An administrative judge heard arguments on Dec. 4 in support of a swift decision in a case involving a Colorado bakery that has a stated policy of discriminating against gay and lesbian customers.
In June, the Colorado Attorney General filed a complaint against Masterpiece Cakeshop of Lakewood after an investigation by the state Civil Rights Division concluded that the business had discriminated against David Mullins and Charlie Craig by refusing to sell the couple a cake for their wedding reception.
A powerful Republican House leader is pushing his party against supporting two promising gay Congressional candidates.
Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes who’s pursuing a powerful committee chairmanship, is pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for Mass. Republican Richard Tisei, who narrowly lost to Democratic Rep. John Tierney in 2012, and to Carl DeMaio, a former San Diego city councilman, who’s trying to knock off Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.
On game days in Thermal, where date farms and desert surroundings evoke the Middle East and nearby communities have names like Mecca and Oasis, fans cheer a high school team known as the Arabs.
A belly dancer jiggles on center court. And a black-haired, mustached mascot wearing a head scarf rallies the crowd.
Democrats in Congress are working to pass legislation that would protect reproductive freedom, which is under repeated attack in Wisconsin, Texas and other states four decades after the Supreme Court affirmed a woman’s right to choice in Roe v. Wade.
A United Methodist minister convicted under church law of officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding was suspended for 30 days but remained defiant, saying he refuses to change his views, even if it means permanently losing his credentials.
The same jury of fellow pastors that convicted Rev. Frank Schaefer on Nov. 18 of breaking his vows told him he must surrender his credentials if he can’t reconcile his new calling to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community with the laws from the church’s Book of Discipline.
New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been “outmarketed” on the issue of gay marriage and has been “caricatured as being anti-gay.”
Dolan discussed the church’s positions opposing same-sex marriage and abortion in an interview with NBC after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a marriage equality bill into law.
Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham wants to force Mississippi, one of the America's most conservative states, to recognize her same-sex marriage. She hopes to do so by getting a divorce.
She and Dana Ann Melancon traveled from Mississippi to San Francisco to get married in 2008. The wedding was all Czekala-Chatham hoped it would be, the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, dreams for a promising future. She wrote the vows herself.
One by one, the women of the Senate stood up, speaking out about the scourge of sexual assault in the military and their collaborative effort to address the long-neglected issue.
First-term Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a session earlier this week that it was an issue “that the women of the Senate have really, I think, driven,” not necessarily a woman’s issue, but one of justice and fairness.
A petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups calls on the Obama administration to reform Wildlife Services, a federal agency that kills about 1.5 million coyotes, bears, otters, foxes, birds and other animals each year without any requirement to disclose its activities to the public.
The environmental group and other nonprofits say the secretive killing, including aerial gunning, traps and exploding poison caps, has gone on for decades with little public oversight or rules requiring the use of the best available science or techniques to reduce the deaths of non-target animals.
“The last thing is, Olivia Gondek said I want to eat her pussy. I’ve never said that in my life to her. I would never do that. I’m happily married and I’ve got more than enough to eat at home.”
— Embattled Toronto Mayor ROB FORD publicly denying allegations that he thought were made by a former female staffer, who denied saying such things.
A third of Texas’ abortion clinics will stay closed after the U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to intervene in an ongoing legal dispute over a tough new law that Planned Parenthood claims unconstitutionally restricts women’s rights.
At least 12 Texas abortion clinics have been closed since October, after a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals allowed the law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital to take effect.
Forty years ago, a small North Dakota town became famous — or infamous — when its school board decided to dispose of books it deemed “objectionable” in a particularly incendiary way.
It burned them.