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Gay Rights

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  • Gay rights activists in uproar over Arizona 'religious freedom' bill

    Gay rights activists in uproar over Arizona 'religious freedom' bill
    TUCSON -- Say a gay couple in Phoenix walks into a bakery to order their wedding cake. The baker refuses to take their order because of his deeply held religious beliefs. Under a measure that passed the Arizona Legislature this week, the baker would...
  • Lesbian-themed music video by expatriate Iranian singer sparks debate

    Lesbian-themed music video by expatriate Iranian singer sparks debate
    BEIRUT — A new, lesbian-themed music video by expatriate Iranian pop star Googoosh has sparked sharp debate among Iranians and controversy on social media forums in the Islamic Republic. It started on Valentine's Day when the video for Googoosh'...
  • 9th Circuit bans juror exclusion over sexual orientation

    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court became the first in the nation to rule that prospective jurors may not be excluded because of their sexual orientation, a decision that expands juror protections beyond race and gender and provides legal...
  • IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter

    IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter
    SOCHI, Russia -- Speaking to reporters just days before the 2014 Sochi Games, the top Olympic official said he is open to adding language to the Olympic charter that specifically addresses discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Thomas Bach,...
  • Critics censure Russian rights record by snubbing Sochi Olympics

    Critics censure Russian rights record by snubbing Sochi Olympics
    MOSCOW -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will be there. So too will the United Nations’ top official, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. But Friday’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi will be notable...
  • Cheers! Drinks in West Hollywood tonight to support gay rights in Russia

    Cheers! Drinks in West Hollywood tonight to support gay rights in Russia
    It's the end of a long week, and your favorite bourbon, neat, sounds like a fantastic idea. If you happen to be in West Hollywood for drinks tonight, that cocktail could help support gay rights in Russia.  Some of the bars and restaurants in the area...
  • In Little Saigon, much anticipation about Lunar New Year parade

    In Little Saigon, much anticipation about Lunar New Year parade
    Down at Lily's Bakery, the talk among those hunched over their beignets and iced coffee is focused on the upcoming Lunar New Year parade. The much-anticipated Feb. 1 procession, filled with lion dancers and dignitaries waving from passing cars, winds...
  • Transgender students 'just looking for their place in the world'

    Transgender students 'just looking for their place in the world'
    Transgender activist Eli Erlick, 18, was on the phone from her home in the small Mendocino County town of Willits and I could not resist asking her to respond to something uttered recently on the radio by James Dobson, founder of the conservative...
  • Gay youths now 'safe' in Boy Scouts

    Gay youths now 'safe' in Boy Scouts
    Pascal Tessier, 17, had aspired to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout since he was in the sixth grade. "It shows to everyone that I'm a capable person — that I'm worth something," said Tessier, of Kensington, Md. He knew it would be an arduous...
  • Same-sex wedding occurs without incident on Rose Parade float

    Same-sex wedding occurs without incident on Rose Parade float
    The first same-sex wedding in the history of the Tournament of Roses Parade went off without a hitch -- except for the planned one -- despite threats of protests and days of opposition on social media. "Congratulations and our best wishes to Aubrey...
  • A&E reverses suspension of 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson

    A&E reverses suspension of 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson
    "Duck Dynasty" has been made whole again. A&E announced late Friday that it was reversing its suspension of the hit show's patriarch, Phil Robertson, which was imposed last week after inflammatory comments about gay and black people made to a national...