| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants the Supreme Court to overturn California's gay marriage ban, outlining a broad legal argument that could ultimately be applied to other state prohibitions across the country.
| Mar 5, 2013
| 9:33 PM
"Now is the time . . . " — Martin Luther King, August 28, 1963
Brendon Ayanbadejo is wrong.
It is painful to say that. Ayanbadejo’s heart is in a good place and the advice he gave last week on MSNBC’s "The Ed Show" was practical...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:42 PM
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,...
| May 26, 2013
| 3:51 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers leading the fight for gay marriage in California have been quietly preparing state officials for the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court might dismiss the case on a technicality next month without deciding the fate of...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing heightened expectations from gay rights supporters, the Obama administration is considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on gay marriage — a move that could have a far-reaching impact on same-...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Utilizing celebrity to raise money, the Equality Florida gay rights group is holding a fundraiser featuring Brendon Ayanbadejo, the former Baltimore Raven and former Miami Dolphin.
Ayanbadejo, a Fort Lauderdale resident who’s been outspoken on...
| May 22, 2013
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,...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:34 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As a crowd of thousands roared from the lawn of the state Capitol, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday that makes gay marriage legal here come Aug. 1.
"What a day for Minnesota!" the Democratic governor...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:54 PM
National political leaders, gay rights groups and entertainment icons on Monday spoke in support of Jason Collins, the first active professional athlete to come out as gay.
The 34-year-old Los Angeles native, who helped lead Harvard-Westlake School to...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Jason Collins, the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional team to come out as gay, is receiving widespread support for his announcement.
The reaction to his news Monday was swift.
President Obama, who just last year announced his...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:35 AM
State Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, said he may abandon his bill that would block local governments from adopting mandatory sick time benefits, such as one pending in Orange County, and go for something broader.
Instead, Simmons said he may...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:40 PM
For the second time in less than six months, just three House Republicans signed their names to gay rights legislation. And one of them is again Lehigh Valley Rep. Charlie Dent.
Dent added his name Thursday to a bill making it illegal to discriminate...