AIDS: Signs of progress, but worries about cuts

Posted on 06 Dec 2013 at 9:20am

Sequestration and other cuts may affect budgets of AIDS organizations that are seeing more clients and increased demand for services Lisa keen  |  Keen News Service More than 9,000 people with HIV were on a waiting list for federal assistance in buying their medications in August 2011. On Monday, President Obama announced that, as of [...]

Marriage equality comes to Hawaii

Posted on 15 Nov 2013 at 10:15am

Governor signs bill, slating marriages to start Dec. 2; Ill. governor to sign marriage bill next week, bringing marriage-equality state count to 16 By OSKAR GARCIA  |  Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill this week legalizing gay marriage, positioning the islands for more newlywed tourists. Abercrombie signed the bill Wednesday [...]

New Supreme Court session may include LGBT cases

Posted on 11 Oct 2013 at 10:50am

Nation’s high court rejects two gay-interest cases, but legal analysts expect court to hear others, even one on state marriage bans   LISA KEEN  |  Keen News Service The U.S. Supreme Court rejected this week reviews of two lower court decisions of some interest to LGBT legal activists. But some gay-related cases could be on [...]

Ohio gay marriage lawsuit expanded

Posted on 27 Sep 2013 at 10:40am

Men fighting to list husbands on death certificates join with other same-sex couples in similar cases AMANDA LEE MYERS  |  Associated Press CINCINNATI — A lawsuit seeking to have the out-of-state marriages of two gay Ohio couples recognized on death certificates has been expanded to include all similarly situated couples, despite a statewide ban on [...]

National Briefs • 08.30.13

Posted on 30 Aug 2013 at 10:45am

Same-sex couples challenge Neb. law banning gay foster parents LINCOLN, Neb. — Three same-sex couples plan to sue Nebraska because they say the state won’t allow them to become foster parents. The American Civil Liberties Union plans to hold a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss the lawsuit it plans to file on behalf of [...]

Rep. Tammy Baldwin leads push to end ban on gay blood donors

Posted on 06 Aug 2013 at 10:53am

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is leading a push in Washington to allow gay men to donate blood.

‘I didn’t expect to cry that hard’

Posted on 02 Aug 2013 at 9:39am

MINNEAPOLIS — Gay couples began tying the knot in Minnesota and Rhode Island on Thursday.

Gay couples flock to California courts to wed

Posted on 05 Jul 2013 at 8:45am

 | Associated Press Jubilant gay and lesbian couples flocked to city halls and county courthouses across California to wed with pets, siblings and kids in tow as same-sex marriages resumed across the state following a five-year legal hiatus. Monday was the first chance for all but a handful of the state’s same-sex couples [...]

LGBT advocates laud historic DOMA, Prop 8 rulings

Posted on 26 Jun 2013 at 2:33pm

One gay legal expert calls high court’s decisions ‘nearly perfect,’ but impact unclear in states without marriage equality

High court to rule in marriage cases

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 at 1:00pm

Experts say next Monday, Thursday are most likely days for justices to hand down historic decisions in cases challenging DOMA, Prop 8 LISA KEEN  |  Keen News Service The U.S. Supreme Court will release decisions any day now in two high-profile cases involving marriage and same-sex couples. Historically, the court has favored releasing its most [...]