More Gay rights Articles

  • Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause." "America's federal...

  • VIDEO: President Obama signs LGBT executive order

    President Obama signs executive order barring workforce discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 21

    President Obama will use his executive authority once again today as he'll sign an executive order protecting LGBT employees.

  • Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. Obama's action...

  • VIDEO: Eric Holder says Justice Department will continue support for gay marriage

    Attorney General Eric Holder said the Department of Justice will file a brief with the Supreme Court, arguing that state same-sex marriage bans should be struck down.

  • Singapore backs call to destroy gay-themed books

    SINGAPORE (AP) — A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state's information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all...

  • Pelosi backs gay-rights bill despite concerns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she still supports a Senate-passed bill to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people. Some gay-rights groups have withdrawn their support because it has a broad religious exemption. The California Democrat...

  • Correction: United Nations-Gay Marriage story

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a story July 7 about the United Nations recognizing gay marriage for its staff members, The Associated Press, relying on information from the U.N., reported erroneously that the new policy affected only employees of the U.N. Secretariat. The policy applies to all U.N....

  • Burger King sells 'Proud Whopper' in San Francisco

    NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is celebrating gay pride with a message on its Whopper wrappers. The fast-food chain says it will post a video online Wednesday that shows scenes from a San Francisco location where it sold a "Proud Whopper." Customers were not told what is in the burger, which...

  • Feds: Gay government workers less satisfied; hurts job performance

    The administration reports that federal LGBT workers are less satisfied with their jobs than heterosexuals and often hide their sexual status.

  • Court rejects challenge to law banning gay therapy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to California's law that bars mental counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight. The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the state's ban on so-called conversion therapy for minors doesn't violate the...

  • Crowds gather for NYC gay pride march

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fifth Avenue is rarely as quiet as it was on Sunday just before one of the world's biggest, most boisterous gay pride parades stepped off under a burst of rainbow-hued balloons. Awaiting the annual pride march, thousands of people suddenly hushed and the music stopped for a...

  • Gay advocates rally at Texas Democratic Convention

    DALLAS (AP) — About two dozen gay pride advocates have waved flags and signs during the final day of the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas. Members of the Stonewall Democrats on Saturday stormed the floor during a speech by state Sen. Royce West, whose district is hosting the gathering....

  • US takes gay rights global, despite unsure welcome

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama has taken the U.S. gay rights revolution global, using American embassies across the world to promote a cause that still divides his own country. Sometimes U.S. advice and encouragement is condemned as unacceptable meddling. And sometimes it can...

  • Why the IRS will pay this conservative group $50,000

    The IRS has agreed to pay $50,000 to a conservative organization who sued the agency over allegations that it released its private donor list to a rival group in 2012. The National Organization for Marriage, a group that opposes same-sex marriage, last fall filed a lawsuit against the IRS,...



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