More Gay rights Articles

  • Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Activists erupted in cheers after the court ruled the law "null and void,"...

  • Same-sex marriage vs. motherhood

    The movement demanding legal recognition for same-sex marriage has made a radical and profoundly uncharitable assumption.

  • Supreme Court poised to revisit gay marriage issue

    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.

  • 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 comes...

  • 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 copies...

  • 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....

  • 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.

  • 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,...

  • Obama administration extends benefits for same-sex couples

    The Obama administration is extending more federal benefits to same-sex married couples, including allowing employees to take leave to care for a same-sex spouse no matter where they live.

  • Five times that President Obama went around Congress

    Once again, President Obama has cheered supporters by bypassing Congress. Gay and lesbian rights groups are celebrating news that Obama plans to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from hiring or firing employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Obama's...



From the Weekly Standard