| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Profound political change never happens overnight. The epic struggles for civil rights, voting rights, women's suffrage and workers' rights all took decades to achieve success and, at many levels, are still going on. But no political movement has ever...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 8:52 PM
They said it loudly and repeatedly, and they wore stickers and clutched signs proclaiming it: lesbian.
"Yes, I am!" hundreds of female voices chanted in a crowded West Hollywood park. "Yes, I am!"
Lesbians, their supporters and friends gathered Friday...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:41 PM
WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk reversed course Tuesday and announced his support for gay marriage, entering a contentious national debate and providing potential political cover for Illinois House GOP members who may soon vote on the...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
OK, I want to admit right up front: I stole that headline. No, it's not original with me. I stole it from the pro-Israel, pro-peace organization J Street. I stole it because it's funny. And because it perfectly sums up the phony, trumped-up campaign...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:26 AM
The U.S. Legislature is pondering how to address a growing problem of unreported sexual assaults in the military, and Michigan lawmakers could figure prominently into the reforms.
Last year 3,374 cases involving sexual misconduct were reported in the...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:10 PM
Talking to reporters in his driveway on a hot day in August 2000, Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman beamed — he had just been chosen as the Democratic vice presidential candidate to Al Gore.
"Miracles happen," the proud son of a Stamford liquor...
| Oct 10, 2012
David Dreier was 26, still living in a dorm at Claremont McKenna College and working as a college administrator, when he ran for Congress the first time, in 1978. He lost then but never thereafter. Sixteen times, Dreier was elected to the House of...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:42 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama, who has fended off questions about his position on same-sex marriage for nearly a year and a half by saying his views are "evolving," faces increasing pressure within his party as momentum builds to declare support...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 4:36 PM
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Gay military personnel will be allowed to wear their uniforms in San Diego's LGBT Pride Festival and parade.
The Pentagon made the announcement Thursday that wearing uniforms is permitted "provided service members...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 6:45 PM
SAN DIEGO - Gay military personnel can wear their uniforms in San Diego's LGBT Pride Festival and parade, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
An announcement from the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense said that wearing their uniforms is...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 2:27 PM
In a giant step forward for gay rights, the US Military promoted its first openly gay army brigadier general.
Tammy Smith, 26-year army veteran, was promoted in a private ceremony at the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. She received her...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:05 AM
When Mitt Romney took the stage in Denver, he already had two strikes against him.
Twice before, his advisers had signaled a campaign-changing event. Yes, his campaign lacked focus, they admitted. But just wait till he announces his choice for vice-...