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  • For Zoey Tur, a new life as transgender woman takes flight

    For Zoey Tur, a new life as transgender woman takes flight
    At 700 feet above Los Angeles, Zoey Tur realized she'd never flown a chopper in heels. "One thing I quickly discovered as a female pilot," she said. "Ditch the heels!" The airborne reporter and pilot bent down, pulled off her pumps and threw them in the...
  • Why fixing Indiana's religious freedom law may not be easy

    Why fixing Indiana's religious freedom law may not be easy
    Gov. Mike Pence said that he wants lawmakers to “work around the clock,” to find a fix for a state law that critics say allows for discrimination against gays and lesbians by those with opposing religious beliefs. But finding a legislative fix...
  • How to prevent another anti-gay 'religious freedom' law

     How to prevent another anti-gay 'religious freedom' law
    To the editor: The passage of bills in Indiana, Mississippi and Arkansas that sanction discrimination based on religious freedom demonstrate the dearth of federal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) individuals. ("In...
  • Selma anniversary has Passover resonance

    Selma anniversary has Passover resonance
    As a kid, I'd make a face when it was announced that everyone at the Passover table was free to add a personal observation or commentary on the story of the holiday, which begins Friday evening. Tradition provides that, except for a few bites of matzo...
  • Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law

    Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law
    Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the...
  • Where do 'religious freedom' acts mention gays or lesbians?

    Where do 'religious freedom' acts mention gays or lesbians?
    Poor Mike Pence. The Indiana governor, eyeing a long-shot presidential bid, probably didn't expect the hot mess he got himself into by signing his state's version of the federal Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, or RFRA. And it showed. On ABC's...
  • Gay rights supporters prepare for fight in Mississippi beyond marriage

    At Hardee's restaurant on the east side of town, near the tiny two-room house where Elvis Presley was born, five mostly retired Tupelo good old boys sit nursing coffee, talking about gay marriage. "I'm agin it," said Roger Morgan, 78, as the others...
  • Democrats call for repeal of religious objections law

    Democrats call for repeal of religious objections law
    Democratic legislators say a full repeal of Indiana's new law on religious objections is the only way to stem the widespread criticism rolling over the state as local Democratic and Republican political leaders continue to ask for changes to the law....
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook is forging an unusual path as a social activist

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is forging an unusual path as a social activist
    Tim Cook runs the world's most valuable company. Now he's making his mark as an outspoken social activist. The Apple chief executive, 54, penned a sharply worded opinion piece that ran Sunday in which he condemned a slew of "pro-discrimination"...
  • A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

    A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom
    Indiana lawmakers have been scrambling to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from...
  • Fort Lauderdale internal police investigation of racist behavior needs do-over

    Fort Lauderdale internal police investigation of racist behavior needs do-over
    Fort Lauderdale city and police leaders promised justice. But now questions are swirling concerning the police department's internal investigation of the behavior of four police officers and a racist video made by one of them. The city's Citizen...