By leaps and bounds

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

A cascade of rulings jump the number of marriage equality states from 19 to 30-plus in less than a week Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service A unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Oct. 7, struck down state bans against marriage for same-sex couples in Nevada and Idaho. [...]

From 1981 to 2014: The virus is different, but the fear is the same

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:15am

Team Reporting by the Dallas Voice Editorial Staff   It was 1981, and young gay men were beginning to die of diseases that they shouldn’t be getting, and that shouldn’t have been able to kill them, even if they did become infected. By March that year, at least eight young gay men in New York [...]

Learning the ropes, from A to Z

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:00am

Ann Zadeh is Fort Worth’s newest city council member, but she’s no stranger to city policy   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Ann Zadeh’s first night as a councilwoman — replacing the city’s first and so far only openly gay councilmember Joel Burns — was no honeymoon. Elected in June, Fort Worth’s new councilwoman for [...]

DPD, DFR pension board postpones equal benefits

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 6:45am

Vote comes despite emotional testimony from the dozen Dallas police officers that attended the pension board meeting to ask for equal benefits for their spouses   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Four city councilmen who sit on the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board made it clear to the rest of the board that the [...]

Speak Out Poll: Does your job offer partner benefits for LGBT employees’ families?

Posted on 09 Oct 2014 at 7:50pm

Another one bites the dust: 9th Circuit strikes down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada, Idaho

Posted on 07 Oct 2014 at 5:06pm

Nevada officials have already said they won’t appeal; no word yet from Idaho on appeal Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service   A unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Oct. 7, struck down state bans against marriage for same-sex couples in Nevada and Idaho. But the ruling will [...]

SCOTUS rejects appeals in marriage cases

Posted on 06 Oct 2014 at 12:25pm

Decision means appellate rulings overturning gay marriage bans in 5 states stay in effect and stays on rulings are lifted.   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service nash@dallasvoice.com In a surprise development, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday, Oct. 6, that it would not accept for review any of the seven appeals on same-sex marriage [...]

SCOTUS rejects appeals in marriage cases

Posted on 06 Oct 2014 at 12:11pm

Decision means appellate rulings overturning gay marriage bans in 5 states stay in effect and stays on rulings are lifted.   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service In a surprise development, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday, Oct. 6, that it would not accept for review any of the seven appeals on same-sex marriage bans [...]

Walking for life

Posted on 06 Oct 2014 at 6:45am

AIDS Arms uses LifeWalk funds to adapt programs to the changing HIV landscape   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com As the Affordable Care Act helps more people find health coverage, some people with HIV find they can’t afford their policies’ enormous deductibles and co-pays. Funds raised by LifeWalk this year, taking place Sunday, Oct. [...]

Speak Out Poll: Will you change your daily routine now that Ebola has been confirmed in Dallas?

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 2:46pm