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  • Mark Davis: I can solve the gay marriage debate

    For years, I've had this crazy idea for solving the gay marriage debate. It's called following the Constitution. Under this revolutionary plan, states wishing to grant equal status to gay unions may do so, while states wishing to maintain unique legal...
  • Why conversion therapy for transgender youth is unethical

    To the editor: Eric Vilain and J. Michael Bailey correctly warn about the limits of our knowledge about children who socially transition to another gender before puberty, but they wrongly conclude that we shouldn't condemn conversion therapy for these...
  • UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats....
  • Timeline of landmarks in Ireland's changing attitude to gays

    Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times. Saturday's referendum result to legalize gay marriage represents a stunning triumph for gay rights activists following decades of...
  • Marriage objections bill nears final OK in NC legislature

    North Carolina legislators neared final approval Wednesday on legislation allowing some North Carolina court officials to opt out of same-sex marriage duties based on "sincerely held religious" objections. The House, in a largely party-line vote of 65-...
  • House committee kills Ala. bill banning LGBT discrimination

    An Alabama House committee has killed a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The House Judiciary Committee canceled a vote that had been scheduled on the bill, which would have protected individuals from...
  • For these parents, 'what if your kid is transgender?' isn't hypothetical

    For these parents, 'what if your kid is transgender?' isn't hypothetical
    Last week, UCLA geneticist and pediatrician Eric Vilain and Northwestern University psychologist Michael Bailey took to The Times' Op-Ed page to discuss the development of transgender and gender dysphoric youths. As the headline suggests, their piece...
  • Indianapolis mobile home operator accused of discrimination

    The operator of an Indianapolis mobile home park is facing a discrimination lawsuit alleging it discouraged minorities and people with disabilities from renting homes. The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana this month filed the federal lawsuit...
  • Bangor mother defends son who wore Chick-fil-A T-shirt during Gay-Straight Alliance event

    Bangor mother defends son who wore Chick-fil-A T-shirt during Gay-Straight Alliance event
    The mother of a Bangor Area High School student who wore a Chick-fil-A shirt during a Gay-Straight Alliance event this month says she believes it was within his First Amendment right to do so. The student and a friend sparked outrage among the district's...
  • Irish gay marriage vote 'a defeat for humanity,' Vatican says

    VATICAN CITY Last week's referendum legalizing gay marriage in Ireland "is not only a defeat for Christian principles, but also a bit of a defeat for humanity," according to a top Vatican official. Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin who is the...
  • Lawmakers support bills favoring police over other unions

    Lawmakers support bills favoring police over other unions
    In corridors up and down the state Capitol, support for law enforcement is clear. Lawmakers adorn their doors and windows with black-sashed state police emblems to honor a trooper who died and another who was wounded by an alleged sniper in September....