| Nov 10, 2013
— Democratic Rep. Greg Harris stood in front of his desk Monday night and voiced the question on the minds of the roughly dozen advocates, lobbyists and lawmakers packed into his small office near the Capitol: Should he call the gay marriage bill...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Who has had an abortion? In an intriguing cover story, New York Magazine decided to answer that question with the names, faces and accounts of 26 women from varied backgrounds who have had the procedure.
As New York Magazine points out, about 1.2...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
WASHINGTON — A bill to extend historic new protections to gays in the workplace won easy Senate approval Thursday, bolstered by rare bipartisan support that illustrated the dramatic shift in the politics around gay rights amid growing public...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:04 PM
WASHINGTON — Walking a delicate tightrope of not alienating his conservative base but needing to endear himself to Pennsylvania's more moderate electorate, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey voted for a historic gay rights bill Thursday....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:03 PM
When a statewide immigrant-rights coalition endorsed same-sex marriage this past spring, 11 groups were given a stark choice by a Roman Catholic anti-poverty program: Leave the coalition, or lose their Catholic funding.
Eight of the groups decided to...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:49 AM
A ruling in U.S. District Court in Detroit could potentially strike down the Michigan law prohibiting gay marriage as early as today, Wednesday.
The potential ruling has launched speculation about whether county clerks will immediately issue marriage...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:50 AM
SAN DIEGO -- A political action committee that apparently formed last year to hurt the San Diego mayoral bid of Carl DeMaio by reminding voters that he is gay has been fined $7,500 for violating campaign disclosure laws.
The group, called...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Richard Rodriguez's "Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography" appears at first to have been mistitled; it is neither a book about the spirit, strictly, nor an autobiography in any common sense. Rather, it's a collection of essays — some of which were...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:42 PM
A new TV spot for “Ender's Game” is light on dialogue but heavy on space battle action scenes. The one-minute […]...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:38 PM
In the first minutes of 1967, as singers performed "Auld Lang Syne" in the Black Cat bar on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, gay men exchanged New Year's kisses and embraced.
The raid, beatings and arrests of more than a dozen patrons by plainclothed...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:17 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Los Angeles-based gay rights group that launched the federal challenge of Proposition 8 has hired high-powered attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to challenge Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The American Foundation...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...