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  • Last year was among the worst for human rights, State Department says

    Last year was among the worst for human rights, State Department says
    WASHINGTON — With a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,000 civilians, violent crackdowns against protesters in Turkey and Ukraine and a string of anti-gay laws from Russia to Uganda, human rights abuses last year ranked among the...
  • Letters: Arizona governor did the right thing

    Re "Divisive Arizona bill vetoed," Feb. 27 The vetoed Arizona anti-gay bill — which would have had allowed business owners to deny services to gays and lesbians — may have been more about intolerance and vindictiveness than it was about...
  • How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd

     How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd
    There's a war against Legos. I know what you're thinking: How could anyone have a beef with those colorful, plastic toy bricks with which you can build cities, stage your own Bible stories or reenact the Trojan War, the Civil War or Star Wars? And hasn'...
  • Pray away the gay? Certainly not. But we can ban dangerous therapy.

    Pray away the gay? Certainly not. But we can ban dangerous therapy.
    There may have been a time when the impulse to “cure” people of their homosexuality through psychological or spiritual intervention was accepted as an ethical course of action. Those days are long gone. And yet even today, despite all...
  • Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St. Patrick's parade

    Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St. Patrick's parade
    Amid the ongoing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual rite of spring known as the St. Patrick’s Day parade....
  • For, against: Here's what they're saying about the Arizona veto

    For, against: Here's what they're saying about the Arizona veto
    American politics only irregularly have any kind of suspense; usually, it happens on election night or right before big court rulings. But then there was Arizona on Wednesday evening. The state's Republican-dominated Legislature had presented Republican...
  • 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...
  • 3 GOP lawmakers reverse support of Arizona bill criticized as anti-gay

    3 GOP lawmakers reverse support of Arizona bill criticized as anti-gay
    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Three Republicans who supported a bill bolstering the rights of business owners to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion reversed course Monday and asked the governor to veto the controversial measure. Republican...
  • Arizona's SB 1062 is vetoed as leagues make their position clear

     Arizona's SB 1062 is vetoed as leagues make their position clear
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — By design, the pulse of spring training beats slowly. That's why, in the world's current era of discontent and vitriol, it has become even more appealing. It would be nice to think that everything going on is right before us,...
  • West Hollywood gay bar bans lawmakers deemed anti-gay

    West Hollywood gay bar bans lawmakers deemed anti-gay
    If you’re a state legislator from Arizona or Kansas, there’s a good chance you’re banned from one popular West Hollywood gay bar. The Abbey Food and Bar this week banned “every legislator in any state that votes for bills to...