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  • Israel will be first to receive V-22 Osprey aircraft from U.S.

    Israel will be first to receive V-22 Osprey aircraft from U.S.
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Thursday that it will provide six V-22 Osprey aircraft to Israel, making it the first foreign country to receive the advanced tilt-rotor planes. The planes can land and take off vertically by tilting their two...
  • Review: 'The New Black' and homophobia among African Americans

    Review: 'The New Black' and homophobia among African Americans
    When California voters passed Prop. 8 in 2008 outlawing same-sex marriage, Robin Tyler — one-half of Los Angeles' first legally married gay couple — and many others rushed to cast blame on African Americans. That indictment was the catalyst...
  • Republican support pushes gay rights bill closer to Senate passage

    Republican support pushes gay rights bill closer to Senate passage
    WASHINGTON -- A gay rights bill appears set to overcome a key Senate hurdle Monday, after a fifth Republican expressed support for the measure to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sen. Dean Heller...
  • Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate

    Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate
    WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
  • Hagel orders same-sex spouse benefits at all National Guard bases

    Hagel orders same-sex spouse benefits at all National Guard bases
    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the head of the National Guard “to take immediate action” to ensure that same-sex spouses of guard personnel in nine states — including Texas, Florida and South Carolina...
  • Senate passes workplace protections for gay, transgender Americans

    Senate passes workplace protections for gay, transgender Americans
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate gave its final approval Thursday to a bill that would offer historic new protections to gay and transgender individuals in the workplace, shifting the fight now to the Republican-led House. Ten Republicans joined with all...
  • Minister suspended 30 days for officiating at son's gay wedding

    Minister suspended 30 days for officiating at son's gay wedding
    A day after convicting a Pennsylvania pastor of breaking church law by officiating at his son’s same-sex marriage, a Methodist jury suspended the Rev. Frank Schaefer for 30 days and told him he should surrender his credentials if he could not follow...
  • Pope Francis comments on gays stir debate among Catholics

    Pope Francis comments on gays stir debate among Catholics
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- In declaring that he was in no position to judge gay people, Pope Francis did nothing to change Roman Catholic doctrine, which prohibits homosexual sex but not the state of homosexuality. But at least one prominent commentator said the...
  • Pope Francis' interview widely praised -- but for different reasons

    Pope Francis' interview widely praised -- but for different reasons
    Popes are famously believed to be endowed with infallibility, which is often misinterpreted to mean that they can never be wrong. In actuality, they are only considered infallible when it comes to the issuance of Roman Catholic doctrine. Infallible or...
  • Restart to gay marriage in California came as surprise to all

    The restart to gay marriage in California happened very quickly Friday afternoon -- coming as a huge surprise to two plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier of Berkeley. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to...
  • Openly gay athlete Jason Collins is what 'we've all been waiting for'

    Openly gay athlete Jason Collins is what 'we've all been waiting for'
    National political leaders, gay rights groups and entertainment icons on Monday spoke in support of Jason Collins, the first active professional athlete to come out as gay. The 34-year-old Los Angeles native, who helped lead Harvard-Westlake School to...