City officials succumb to threats from a religious organization which threatened legal action ASSOCIATED PRESS DANVILLE, Ky. — The Danville City Commission has altered a proposed gay rights ordinance to exempt religious groups after a Baptist-affiliated organization threatened to leave the city. The City Commission changed the proposed ordinance this week, and members voted 3-2 [...]
Will U.S. Supreme Court hear a case now that more than half the states have marriage equality or marriages laws ruled unconstitutional? DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Last week, marriage equality hit a milestone. When judges in Oregon and Pennsylvania declared those state’s marriage bans unconstitutional and state officials decided not to challenge the [...]
A majority of Americans across the nation continue to support same-sex marriage.
LISA KEEN | Keen News Service To say there’s been a flurry of discussion around the Tuesday release of a new book on the legal case that challenged California’s Proposition 8 would be an understatement. The book, Forcing the Spring, by New York Times writer Jo Becker, has been thoroughly pilloried by many plugged-in LGBT [...]
The shortage of HIV specialist physicians in the South is further burdened by a hefty rise in HIV infections.
Oregon AG to implement gay marriage if ban falls ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s attorney general told a federal court Tuesday why she believes the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages violates the federal constitutional rights of homosexual couples. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum added that Oregon is prepared to implement gay marriages if a [...]
The state’s business community, along with GOP leaders, told Gov. Jan Brewer the legislation would usher in an economic disaster LISA KEEN | Keen News Service PHOENIX —Republican Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the religious-bias bill Wednesday, after nearly all political pundits predicted she would. The bill would have allowed people to discriminate based on self-claimed [...]
A couple married in New York in 2012 and together 28 years say they are tired of being treated as second-class citizens AMANDA LEE MYERS | Associated Press CLEVELAND — A gay married couple has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit asking a judge to overturn Ohio’s statewide gay marriage ban because they say [...]
Even in the LGBT community, some thought Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots’ wedding on a float in the Rose Parade was too in-your-face DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer CALIFORNIA — Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots saved a fortune on flowers for their wedding, yet they managed to have 700,000 people attend, while millions of [...]
The revelation by Mizzou gridiron standout Michael Sam represents a sea-change in American history. So why are so many people resistant? ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Syle Editor In 42, last year’s film about Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and the decision by Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey’s (Harrison Ford) to recruit him as the first [...]