New Hampshire lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have made their state legislature the first one to repeal a gay marriage law, an action that the governor had promised to block.
The state House voted 211-116 to kill the measure, ending a push in the Legislature to rescind New Hampshire's 2-year-old gay marriage law. Nevertheless, both sides are pledging to continue fighting into the fall elections.
A member of the British Parliament is alleging that plans to legalize same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom would create a crisis for the monarchy.
A headline in The Sun summed up Tory Peter Bone’s concern: Gay marriage law means "there could be two Queens" on the throne.
An article about off-duty soldiers in Israel doubling as drag queens has gotten the Israeli military's magazine into trouble.
The military said on March 20 that the weekly, Bamahane, must from now on send its articles for approval by chief education officer.
Former President Jimmy Carter says its fine for gays to marry in civil ceremonies in an interview focused on his newest book, “NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter.”
The Democrat from Georgia tells the Huffington Post’s senior religion editor, “I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies.”
Lawmakers in St. Petersburg, Russia, have moved to ban people from “activities promoting homosexuality” to minors and to curb gay rights “propaganda." But expect Madonna to promote gay rights and challenge the measure at her summer concert in the city.
In an exclusive with Bloomberg News, Madonna says when she performs in St. Petersburg on Aug. 9 she’ll challenge the law signed by St. Petersburg Gov. Georgy Poltavchenko on March 7.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider a request by Christian groups on a college campus to allow them to limit membership based on religious beliefs.
Justices turned back a legal effort by a Christian fraternity and sorority at San Diego State University that challenged an anti-discrimination policy at California state universities.
The Florida Family Association and other right-wing groups are rattling sabers over a “Star Wars” game that allows players to create gay characters.
Michelle Obama, campaigning for her husband’s re-election, is reminding voters of the importance of Barack Obama’s Supreme Court choices.
At a campaign event at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on March 16, the first lady said of the president’s nominations of Elena Kagen and Sonia Sotomayor:
Chaz Bono will headline the fourth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade as grand marshal.
The Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade kicks of at noon on April 15 and travels along Ocean Drive from Fifth to 15th Streets. “Chaz's courage, activism and contributions to the whole community stand as inspirations to us all," said Babak Movahedi, president of the event’s board of directors. “We are extremely proud to have Chaz, who is a true trailblazer, as our grand marshal this year."
The Atlanta City Council this week approved a settlement to pay nearly a million dollars to resolve four separate lawsuits involving alleged police misconduct.
Mayor Kasim Reed’s office said the settlements total $940,000. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports there was no discussion before the council unanimously approved the settlements. Council members had been briefed privately by the city attorney.
A New Hampshire lawmaker is planning to offer a proposal that the state ban left-handed people from marrying one another.
The measure, suggested by Republican Seth Cohn, is intended to illustrate the wrong-headedness of a campaign to repeal New Hampshire's marriage equality act.
Several right-wing groups plan to rally today at the Capitol in Des Moines to protest senators’ lack of action on a proposed constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage.
The demonstration was announced by the National Organization for Marriage, which is fighting marriage equality in numerous states this year.