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  • Judge strikes down Texas same-sex marriage ban

    Judge strikes down Texas same-sex marriage ban
    HOUSTON -- A federal judge in San Antonio overturned the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the prohibition is unconstitutional and stigmatizes the relationship of gay couples in the conservative state. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Orlando...
  • Authors call on Putin to release 'chokehold' on expression in Russia

    Authors call on Putin to release 'chokehold' on expression in Russia
    On the day before the Winter Olympics officially open in Russia, more than 200 authors, including several Nobel laureates, have called on President Vladimir Putin to repeal laws that limit freedom of expression and create a climate of fear among writers....
  • Twitter pounces on Texas GOP senator's 'ONE MAN & ONE MAN' tweet

    Twitter pounces on Texas GOP senator's 'ONE MAN & ONE MAN' tweet
    Dan Patrick most certainly does not think same-sex marriage should be legal in Texas.  So in response to a federal judge's ruling Wednesday that the state's ban was unconstitutional, the Republican state senator and candidate for lieutenant governor...
  • Survey: Same-sex marriage has big support among some religious groups

    Survey: Same-sex marriage has big support among some religious groups
    As officials in Arizona and the rest of the nation continue to wrestle with the legal and legislative issues connected to same-sex marriage, a new poll shows that support for allowing gays to marry has rapidly increased since such unions first became...
  • Dear media: In covering transgender folks, remember, they're people too

    Dear media: In covering transgender folks, remember, they're people too
    Earlier this month, the sports website Grantland ignited controversy over a story on Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V, the inventor of a “scientifically superior” golf club dubbed “The Oracle.” In writing the article,...
  • Latino lawyers group pulls convention from Phoenix over SB 1062

    Latino lawyers group pulls convention from Phoenix over SB 1062
    TUCSON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer began meeting Wednesday with key groups before deciding the fate of legislation that would give more protection to businesses citing religious beliefs in denying service to gays. The meetings come as a group...
  • On gay issue, Arizona may heed national outcry this time

    On gay issue, Arizona may heed national outcry this time
    TUCSON — When Arizona took controversial stands in the past — refusing to create a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and enacting a tough anti-illegal immigration law — state leaders shrugged off the criticism from out of state as the...
  • As Arizona deals with gay rights furor, Indiana drops hot-button bill

    As Arizona deals with gay rights furor, Indiana drops hot-button bill
    As Arizona awaits its governor's decision on a religious freedom bill cast by critics as anti-gay, civil rights advocates in Indiana bashed its state's own foray into controversial legislation: A measure that would exempt many faith-based organizations...
  • Kids are comfortable with diversity. Give us a gay princess already.

    Kids are comfortable with diversity. Give us a gay princess already.
    For this year’s Super Bowl, Cheerios brought back the fictional biracial family that caused such a stir in this 2013 commercial for a new ad. First time around, the racist response to the commercial was so overwhelming that comments on YouTube had...
  • Arizona's bias is showing again

    Arizona's bias is showing again
    Not content to have besmirched their state's reputation by passing a mean-spirited immigration law, legislators in Arizona have approved an equally objectionable bill that would make it easier for businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians. Gov....
  • How Piers Morgan should have handled transgender author Janet Mock

    How Piers Morgan should have handled transgender author Janet Mock
    “The media’s insatiable appetite for transsexual women’s bodies contributes to the systematic othering of trans women as modern-day freak shows, portrayals that validate and feed society’s dismissal and dehumanization of trans...