Embattled Illinois Republican Party chairman Pat Brady has resigned. Brady had come under fire from conservatives in the GOP for his support for marriage equality, specifically the bill pending in the Illinois House to legalize marriage for same-sex couples who now have access to second-class civil unions.
On his CNN show yesterday, media critic Howard Kurtz pointed a finger at himself, apologizing for a story on gay basketball player Jason Collins that he said was riddled with errors and shouldn’t have been written in the first place.
The extraordinary edition of CNN’s “Reliable Sources” contained not only his apology but also a session with two other media critics who sharply questioned Kurtz’s credibility.
A Louisiana law that allows public school science teachers to use supplemental materials in their classrooms will remain on the books, despite criticism that it’s a back-door way to teach creationism.
The Senate Education Committee voted 3-2 this week against a proposal by Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, to repeal the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act, in what has become an annual debate before the panel.
Same-sex domestic partners of state employees will continue to qualify for health insurance after the Michigan Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal filed by the state.
In a short order released Thursday and dated Wednesday, justices unanimously said they were not persuaded they should review the case.
The Vikings released punter Chris Kluwe on May 6, bringing an end to his colorful and outspoken eight-year stay in Minnesota.
Kluwe announced the news on Twitter shortly after meeting with Vikings GM Rick Spielman, a move that had been expected ever since the team spent a fifth-round draft pick on punter Jeff Locke at the end of last month.
A senior British Conservative Party politician arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault said on May 5 the allegations against him are "completely false."
Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans, 55, was arrested on May 4. He was questioned about sex offenses that allegedly took place between July 2009 and March 2013 and was later released on bail.
A Mississippi high school forced students to attend on-campus programs where fellow students urged them to turn to Jesus for hope and eternal life, according to an atheist group that has sued.
The district has denied that assemblies were mandatory and says they were legal.
Rhode Island is joining nine other states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.
At about 5:25 p.m. EST today (May 2), the Rhode Island General Assembly cast a final procedural vote for marriage equality.
A former rural Iowa court official pleaded guilty on May 6 to forgery for filing false documents to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple from central Florida, in the first case of its kind in Iowa.
Former Grundy County deputy clerk Brigitte Van Nice, 42, received a fine and a suspended sentence after entering the guilty pleas to perjury and forgery charges at the courthouse in Grundy Center, where she used to work.
Liza Minnelli is the latest celebrity to support the acclaimed NOH8 campaign. Her NOH8 portrait was unveiled May 4 by the organization whose mission is to promote equality through visual protest.
The campaign is a photographic silent protest created in direct response to the passage of California's Proposition 8 which amended the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
The Iowa Supreme Court, Varnum v. Brien, today ruled that same-sex couples and their families must be treated equally under Iowa law and ordered the Iowa Department of Public Health to provide an accurate two-parent birth certificate to all children born to lesbian married parents in Iowa.
The court was unanimous in ordering the state to treat children of lesbian couples as having two parents at birth.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said he was not swayed by celebrities opposing a bill that would make it a crime to video record animal abuse if it isn't turned over to law enforcement authorities within 48 hours.
But he may be swayed by civil liberties concerns, including those raised by the ACLU.