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Gay Rights

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  • Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order

    Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order
    WASHINGTON — President Obama worked successfully to end discrimination against gays in the military and moved swiftly to implement a Supreme Court ruling protecting married gay couples from federal discrimination. But gay rights advocates are...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declines to seek reelection

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declines to seek reelection
    TUCSON — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday she would not seek a third term, forgoing a campaign that would have required her to challenge the state's term limits measure. The Republican had left open the option of running this year,...
  • On gay rights, CPAC reveals brewing tension within Republican Party

    On gay rights, CPAC reveals brewing tension within Republican Party
    OXON HILL, Md. — For an event remembered by its big statements — rabble-rousing speeches and students clad in American-flag shorts — this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was nearly silent on same-sex marriage and...
  • West Hollywood's increasing diversity inspires mixed emotions

    West Hollywood's increasing diversity inspires mixed emotions
    Councilman John Duran and his gay colleagues on the West Hollywood City Council never expected a backlash when they voted recently to remove the rainbow flag from above City Hall. For Duran, who is gay, taking down the flag wasn't about slighting gays...
  • Hillary Clinton highlights pragmatism in approach to Russia

    Hillary Clinton highlights pragmatism in approach to Russia
    Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her record as secretary of State against Republican criticism that she had been too accommodating to Russia, arguing Wednesday that she had taken a tough but pragmatic approach so the U.S. could attain its goals. In...
  • Will gays march in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade after all?

    Will gays march in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade after all?
    In Arizona, corporate presure might have helped persuade Gov. Jan Brewer this week to veto legislation derided as anti-gay. Now in Boston, this weekend, political pressure appears to be reopening a door for gays to one of the major events in the city,...
  • Sara Bareilles celebrates Grammy album of the year nomination

     Sara Bareilles celebrates Grammy album of the year nomination
    When the Grammy for album of the year is handed out on Sunday night, it could go to Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk or Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. It could also go to Sara Bareilles. The recording academy shocked many in the industry when the...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes divisive bill seen as anti-gay

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes divisive bill seen as anti-gay
    TUCSON — In a victory hailed by gay rights advocates, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have bolstered a business owner's right to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion. The veto, delivered the same...
  • Ruling against Texas' gay marriage ban may set up Supreme Court fight

    Ruling against Texas' gay marriage ban may set up Supreme Court fight
    HOUSTON — A federal judge in deeply conservative Texas overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday, saying the prohibition is unconstitutional and stigmatizes gay couples, a ruling that gay rights advocates say adds significant...
  • On gay issue, Arizona may heed national outcry this time

    On gay issue, Arizona may heed national outcry this time
    TUCSON — When Arizona took controversial stands in the past — refusing to create a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and enacting a tough anti-illegal immigration law — state leaders shrugged off the criticism from out of state as the...
  • Arizona businesses already can refuse to serve gays: SB1062 explained

    Arizona businesses already can refuse to serve gays: SB1062 explained
    It’s either a small fix to protect the free exercise of religion or a "no cake for gays" bill that would invite businesses to discriminate, depending on whom you talk to. The legislation,┬áSB 1062, would bolster a business owner’s right to...