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  • Equal protection protests lead to arrests at NC legislature

    More demonstrators at the North Carolina Legislative Building were arrested Wednesday after advocating equal protections for gays, immigrants and the uninsured in the wake of last week's Supreme Court rulings. General Assembly police placed six...
  • Michigan senators spar over Juneteenth slavery resolution

    A proposed Michigan legislative resolution recognizing a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery is on hold because Republican leaders are uncomfortable with the language, spurring criticism from the measure's black sponsor that attempting to change...
  • With new chair, NY St. Patrick's parade to add 2nd gay group

    After ending a long and controversial ban on gay groups this year, the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day parade has new leadership and plans to add another gay contingent to its ranks, organizers said Wednesday. John Lahey was elected chairman on...
  • As Myanmar rights official, an Elvis impersonator sings different tune

     As Myanmar rights official, an Elvis impersonator sings different tune
    It was 1967 when U Win Mra, Burma's most successful Elvis impersonator, relinquished his dream of a singing career. As a teenager, he had twice won nationwide contests for mimicking the king of rock 'n' roll. Three songs he recorded for the national...
  • Gloucester County Attorney says school transgender restroom policy does not violate Title IX

    Gloucester County Attorney says school transgender restroom policy does not violate Title IX
    County Attorney Ted Wilmot said Wednesday he was not surprised that the U.S. Department of Justice filed court papers this week expressing its opinion that the lawsuit filed by a 16-year-old transgender student against Gloucester schools had merit under...
  • Marriage equality is just the beginning

    Marriage equality is just the beginning
    I am proud to live in a country where marriage equality is the law of the land and look forward to the day when lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens have full and equal rights in every state with regard to employment and service. — Kathy...
  • Why we must fight economic apartheid in America

    Why we must fight economic apartheid in America
    Almost lost in the wave of responses to the Supreme Court decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and allowing gays and lesbians to marry was the significance of the court's decision on housing discrimination. In a 5-4 ruling, the court...
  • Gay marriage is not an attack on religious freedom

    Gay marriage is not an attack on religious freedom
    The loud protests by certain people against the Supreme Court’s approval of same-sex marriage are completely specious because there are no direct victims harmed by this ruling. The mere fact that some religious groups oppose the idea is not a...
  • Obama's new 'bucket' attitude

    One of the most ironic things about U.S. presidents is how soon after they get comfortable with the job that it's over. That's a happy thought to those who can't wait to see President Barack Obama go -- as the ranks of hopeful Republican candidates...
  • Indiana's religious freedom bill among host of new laws

    Just days after a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Indiana's religious freedom law took effect Wednesday amid an ongoing national debate over gay rights and religious objections. Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act,...
  • You can't compromise with culture warriors

    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...