By Terence Jeffrey | 07/30/14 10:10 AM
The movement demanding legal recognition for same-sex marriage has made a radical and profoundly uncharitable assumption.
By Sean Lengell | 07/29/14 11:36 AM
A slew of recent court victories for gay marriage proponents across the country, including two from federal appeals courts, have amped up speculation the Supreme Court soon will revisit the issue.
07/21/14 05:49 PM
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...
By Steve Doty | 07/21/14 12:24 PM
President Obama signs executive order barring workforce discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
By Steve Doty | 07/21/14 07:52 AM
President Obama will use his executive authority once again today as he'll sign an executive order protecting LGBT employees.
07/18/14 04:00 PM
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 comes...
By Ed Sykes | 07/14/14 12:47 PM
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.
07/12/14 06:30 AM
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 copies...
07/10/14 01:32 PM
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 Some gay-rights groups have withdrawn their support because it has a broad religious exemption.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...
07/08/14 02:45 PM
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....
07/01/14 07:45 PM
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 comes...
By Paul Bedard | 07/01/14 10:11 AM
The administration reports that federal LGBT workers are less satisfied with their jobs than heterosexuals and often hide their sexual status.
06/30/14 10:00 AM
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...
06/30/14 06:00 AM
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...
By Susan Crabtree | 06/24/14 04:19 PM
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,...
By Noemie Emery | 07/29/14
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