality is “vile,” has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the city in a case that is testing the...
  • Benedictine's MLK breakfast speaker emphasizes interfaith understanding

    Benedictine's MLK breakfast speaker emphasizes interfaith understanding
    Rukshad Patel and her son don’t always practice full disclosure with one another. “He doesn’t know I’m coming,” said Patel, a College of DuPage accounting professor who lives in Glen Ellyn. She was on her way Monday...
  • Can a baker refuse to make an anti-gay cake?

    Can a baker refuse to make an anti-gay cake?
    High school debaters call it a turnaround: when one team manages to redeploy an argument made by the other team right back at them. A beauty of a turnaround is now being wielded by those who say ┬ábusiness owners with religious objections shouldn’t...