| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The 2014 Olympics have thrown a spotlight on Russia's stand on homosexuality, as well as other issues of morality and human rights. The nation's anti-gay legislation has spurred widespread protests. Western leaders -- President Obama, British Prime...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:02 PM
Three months before the NFL draft, star Missouri football player Michael Sam has publicly come out as gay, raising the possibility that the league may soon have its first openly gay player.
In interviews published Sunday, Sam -- the 2013 SEC defensive...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:28 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Now that he has been chosen as the U.S. team's flag bearer for the 2014 Sochi Olympics opening ceremony, Todd Lodwick faces a potentially painful challenge.
Holding the flag.
Less than a month ago, the Nordic combined athlete...
| Jan 31, 2014
Re "Gay marriage, in court again," Editorial, Jan. 29
With the Proposition 8 case last year, the Supreme Court might well have been forced to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans. Instead, Gov. Jerry Brown and Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:15 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Speaking to reporters just days before the 2014 Sochi Games, the top Olympic official said he is open to adding language to the Olympic charter that specifically addresses discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
| Feb 4, 2014
A disturbing new law in Nigeria establishes sweeping restrictions on homosexuality and has already led to dozens of arrests.
Even before the law went into effect, it was illegal to engage in same-sex relations. But the new law goes further,...
| Feb 5, 2014
I opposed boycotting the Sochi Winter Olympic Games to protest the crackdown on LGBT rights in Russia. In part, that was because I didn't want to victimize athletes who had worked so hard to make the American team. But it was also because I'm confident...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President Obama warned Sunday that a harsh new anti-gay law in Uganda would “complicate our valued relationship” with the east African country, which receives hundreds of millions of dollars a year in U.S. aid....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Utah has filed its opening salvo defending its ban on gay marriage, while in Virginia, a federal judge will hear arguments about that state’s similar law in the latest legal maneuvering over the right for same-sex couples to marry.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:25 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Two embarrassed Utah lawmakers were apologetic after a spontaneous Twitter exchange that made light of changing genders instantly went viral on social media.
Among those seizing upon the exchange was an LGBT activist who decided...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:53 PM
TUCSON -- Say a gay couple in Phoenix walks into a bakery to order their wedding cake. The baker refuses to take their order because of his deeply held religious beliefs. Under a measure that passed the Arizona Legislature this week, the baker would...