| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:03 AM
Due to the government shutdown, progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) -- which would ban discrimination in hiring based on gender identity or sexual orientation -- has stalled. But when things get back to normal in Washington, LGBT...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:17 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Los Angeles-based gay rights group that launched the federal challenge of Proposition 8 has hired high-powered attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to challenge Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The American Foundation...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Last week: The extraordinary call of Pope Francis for prayer and fasting to avert the folly of U.S. military intervention in Syria. He called for a political — not a military solution to the humanitarian crisis that is Syria today, with two...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 12:32 PM
The TV sitcom "Will & Grace" got a shout-out from U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez on Saturday morning.
In a speech at the inaugural SAG-AFTRA National Convention, Perez praised the newly formed union for helping to sway public opinion in support of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil Corp. plans to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of its U.S. workers after a landmark Supreme Court ruling in June that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
The change, effective Tuesday, follows a long-...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Gay rights activists have launched a boycott against Barilla after the CEO of the pasta behemoth said he would not use a gay couple in the company’s ads. Guido Barilla’s reasoning: Gays don’t fit in with the image of a “classic...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:46 PM
SAN DIEGO — Republican Party leaders and their allies in the business community did not like it when a Democrat was elected mayor last November.
Still shaken by the chaotic nine months of Bob Filner's tenure, including his feud with the tourism...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO--The National Organization for Marriage, which backed Proposition 8’s now defunct ban on same-sex marriage, announced Friday that it would work to repeal a new California law that permits transgender students to use bathrooms that...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Joining with counterparts from five other states and the District of Columbia, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court implicitly arguing that California’s ban on racial preferences by state...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:37 AM
The California Supreme Court's decision this week to reject an attempt to revive Proposition 8 does not bar future attempts to stop gay marriages, but the chance of any new bid succeeding appears dim.
The state high court's action Wednesday ended the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:25 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to revive Proposition 8, ending the last remaining legal challenge to same-sex marriage in the state.
Meeting in closed session, the state high court rejected arguments by...