Topics :: gay rights

1 thru 10 of 155 Stories

Watch: Ted Cruz Inspired to Talk LGBT Rights with Ellen Page

LEGAL | Aug 25
Ellen Page, who came out as gay last year, got into a heated back-and-forth with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair. The surprise attack had the politician caught with his mouth full.

Marriage OK, But No Kissing! Say Straights to Gays

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 21
A new study led by an Indiana University researcher has found that although straights support legal rights for same-sex couples, they still don't want to have it flaunted in their faces.

Coahuila First Mexican State to Legalize Gay Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 3
On Monday, September 1, Coahuila became the first Mexican state to approve gay marriage through its legislature.

Houston Pastors Battle Lesbian Mayor's Gay Rights Ordinance

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 30
A group of pastors and congregants seeking a repeal for Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance have taken their case to the highest court in Texas.

Activists Want Gay Rights on Africa Summit Agenda

INTERNATIONAL | By David Crary | Jul 30
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

Colorado’s Gay Marriage Fight Echoes Drama in 1975

NATIONAL | By Colleen Slevin | Jul 9
Nearly 40 years ago, a newly elected, miniskirt-wearing feminist in Colorado stumbled into history when a gay couple denied a marriage license sought her help instead.

Berlusconi Does a 180, Announces Support for Gay Rights

INTERNATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jun 30
Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian PM best known for his conviction for having sex with an underage prostitute and notorious "bunga bunga" parties that featured showgirls performing striptease acts as nuns, has gotten less judgmental about gay people.

Star Trek Star, US Ambassador Tout Gay Rights

NATIONAL | By Rachelle Blindner | Jun 27
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and "Star Trek" star Zachary Quinto joined forces Thursday to promote gay rights while commemorating the 45th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots.

Biden: Gay Rights Take Precedence Over Culture

NATIONAL | By Jim Kuhnhenn | Jun 25
Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions.

Obama Admin Issues Proclamation for Pride Month: Calls on Congress to Pass ENDA

In the proclamation, President Obama lauded his strides made by the LGBT community under his administration, and called for more action including the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

1 thru 10 of 155 Stories