| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Whether a business can refuse to do business with same-sex couples may be a hot political topic, but it’s apparently not ready for prime time at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the court declined to review a decision by the New Mexico Supreme...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Hey, gay rights activists: Why are you doing your best to make everyone hate you?
I'm talking about the forced resignation of Mozilla Corp. CEO Brendan Eich. Because six years ago as a private citizen -- I repeat, six years ago as a private citizen --...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Brendan Eich's 10-day reign as CEO of Mozilla, developer of the popular Firefox web browser, ended Thursday. He was done in by the news that he had donated $1,000 in 2008 to support Proposition 8, the anti-gay rights measure on the California ballot...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Reuters: Fred Waldron Phelps Sr, who launched the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church in the 1950s, "is on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house," his son, Nathan Phelps, wrote on his Facebook page..... Phelps had long been pastor of......
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:14 PM
As the founder of the Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps made plenty of enemies over the last two decades for protesting at the funerals of gay people and soldiers to spread his church's fire-and-brimstone message.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:10 PM
TUCSON — When Arizona took controversial stands in the past — refusing to create a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and enacting a tough anti-illegal immigration law — state leaders shrugged off the criticism from out of state as the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:41 PM
HOUSTON — A federal judge in deeply conservative Texas overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday, saying the prohibition is unconstitutional and stigmatizes gay couples, a ruling that gay rights advocates say adds significant...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:22 PM
TUCSON — In a victory hailed by gay rights advocates, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have bolstered a business owner's right to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion.
The veto, delivered the same...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Discrimination," he said, "is horrible. It's hurtful. It has no place in civilized society..."
You would think that statement, delivered recently in the Kansas legislature, a noble sentiment no right-thinking person could argue with. But we are gathered...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:47 PM
In Arizona, corporate presure might have helped persuade Gov. Jan Brewer this week to veto legislation derided as anti-gay.
Now in Boston, this weekend, political pressure appears to be reopening a door for gays to one of the major events in the city,...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Thanks to a recent court ruling, same-sex couples in Cook County can now get married immediately rather than having to wait until June. And while that's an occasion for joy, sometimes enthusiastic interference from families and friends can lead to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:53 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her record as secretary of State against Republican criticism that she had been too accommodating to Russia, arguing Wednesday that she had taken a tough but pragmatic approach so the U.S. could attain its goals.