The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned performances at SeaWorld in Florida, citing a recent documentary that raises questions about the effects of captivity on whales.
Heart was the latest act in the past week to cancel appearances at SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & Barbecue music series in February, making their announcement over the weekend. The series is held over several weekends and features top classic rock and country acts.
President Barack Obama delivered the following remarks at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Dec. 10 at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg. He spoke at about 1 p.m. SAST.
A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said.
The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple “because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage.”
A congressional resolution aimed at protecting young people from the psychological abuse of so-called "ex-gay" therapy has been reintroduced.
U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., said her Stop Harming Our Kids resolution would encourage state lawmakers to pass laws similar to those enacted in California and New Jersey that prohibit the practice of trying to change the sexual orientation of children.
Feeling chilly? Here’s cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for “soul-crushing” cold.
Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero; that’s 93.2 degrees below zero Celsius, which sounds only slightly toastier. Better yet, don’t try it. That’s so cold scientists say it hurts to breathe.
A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation's largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees.
Gus Melonas, a spokesman for BNSF Railway Co., released the statement earlier this week from the National Railway Labor Conference to The Associated Press. The conference represents the railroad companies in dealings with labor groups, lawmakers and courts.
Fast-food workers across the country are going on strike today (Dec. 5) to demand better wages. Strikes are taking place in more than 130 cities in the United States.
A statement from Fast Food Forward said, “Workers will go on strike in every region of the continental United States and will be joined by supporters rallying in an additional 100 cities, as the fight for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation continues to grow. Workers are expected to strike at the nation’s major national fast-food restaurants, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC.”
IOC President Thomas Bach said Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, a move unlikely to defuse criticism of the country's human rights record and a recent law banning gay "propaganda."
With the opening ceremony less than two months away, Bach said Sochi organizers notified him of the decision during their report to the International Olympic Committee executive board this week.
The nation's largest gay civil rights group, in a new report, is calling corporate America "a true leader in the fight for basic fairness and dignity."
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released its Corporate Equality Index, which rates corporations for policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. The index shows that 304 major businesses earned a top score of 100 percent and the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela's death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.
President Barack Obama, in a speech on economic mobility delivered on Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C., called for an increase in the minimum wage.
The speech came nearly a week after employees at Walmart staged national demonstrations to protest low wages and poor benefits at the world's largest retailer and a day before workers at some fast-food restaurants across the country were expected to strike.