| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:02 PM
This year started out well for same-sex marriage. On Jan. 1, Maryland became the ninth state to recognize the marriages of gay and lesbian couples.
And it ended even better. Several votes and a smattering of court rulings later, the number of states...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The last year marked a number of milestones for the gay marriage movement, as it adds to its list of legal and legislative victories, earning approval from a majority of Americans along the way.
The two largest victories came from the Supreme Court in...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 6:08 PM
In its bid at franchise-hood, “Ender’s Game” has been dinged by a number of factors, including a campaign by human rights groups to boycott the movie because of author Orson Scott Card’s anti-gay politics.
But Roberto Orci, a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Over the last several years, the phrase "the sanctity of marriage" has been used as part of an artillery of weaponry to battle equality and keep gays and lesbians from getting married.
Since June, with the exception of a couple of random shots fired,...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — It seems pretty simple: If a student has male genitalia, the kid uses the boys' bathroom. If there are female organs, then it's the girls' room.
But what if the student wears a skirt, makeup and lipstick, and has a penis?...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Five years ago, the major social issue on the ballot was Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that banned gay marriage in California until it was invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year.
Next year, it may be a referendum on a new law...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Former senator and sweater-vest enthusiast Rick Santorum stopped by "The Colbert Report" on Tuesday night where he and fellow Catholic Stephen Colbert discussed the Republican's foray into wholesome movie-making with "The Christmas Candle" and his plans...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 12:32 PM
The TV sitcom "Will & Grace" got a shout-out from U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez on Saturday morning.
In a speech at the inaugural SAG-AFTRA National Convention, Perez praised the newly formed union for helping to sway public opinion in support of...
| Nov 28, 2013
One hundred and fifty years ago, with the country still torn by civil war, President Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for all Americans to observe a common day "of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens." That'...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
German graphic designer Benedikt Gross was flying into Los Angeles for the first time when he gazed out the jetliner's window and was mesmerized by the hundreds of shimmering blue swimming pools tiling the landscape below.
The image of all those...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced Monday that this month it will become the first federal appeals court in the country to use its technology to provide live video coverage of hearings on major cases.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Last year, Vice President Joseph Biden gave credit to the public shift in attitudes toward gay relationships to "Will & Grace," bolstering the notion that Hollywood has played a central role in the turnabout in public opinion to the point where a steady...