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Gay Rights

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  • Federal court rules against Utah ban on same-sex marriage

    Federal court rules against Utah ban on same-sex marriage
    Gay marriage advocates won a significant court victory Wednesday when a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling in Utah that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages. The 2-1 ruling by a panel of the Denver-based 10th Circuit...
  • LGBT pride on parade in West Hollywood

    LGBT pride on parade in West Hollywood
    In the crowd watching the annual L.A. Pride Parade on Sunday, Raymond Sylvester could hardly keep the smile off his face. Sylvester, 74, was at the first parade in 1970, when it was so controversial that members of the Los Angeles Police Commission...
  • Attack of the orange-juice lady

    Attack of the orange-juice lady
    Much of the new documentary "The Day It Snowed in Miami" centers on the battlefield of a gay-rights crusade in Miami in 1977, when gay activists clashed with an unlikely opponent: Miss Oklahoma Anita Bryant. The fresh-faced conservative singer and...
  • May Department Stores heir gives Los Angeles LGBT Center $6.5 million

    The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center — which this week changed its name to the Los Angeles LGBT Center — has received the largest gift ever given to an LGBT organization by a living person: $6.5 million. Anita May Rosenstein, 60, of...
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  • At LGBT fundraiser in New York, Obama gets standing ovations

    President Obama got two sustained standing ovations at the annual LGBT gala in Manhattan on Tuesday night -- one for promising an executive order the group has long wanted and one just for walking into the room. After taking the stage at the...
  • 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...
  • Lawyers flock to gay-marriage proponents

    As U.S. lawsuits seeking gay-marriage rights move toward a likely showdown at the Supreme Court next year, major law firms are rushing to get involved — but only on the side of the proponents. A Reuters review of more than 100 court filings...
  • Former pastor appeals defrocking for officiating at gay wedding

    BALTIMORE Frank Schaefer, defrocked by the Methodist Church after he officiated at his gay son's wedding, is seeking to have his credentials reinstated at an appeal hearing Friday in Baltimore. As he sat in the lobby of the hotel where his appeal is...
  • Confusion, celebration in Wisconsin as same-sex marriage legalized

    On Friday, for the fifth time since winter, a judge threw out a state's ban on gay marriage and let the ruling take immediate effect, prompting a wave of confusion and celebration statewide. The latest state to see its gay couples galvanized into...
  • A good reason to #EndFathersDay: It's a gendered holiday

    A good reason to #EndFathersDay: It's a gendered holiday
    Although I’m a dad, I think it’s time to put an end to Father’s Day. When I was a kid, I always saw myself throwing a Frisbee with my future children. But when I came out at USC in 1992, gay parenting was still in the closet. My...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: Doing it their way

    'Mad Men' recap: Doing it their way
    “It’s nice to see family happiness again.” You said it, Lou. How strange that it’s Lou Avery, of all people -- the creator of "Scout's honor" and the equivalent of King Joffrey in a mohair sweater -- who perfectly sums up my...