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ReutersBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, May 8 (Reuters) - The western Los Angeles County branch of the Boy Scouts of America has become the latest chapter to break with the national organization over its proposed lifting of a ban against gay scouts while...
The Illinois Republican Party should appoint as its next party chair someone who supports legalization of same-sex marriage. Why? First, because it would mess with our minds. Outgoing party chair Pat Brady, who resigned Tuesday in a letter to the...
Tags: Marriage, Pat Brady, Politics, Sugar Grove, Minority Groups
Re "Transgender rights," Editorial, May 3 At any given school, transgender kids likely make up a tiny percentage of the student body. Why then should the vast majority be required to accept sharing a bathroom or locker room with a student who "feels...
Tags: Social Issues, Minority Groups
This post has been updated, as indicated below.A year ago, when Vice President Joe Biden revealed in a television interview that he supported same-sex marriage, such unions were legal in six states. Tuesday, the Legislature in Biden’s home state, Delaware, voted to become the 11th such state,...
ReutersBy David Bailey ST. PAUL, Minn., May 13 (Reuters) - The Minnesota Senate is expected to give final approval on Monday to a bill that would make the state the 12th in the United States to allow same-sex couples to marry and only the second in the Midwest....
Tags: Marriage, Scott Dibble, Government, Politics, Warren Limmer
ReutersBy Thomas Grove and Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, May 13 (Reuters) - They beat him. They shoved beer bottles in his anus. They tried to set him on fire. Then they crushed his head with a heavy stone. A 23-year-old man in Russia's southern city of Volgograd...
Associated PressHONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's top court granted a transgender woman the right to marry her boyfriend Monday in a watershed ruling that falls short of allowing same-sex marriage. The surprise decision only covers the right of a transgender person who...
Tags: Beijing (China), Marriage, Judges, Minority Groups, Family
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can we agree on this? Americans still think alike much of the time even if our politicians don't. To get heads nodding, just say something worrisome about the economy or dismissive of Washington. Almost all Americans consider...
Tags: Immigration, Government, Values, U.S. Congress, Politics
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A divided Delaware state Senate voted Tuesday to make their state the 11th in the nation to allow same-sex marriage, after hearing hours of passionate testimony from supporters and opponents. The Senate's 12-9 vote sends the...
NEW YORK — When the news broke in 1987 that Liberace, the famously flamboyant pianist, was dead at age 67 with what his manager had claimed was anemia brought on by a watermelon diet but was, in fact, AIDS, it made front-page headlines around the...
In some ways, the Florida Legislature is like a bomb. We know it will go off. We know there will be casualties. But it sometimes takes a while to assess the damage. That's why I'm here to help. Think of me as your one-man disaster-response team...
ReutersBy Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, May 11 (Reuters) - An apparent homophobic killing has increased concerns among Russian activists about prejudice against gays, which they fear will be encouraged by a bill banning homosexual "propaganda". The body of a 23-...
Tags: News Agency, Civil Rights, Gay Rights, Politics, Parliament
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