| Mar 2, 2014
If Arizona legislators were being perfectly candid, they would have labeled their so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act precisely what it was, a "Right to Use Religion as an Excuse to Discriminate Against Gay Men and Lesbians Act."...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:30 AM
"Dallas Buyers Club," "Blue Is the Warmest Color," "Orange is the New Black" and "Grey's Anatomy" are among the films and TV shows nominated for this year's GLAAD Media Awards, which honors accurate representations of the LGBTQ community.
The 25th Annual...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:15 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Speaking to reporters just days before the 2014 Sochi Games, the top Olympic official said he is open to adding language to the Olympic charter that specifically addresses discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Eons ago, OK, 1996, I was a fresh-faced summer associate at the venerable white shoe law firm Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York. As part of their civilizing mission for law students, the firm not only taught us how to drink dry martinis but urged us...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:47 PM
In Arizona, corporate presure might have helped persuade Gov. Jan Brewer this week to veto legislation derided as anti-gay.
Now in Boston, this weekend, political pressure appears to be reopening a door for gays to one of the major events in the city,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:12 AM
MOSCOW -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will be there. So too will the United Nations’ top official, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
But Friday’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi will be notable...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Discrimination," he said, "is horrible. It's hurtful. It has no place in civilized society..."
You would think that statement, delivered recently in the Kansas legislature, a noble sentiment no right-thinking person could argue with. But we are gathered...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:22 PM
TUCSON — In a victory hailed by gay rights advocates, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have bolstered a business owner's right to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion.
The veto, delivered the same...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:41 PM
HOUSTON — A federal judge in deeply conservative Texas overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday, saying the prohibition is unconstitutional and stigmatizes gay couples, a ruling that gay rights advocates say adds significant...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Down at Lily's Bakery, the talk among those hunched over their beignets and iced coffee is focused on the upcoming Lunar New Year parade.
The much-anticipated Feb. 1 procession, filled with lion dancers and dignitaries waving from passing cars, winds...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Transgender activist Eli Erlick, 18, was on the phone from her home in the small Mendocino County town of Willits and I could not resist asking her to respond to something uttered recently on the radio by James Dobson, founder of the conservative...
| Oct 19, 2013
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...