Tag: gay rights advocates

Same-sex marriage returns to political spotlight

Issue could appear on ballot in as many as 6 states this year NEW YORK — Same-sex marriage is back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Election Day in November as a half-dozen states face potentially...

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Is Obama the ‘MLK for the gays’?

As you’ve probably heard, the Justice Department filed another brief in support of the Defense of Marriage Act on Thursday, prompting criticism from gay rights advocates who say the Obama administration should allow the...

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Will civil unions delay gay marriage in Illinois?

As state Legislature sends bill to governor’s desk, some wonder whether new legal status will make it harder to achieve full equality CHRISTOPHER WILLS and CARLA K. JOHNSON  |  Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Gay...

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2 arrested in anti-gay beating at famed gay bar

JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press
NEW YORK — A patron at the Stonewall Inn, a powerful symbol of the gay rights movement since protests over a 1969 police raid there, was tackled to the floor and beaten in an anti-gay bias attack over the weekend, authorities said Monday, Oct. 4.

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