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Gay Rights

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  • 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...
  • Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union

    Hundreds of anti-gay demonstrators in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro may have set back their country’s bid to join the European Union on Wednesday with their rock-throwing protest against a gay pride march. At the first known pride...
  • Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka

    Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka
    Gay rights groups have been ceremoniously dumping Stolichnaya vodka into gutters from West Hollywood to Manhattan in protest against a Russian law banning gay pride events and other public displays of homosexual “propaganda.” The problem...
  • Lesbians and gays see a more accepting society

    Lesbians and gays see a more accepting society
    A sweeping new study of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans finds that the overwhelming majority believe society has grown more accepting over the last decade — and will continue to do so in the decade to come. Yet many said they...
  • Gay NBA player Jason Collins feels the love; will goodwill continue?

    Gay NBA player Jason Collins feels the love; will goodwill continue?
    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...
  • Minneapolis mayor puts stamp of history on gay marriages

    After each gay couple made their way down Minneapolis City Hall’s five flights of marble stairs – past flashy floral arrangements and packs of photographers, past a brass quintet and a gay men’s chorus – they paused for a private...
  • DOMA: For lesbian plaintiff, moral victory and a $363,053 tax refund

    DOMA: For lesbian plaintiff, moral victory and a $363,053 tax refund
    NEW YORK -- It wasn't just the $363,053 tax bill that drove Edith "Edie"  Windsor to take on the federal government four years ago. Windsor, heartbroken after the death of her longtime partner, Thea Spyer, was also angered by the fact that if Thea had...
  • Gay marriage ruling: Supreme Court finds DOMA unconstitutional

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other...
  • ‘Hobbit’: Ian McKellen,Tolkien guardian, acting wizard

     
    Ian McKellen speaks in a wise, mellifluous baritone that contains just a hint of impish glee. Over the course of ......
  • Bill Rosendahl, happy warrior

     Bill Rosendahl, happy warrior
    Robert Kennedy was a young Bill Rosendahl's hope for the White House, but Kennedy's rival, Hubert Humphrey, practiced the "happy warrior" style of politics that represents the principles Rosendahl has embraced. As he leaves the Los Angeles City Council...
  • Cal State trustees will hear budget proposal

     
    The California State University Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday and Wednesday to review details of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, which provides an additional $125 million in funding for the 23-campus system. The governor has proposed...
  • Steve Lopez: It's too late for Cardinal Roger Mahony's apologies

     
    Cardinal Roger M. Mahony doesn't appear to have changed much in retirement. He and his legal protectors have continued to fight the release of damning documents every step of the way. When that fails, and his role in the cover-up......