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  • Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

    Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights
    Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO after protests of his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The Mountain View-based nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser had promoted him last week. At issue was Eich's $1,000 donation...
  • Religious freedom bill passes in Mississippi; gays worry

    Religious freedom bill passes in Mississippi; gays worry
    Mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow citizens and businesses to challenge laws they see as substantially in conflict with their religious beliefs. The bill, in the hands of Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday, would put into place a law...
  • Kill tenure, cure schools?

     Kill tenure, cure schools?
    Without a doubt, California's poor and minority schoolchildren get more than their share of ineffective, unmotivated and demoralized teachers. But are the state laws governing teacher tenure, dismissal and layoffs now under attack in a Los Angeles court...
  • U.S. to recognize Michigan's gay marriages

    U.S. to recognize Michigan's gay marriages
    Gay rights advocates in Michigan cheered Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s announcement Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages hastily performed March 22. But the small victory translates to more complications for...
  • Food server sues Houston Rockets, accuses players of anti-gay slurs

    A food server who worked inside the locker rooms at the Brooklyn Nets’ Barclays Center is suing the Houston Rockets and the company that oversees the arena’s catering, claiming he was subjected to anti-gay slurs before a game last year and...
  • High deportation figures are misleading

    High deportation figures are misleading
    WASHINGTON — Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the "deporter in chief" and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters...
  • If landlord prefers 'Google people,' is that illegal discrimination?

    Question: I have lived in Silicon Valley my whole life. I am 70 years old and retired. I recently applied for housing at an apartment complex and asked the leasing agent what my chances were of getting an apartment. He told me they had received a lot of...
  • America's evangelicals return to seeking souls, not votes

    America's evangelicals return to seeking souls, not votes
    Only a decade ago, Christian social conservatives were a commanding force in American politics. They helped elect one of their own, George W. Bush, to two terms. They were a cornerstone of a GOP coalition that appeared to hold a permanent electoral...
  • How Ann Coulter is helping the GOP destroy its White House dreams

    How Ann Coulter is helping the GOP destroy its White House dreams
    A year ago, when the Republican National Committee’s searing 2012 election postmortem was released, it was possible to imagine, for a fleeting moment, that the GOP might finally grasp why it has lost the popular vote in five of the last six...
  • Transgender high school teacher will return to classroom as a woman

    A high school science and multimedia teacher in Oakhurst, Calif., who underwent hormone therapy has publicly announced her plans to return to school as a woman after the spring break. Yosemite High School teacher Gary Sconce, 56, is returning to class...
  • In Prop. 8 ruling's wake, initiative sponsors take protective steps

    In Prop. 8 ruling's wake, initiative sponsors take protective steps
    SAN FRANCISCO — Anxious about last summer's ruling on Proposition 8, sponsors of California ballot measures are going to considerable lengths to ensure they will be able to defend them if the state doesn't. Nearly 1 in 4 proposed initiatives...