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  • Republican support pushes gay rights bill closer to Senate passage

    Republican support pushes gay rights bill closer to Senate passage
    WASHINGTON -- A gay rights bill appears set to overcome a key Senate hurdle Monday, after a fifth Republican expressed support for the measure to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sen. Dean Heller...
  • It Gets Better Project Launches in Russia to Counter Anti-LGBT Laws

    The It Gets Better Project -- which, since its founding in 2010, has featured more than 50,000 videos with President Obama, Hollywood figures and others assuring LGBT youth of their worth -- is launching a campaign aimed at youth in Russia, where a series...
  • In Leno appearance, Obama speaks out on Russia's anti-gay laws

    In Leno appearance, Obama speaks out on Russia's anti-gay laws
    Appearing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday, President Obama also addressed Russia's anti-gay propaganda laws, which have triggered a campaign to boycott Russian vodka and pressure on Hollywood studios to take a stand. In a transcript...
  • Critic's Notebook: 'Duck Dynasty' controversy comes down to freedom

    As you have probably heard, unless you are leading a life away from the Internet, television and people, Phil Robertson -- the 67-year-old "patriarch" in A&E's popular redneck-reality swamp comedy "Duck Dynasty" -- gave an interview to GQ, the fancy men's...
  • Pope Francis' interview widely praised -- but for different reasons

    Pope Francis' interview widely praised -- but for different reasons
    Popes are famously believed to be endowed with infallibility, which is often misinterpreted to mean that they can never be wrong. In actuality, they are only considered infallible when it comes to the issuance of Roman Catholic doctrine. Infallible or...
  • Save the date: HRC COOK Orlando Food Festival & Competition Nov. 9

    Save the date: HRC COOK Orlando Food Festival & Competition Nov. 9
    The HRC COOK Orlando Food Festival & Competition combines the fun of watching Central Florida’s finest chefs in a kitchen showdown with the opportunity to sample culinary creations and signature cocktails from some of the finest local culinary...
  • Israel will be first to receive V-22 Osprey aircraft from U.S.

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Thursday that it will provide six V-22 Osprey aircraft to Israel, making it the first foreign country to receive the advanced tilt-rotor planes. The planes can land and take off vertically by tilting their two...
  • Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate

    WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
  • Hagel orders same-sex spouse benefits at all National Guard bases

    Hagel orders same-sex spouse benefits at all National Guard bases
    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the head of the National Guard “to take immediate action” to ensure that same-sex spouses of guard personnel in nine states — including Texas, Florida and South Carolina...
  • Senate passes workplace protections for gay, transgender Americans

    Senate passes workplace protections for gay, transgender Americans
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate gave its final approval Thursday to a bill that would offer historic new protections to gay and transgender individuals in the workplace, shifting the fight now to the Republican-led House. Ten Republicans joined with all...
  • What's more fair than fairness at work?

    What's more fair than fairness at work?
    Most of us walk around with an unfairness detector in our heads, and we're at our happiest when that detector is not going: Bleep! Bleep! Bleep! Fairness is good. You can quote me on that. Fairness in the workplace is not just good; it's critical....
  • Minister suspended 30 days for officiating at son's gay wedding

    A day after convicting a Pennsylvania pastor of breaking church law by officiating at his son’s same-sex marriage, a Methodist jury suspended the Rev. Frank Schaefer for 30 days and told him he should surrender his credentials if he could not follow...