Ky. city alters proposed gay rights ordinance

Posted on 30 May 2014 at 8:20am

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 [...]

Marriage equality hits a milestone

Posted on 30 May 2014 at 7:55am

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 [...]

Gallup poll: Same-sex marriage support at new high

Posted on 23 May 2014 at 7:15am

A majority of Americans across the nation continue to support same-sex marriage.

LGBT leaders reject book on Prop 8

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 at 8:35am

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 [...]

Federal funding not enough to tackle soaring HIV infections in the South

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 7:15am

The shortage of HIV specialist physicians in the South is further burdened by a hefty rise in HIV infections.

National News • 03-21-14

Posted on 21 Mar 2014 at 10:20am

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 [...]

Arizona governor vetoes anti-gay bill

Posted on 28 Feb 2014 at 7:35am

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 [...]

Ohio couple files lawsuit to overturn state’s marriage ban

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 at 8:15am

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 [...]

How to invite 700,000 of your closest friends to your wedding

Posted on 14 Feb 2014 at 11:49am

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 [...]

‘A Jackie Robinson moment’

Posted on 14 Feb 2014 at 7:15am

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 [...]