More Gay rights Articles

  • Gay business owners still face challenges

    NEW YORK (AP) — It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay. Greenbaum, who owns a computer repair business in Lawrence, Kan., often needs to go into customers' homes. Some people realized he is gay after he was quoted in a newspaper story...

  • Postal Service unveils image for Harvey Milk stamp

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will feature a close-up, black-and-white photograph of Harvey Milk on its commemorative stamp of the California politician and gay rights icon. The stamp will show Milk smiling broadly and wearing a suit jacket and tie. The image is based on a Daniel...

  • UN conference provokes heated gay rights debate

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Many countries at this week's U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said. Gay rights emerged as an...

  • Opposing government coercion is true 'price of citizenship'

    When I hear people talk about the Elane Photography case from New Mexico, I am reminded of a sign Jon Stewart held during his television show about restoring civility to public controversies: “I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler.” Stewart rightly criticized the...

  • Supreme Court won't hear appeals on gay bias and campaign finance cases

    The Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal by a New Mexico photography studio that refused to take wedding photos of a same-sex couple. In another significant denial, the court also Monday rejected a challenge to a longstanding ban on campaign contributions by corporations. Both rulings...

  • Arizona is on the cutting edge of key national issues

    PHOENIX — The Grand Canyon State is ahead of the curve. From gay rights, to border security and immigration, to the rise of Latino-American politicians, to absorbing military cuts, Arizona has been busy adjudicating the issues that states across the nation will soon be facing, debating and...

  • Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

    Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The nonprofit that makes the Firefox browser infuriated many employees and users last week by naming Eich head of the Mountain View,...

  • Feds: 'Marriage' and 'family' now include same-sex spouses

    Moving quickly to erase the Defense of Marriage Act struck down by the Supreme Court last year, the Obama administration has rewritten the definition of “marriage” and “family” to include same-sex spouses and family members as anyone with a “close" relationship.

  • DOJ trains cops to work with transgender people

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department launched a program Thursday to train local police departments to better respond to transgender individuals, a population authorities say is disproportionately harmed by violence. The new initiative is aimed at helping police identify hate crimes and...

  • Bill to stop transgender discrimination progresses

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure to prevent discrimination against people who are transgender moved forward in the Maryland House of Delegates on Wednesday, sparking a sometimes heated debate about how the bill would affect public restrooms. The bill would prevent discrimination on matters...

  • 'Shocked' Anti-Defamation League slaps FBI 'diss on hate crimes

    The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has labeled several Washington, D.C.-based family organizations as "hate groups" for favoring traditional marriage, has been dumped as a "resource" on the FBI's Hate Crime Web page, a significant rejection of the influential legal group. The Web page...

  • Joe Biden calls on Congress to pass gay rights bill

    LOS ANGELES — Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress on Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it's outrageous that the country is even debating the subject.

  • Anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps Sr. dies at 84

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who led outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America's tolerance for gay people, has died. He was 84. Daughter...

  • Transgender troop ban faces scrutiny

    An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a...



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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  • Why Not an Open Convention?

    When the Republican National Committee adopted a new primary calendar in January, few people fully thought through the impact. Successfully and necessarily fighting the last war, Chairman Reince...

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  • NATO Is Still the Answer

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