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  • Judge hears arguments on challenge to state's same-sex marriage ban

    Judge hears arguments on challenge to state's same-sex marriage ban
    A Cook County Circuit Court judge heard oral arguments Tuesday on a motion to dismiss a challenge to Illinois' same-sex marriage ban, with attorneys sparring over ideal child-rearing circumstances and gender stereotypes, among other issues. Circuit...
  • ‘Ender’s Game’: New propaganda posters appeal to honor, fear

     
    An exploding spacecraft and a regiment of troops are the subjects of two new posters for the film “Ender's Game.” […]...
  • Why we shouldn't boycott the Olympics

    Why we shouldn't boycott the Olympics
    It's like 1980 all over again. There's a war in Afghanistan, the economy is lousy, Paul McCartney has a new record coming out and some people are calling for the United States to stay away from the upcoming Olympics in Russia. When the first talk of...
  • Gay rights groups protest Met's opening-night gala

    Gay rights groups protest Met's opening-night gala
    Gala-goers at the Metropolitan Opera's opening night of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” a tale of fiery, futile love, were also greeted with a few impassioned pleas. Members of LGBT advocacy groups Monday night staged a protest...
  • West largely rejecting calls for Olympic boycott over Russia anti-gay law

    Athletes, sports officials and politicians worldwide have condemned recent Russian legislation that criminalizes public displays of support for gays and lesbians. But an international consensus is building that to boycott the 2014 Olympic Winter Games...
  • California's transgender students bill of rights: Going too far?

    California's transgender students bill of rights: Going too far?
    California has once again found itself in the national headlines -- this time for a new law involving transgender students. As The Times' Patrick McGreevy wrote on PolitiCal, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill allowing "students in California...
  • @Horse_ebooks revealed as conceptual art project -- by humans

    @Horse_ebooks revealed as conceptual art project -- by humans
    The mystery behind @Horse_ebooks, the Twitter account long suspected to be a spambot, has been revealed -- and it has an artistic twist. The account, which spews random bits of text and phrases, is run by real people as part of a years-long conceptual...
  • On Russia's anti-gay laws, Elton John to the rescue? He'll try.

    What’s the best way for celebrities to take a stand against Russia’s anti-gay regime and its homophobic disciples? Should they take actor Wentworth Miller’s approach and forgo any appearances in Russia until the country has done away...
  • Gay rights group blasts Marco Rubio for blocking black, gay judicial nominee

    Gay rights group blasts Marco Rubio for blocking black, gay judicial nominee
    Original post | Sept. 25, 2013 Updated | Sept. 26, 2013 The gay rights group Equality Florida is criticizing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, for blocking the nomination of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas to a federal judgeship in the district that...
  • Boycotting Barilla pasta for anti-gay remarks? A couple of suggestions

    Boycotting Barilla pasta for anti-gay remarks? A couple of suggestions
    Gay rights activists have launched a boycott against Barilla after the CEO of the pasta behemoth said he would not use a gay couple in the company’s ads. Guido Barilla’s reasoning: Gays don’t fit in with the image of a “classic...
  • Guido Barilla says pasta maker will never show gay families in ads

    Guido Barilla says pasta maker will never show gay families in ads
    Is Barilla pasta taking a page out of the Chick Fil-A anti-gay playbook? The Italian pasta company is receiving heat after its chairman said Wednesday in a radio interview that the company would "never use homosexual couples" in its advertisements. ...
  • On chicken sandwiches, pro football and human rights

    We are gathered here today to discuss two recent controversies about same-sex marriage. One comes from the world of pigskin, the other from the world of chicken fat. You are surely familiar with the latter. It unfolded a few weeks ago over comments by...