A pastor from Virginia was convicted on Aug. 14 of helping a woman flee the country three years ago, when she was on the brink of having to turn custody of her young daughter over to the woman who was once her partner in a Vermont civil union.
The jury issued its verdict against the Rev. Kenneth Miller after several hours of deliberations in the case, which has drawn broad attention because of the legal and religious questions it raised about same-sex unions and child custody, and because the whereabouts of mother and daughter remain unknown.
Heard of free-range chicken? How about hate-free chicken?
The gay-friendly Hamburger Mary’s is serving a “hate-free” Southern-style chicken sandwich in response to controversy over the anti-gay activities and statements from Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy.
LPAC, a lesbian super PAC, is dedicating its resources this week to raising money for Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin’s run for the U.S. Senate.
LPAC, on its website and with social media tools, said Baldwin “needs our help immediately” for her “important and historic campaign.”
The tea party didn’t get its man in Mitt Romney. But the movement got one of its ideological heroes in the Republican presidential ticket’s No. 2 slot.
Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate marked a huge victory for the tea party. Its roaring influence helped Republicans take back the House in 2010, gaining 63 seats. Since then, its no-compromise positions on deep budget cuts set the parameters of high-profile fiscal fights on Capitol Hill.
Authorities have responded to a shooting at the right-wing Family Research Council offices in Washington, D.C.
The organization issued a statement on its website: “The police are investigating this incident. Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.”
A federal judge on Aug. 14 ordered Marion County, Fla. Superintendent Jim Yancey to comply with federal law and allow the Vanguard Gay-Straight Alliance, a student organization at Vanguard High School in Ocala, to form and operate on campus.
The order, following a settlement reached by the parties involved, resolves a months-long battle by members of the GSA along with the ACLU of Florida to allow the organization to form, meet and be recognized at Vanguard High School.
Ron Palillo, who played Arnold Horshack on "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died at age 63.
The Palm Beach Post reports today that Palillo died at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., of a heart attack.
Even with the biggest name in modern Wisconsin politics, the Republican primary in a highly competitive U.S. Senate race appears headed for a fractious four-way battle today.
Many election-weary voters simply haven’t made up their minds.
Anal tattoos were the all the buzz at the 17th annual Florida Tattoo Expo, held at a Coral Springs convention center last weekend. A young woman was the subject of a demonstration, her butt pertly displayed as a tattoo artist inked her rectum. Spectators ambled by, gawking and expressing opinions.
Asked about the pain factor, the model replied, “Dude, it feels so f---ing good, so good.”
Out state Rep. Mark Pocan has been declared the winner in the 2nd Congressional District’s Democratic Primary, putting him in line to succeed Tammy Baldwin, who’s leaving the seat to run for the U.S. Senate.
With 85 percent of precincts reporting, Pocan had 72 percent of the vote, besting state Rep. Kelda Roys, the second highest vote getter, by more than 50 percent. Matt Silverman and Dennis Hall also competed in the race.
The Secret Service is investigating an assumed threat to President Barack Obama – a burned cat left staked to a tree stump beside an Obama campaign sign in a Minneapolis park.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported on Aug. 14 that a park employee found the cat's carcass in Longfellow Park, which led local authorities to alert federal agencies.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus early Aug. 14 announced that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker for the Republican National Convention.
The convention takes place Aug. 27-30 in Tampa, Fla.