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 [...]
The 1st court victory was in Hawaii, but marriage equality took 20 years to come to the state, taught advocates value of persistence DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer Hawaii appeared to be the perfect place to begin the marriage equality battle — a liberal state where more than half of all marriages are interracial. The [...]
State’s GOP-controlled Legislature has refused to consider bills to reverse ban on same-sex marriage MARC LEVY | Associated Press HARRISBURG — Federal court decisions to overturn bans on same-sex marriage in two conservative states may not have an immediate effect in Pennsylvania, the only northeastern state that does not recognize gay marriages. Rather, Pennsylvania state [...]