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Gay Rights

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  • Appeals court upholds ruling voiding Oklahoma gay marriage ban

    Oklahoma City (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court decision voiding as unconstitutional Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage, drawing on a similar decision it made for Utah. The decision by the three-judge panel of the Denver-...
  • Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians

    Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians
    Attempting to make inroads with a Democratic-leaning voting bloc, the Palm Beach County Republican Party is reaching out to the gay and lesbian community. Chairwoman Anita Mitchell hopes gays and lesbians will see the Republican Party as something other...
  • Documentary to follow up on gay rights issues at Sochi Olympics

    Documentary to follow up on gay rights issues at Sochi Olympics
    In the wake of the 2014 Sochi Wiinter Games -- where gay rights in sports became an issue -- Robert Redford's Sundance Productions is working on a documentary that chronicles the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes. Retired ...
  • Democracy: No longer for sale?

    Ah, 1961. The year -- certain aspects of it, anyway -- are almost impossible to remember. "Whites only" bathrooms, for instance. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing...
  • Obama caught between religious groups, gay rights activists over order

    WASHINGTON Gay rights activists cheered when President Barack Obama announced that he'd sign a long-sought executive order prohibiting companies that do government work from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...
  • Gay rights groups halt support for ENDA workplace discrimination bill

    Gay rights groups halt support for ENDA workplace discrimination bill
    Six national gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for what had been hailed as historic legislation to prohibit workplace discrimination, citing concerns over an exemption for employers who object to homosexuality on religious grounds. Led by the...
  • Therapy for gays in spotlight after Texas Republicans' backing

    AUSTIN, Texas Counselors, therapists and pastors across Texas that believe people can change their sexual orientation through therapy have found themselves in the spotlight after state Republicans endorsed such therapies in their state platform....
  • Burger King selling gay rights burger

    Burger King selling gay rights burger
    Fast food chain Burger King is taking its own unique stance on gay rights with a "new" whopper.  The Proud Whopper, which will be sold at one San Francisco area location, doesn't have any extra ingredients or special sauces. It isn't a veggie burger...
  • Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling

    Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling
    Gay rights groups voiced cautious optimism Tuesday that this week's Supreme Court decision exempting some corporations from offering contraceptive coverage for female workers will not trigger a widespread assault on same-sex benefits or anti-...
  • Record jobs a bittersweet milestone

    Record jobs a bittersweet milestone
    The Lehigh Valley had a seasonally adjusted total of 349,200 jobs in May — 2,900 more than the previous peak way, way back in 2007 ... Local booze, anyone? A new microdistillery will get its start in Allentown ... Exclusive: Venture capitalist...
  • Obama to sign executive order curbing discrimination against gays

    President Obama plans to sign an executive order forbidding companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, fulfilling a goal that gay rights organizations...
  • Coming Out: The Struggle For Gay Rights In Connecticut

    Coming Out: The Struggle For Gay Rights In Connecticut
    The kiss was not planned. Moments after announcing he was gay at a 1990 news conference, then-state Rep. Joe Grabarz embraced friends and colleagues who had come out to support him. One of the well-wishers was a former boyfriend. "I was hugging...