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Gay Rights

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  • India's Supreme Court reinstates law criminalizing gay sex

    NEW DELHI — In a reversal that surprised many gay activists and flew in the face of changes seen in some other countries recently, India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a lower-court ruling, in effect making homosexuality a crime...
  • Village People singer doesn't want 'Y.M.C.A.' used in Olympics protest

    Village People singer doesn't want 'Y.M.C.A.' used in Olympics protest
    The original lead singer for the Village People doesn't mind that his 1970s disco hit "Y.M.C.A." became a gay anthem, but he doesn't want it used to protest the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. With gay rights a hot-button issue for the upcoming...
  • 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...
  • British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen

    British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen
    LONDON — Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing, the British scientist whose code-breaking work helped the Allies beat Adolf Hitler and whom many consider the father of artificial intelligence, received a royal pardon Tuesday for the crime...
  • With 'Duck Dynasty' flap, reality TV gets a little too real

    With 'Duck Dynasty' flap, reality TV gets a little too real
    The A&E cable channel has a huge hit show in “Duck Dynasty” and a huge PR problem with the star of the show, Phil Robertson, who will not back down from comments he has made disparaging homosexuals and questioning whether blacks really had...
  • Oh, yesterday went suddenly

    How fitting that Richard Blanco chose the sun. A 44-year-old poet raised in Miami, the first Cuban-American and the first openly gay person ever to deliver a presidential inauguration poem, he used the earth star to frame his composition, "One Today," at...
  • Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states

    Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states
    There is no civil rights movement in the country’s history that has moved further, faster than the gay rights movement. In 1958, more than nine in 10 of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll opposed marriage between blacks and whites. It took nearly...
  • Box office: 'Ender's Game' moves only a few spaces

    Box office: 'Ender's Game' moves only a few spaces
    The insectoids aren't really buzzing this weekend. After more than a decade of development and a cacophony of fan debate, "Ender's Game" arrived in theaters with a decent but hardly spectacular Friday. The Gavin Hood-directed futurist action movie...
  • Scouts, be prepared for a celebration in the future

    Hold your applause. As milestones go, this one is disappointing. It is, at best, half a milestone. Or a down payment on a milestone. If you are of a more cynical bent, you might even call it an effort to forestall a milestone. Whatever you call it, last...
  • Let's fly the rainbow flag in Sochi

     
    From Sunday's print column You don't have to be a liberal or a proponent of gay rights to be outraged by the declaration of Russia's sports minister Thursday that his country's harsh new laws banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations"......
  • 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...
  • Why Mark Carson matters

    Mark Carson was shot in the face because he's gay. His alleged killer, 33-year-old Elliot Morales, is said to have confronted Carson, 32, and a companion, in New York's Greenwich Village last Friday night, yelling antigay slurs. When Carson walked away,...