Research from the Williams Institute at the University of California-Los Angeles shows majorities in every U.S. congressional district support banning workplace bias based on sexual orientation.
The research was released on Nov. 19, as efforts continue to nudge U.S. representatives to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The measure, which would ban workplace bias based on gender identity and sexual orientation, passed the Senate earlier this fall.
Police in Sarasota, Fla., reported early today (Nov. 19) that the husband of former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris was found dead of an apparent suicide in the couple's home.
Police spokeswoman Genevieve Judge said Harris' husband, Anders Ebbeson, committed suicide.
George Zimmerman was arrested today and charged with assault after deputies were called to the home where he lived with his girlfriend, who claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument.
Zimmerman pushed the woman out of the house and barricaded the door with furniture, Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma said at a news conference, as reported by The Associated Press. Samantha Scheibe gave deputies a key to the home, and they were able to push open the barricaded door.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues to position himself as a presidential candidate for 2016.
Speaking yesterday on ABC’s This Week, Walker insisted that the next Republican presidential nominee should be from outside Washington, D.C., and have gubernatorial experience. He ruled out the party’s biggest names du jour — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kentucky Sen. Paul Rand, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.
Russia’s media oversight agency aims to take a newspaper to court over an article about a homosexual teacher in what appears to be the first case prepared against a publication under the country’s law on gay “propaganda.”
A United Methodist pastor was convicted on Nov. 18 of breaking church law by officiating his son's same-sex wedding and could be defrocked after a high-profile trial that has rekindled debate over the denomination's policy on gay marriage.
The Methodist church put the Rev. Frank Schaefer on trial in southeastern Pennsylvania, accusing him of breaking his pastoral vows by presiding over the 2007 ceremony in Massachusetts.
Liz Cheney and Mary Cheney, daughters of the former vice president, continue to engage in a sparring match over same-sex marriage.
Liz Cheney is campaigning in a Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming, where she is courting the far right in the GOP.
A United Methodist minister who officiated at his son's same-sex wedding pleaded not guilty this week to charges that he broke his pastoral vows.
The Rev. Frank Schaefer of Lebanon entered his plea at the beginning of a high-profile church trial in southeastern Pennsylvania that is rekindling debate over the denomination's policy on gay marriage.
The National Organization for Marriage, the nonprofit that for years has lead the campaign against marriage equality in the United States, is ending 2013 facing big political losses and a $2 million deficit.
The Human Rights Campaign reported on Nov. 19 that NOM's latest financial documents show the organization ending the year "in the red," with roughly a $2 million dollar deficit. Three donors accounted for two-thirds of NOM's funding. HRC, the nation's largest gay civil rights group, said in a news release that this is "further evidence that everyday Americans have little interest in furthering NOM’s extremist agenda."
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.
Under increasing pressure over its threshold for violence in PG-13 films, the Motion Picture Association of America is defending its often-criticized rating system.
A study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center and the Ohio State University recently published in the medical journal Pediatrics found that gun violence in the most popular PG-13 releases since 1985 has tripled in frequency. The number of scenes featuring gun violence in PG-13 films, the study found, has come to rival or even surpass the rate of such sequences in R-rated movies.
To the dismay of LGBT civil rights advocates across the country, the Urban League of Greater Atlanta recently honored a right-wing chief executive of Chick-fil-A at its annual Equal Opportunity Day dinner.
A community empowerment award was presented during the Equal Opportunity Day dinner in Atlanta on Nov. 16 to Dan T. Cathy, who made headlines last year for proudly boasting about his anti-gay politics and his foundation's anti-gay donor work, including to the Family Research Council, a right-wing hate group, and to an organization that promoted so-called "ex-gay" therapy.