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Hawaii Governor Stalling On Civil Unions Bill

AP | HERBERT A. SAMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — Gov. Linda Lingle on Monday bought herself two more weeks to make a decision on contentious legislation that would allow same-gender ...

Con Games: Rush Limbaugh Is So Gay

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Nobody flinched to hear Rush Limbaugh was decamping down the aisle for the fourth time. Nor would anyone but an alien be surprised to hear America's f...

U.K. Lifts Ban On Gay Ceremonies In Churches

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The House of Lords has agreed to an amendment to the U.K. Equality Bill, which would lift the ban on same sex couples holding civil partnership ceremo...

Gay Marriage In Illinois: Hynes Gives Full Support, But Activists Say It May Be Awhile

Chicago Pride | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While LGBT activists are pleased that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Hynes supports full marriage equality, those working hard in Springfield ...

What Would Jesus Do?

Bill Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Will the culture war ever end? We have now had three presidents in a row who promised to unite the country. They all failed because it's hard to compromise on values. But this doesn't mean it's impossible.

Proud to Testify for Marriage Equality

Jerry Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jerry Sanders

I was proud to testify this week in what I believe will be one of the defining civil rights cases of our time, Perry v. Schwarzenegger. I did so as a Republican, a father, and a former police chief.

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders: Prejudice Drove His Gay Marriage Stance

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders opposed gay marriage – until he learned his daughter was a lesbian in a committed relationsh...

Do We Want to Be Right, or Have Rights?

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

What makes civil unions at present unequal is not their separateness but the host of federal benefits conferred by marriage that even the best state domestic partnerships can't accord.

Equality - What Are We So Afraid Of?

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

How can it possibly not be time that America acknowledges marriage for one and all? Otherwise, the people of this nation must exercise their right and responsibility to abolish this failed form and reinstitute it altogether.

Prop 8 Trial Will Be Recorded And Uploaded To YouTube, Judge Says

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles


Same-Sex Marriage and the Meaning of Words

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Even if people are willing, as good citizens, to grant gays and lesbians "all the rights married people have," they can't stand the thought of seeing marriage, a "sacred" word, and concept, brutalized.

Same-Sex Marriage: "A Basic Civil Right"

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Rotondi

Is it is really acceptable to start putting human rights up for a vote, either on the Senate floor or the public voting booth?

Gay Marriage's Big Problem

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The open question in an age of polarization is this: have all those prepared to change their minds on the issue of gay marriage already done so?

New survey Shows Rising Support For Civil Unions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — An increasing majority of Americans favors allowing same-sex couples to obtain most of the same rights as married straight couples, b...

Census: Gay Marriages Number 150,000

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nearly 150,000 same-sex couples reported being in marriage relationships last year, many more than the number of actual weddings an...

At Gay Pride Parade, Burris Backs Civil Unions But Says Marriage 'For Perpetuation Of The Species'

WBBM Newsradio | Steve Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator Roland Burris was at Chicago's Gay Pride Parade yesterday, declaring his support for civil unions but saying marriage is for "perpetuation of ...

Sanford, in a Family Way

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"You saw the press conference?" "Of course I saw the press conference. Very strange." "Very strange. And you read the e-mails?" "Of course I re...

Death to Family Values - Zippers at Half Mast

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Bill Maher used to tell a joke, which is funny but not true. He'd ask the question why are we trying to stop gay people from getting married; they're ...

Joining Together Those Whose Love Dare Not Speak its Name

Jane Minogue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Minogue

The irrationality and endurance of the intolerance of homosexuality really defies precise explanation, as does intolerance of Jews.

RNC's Michael Steele Becomes Union Man

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Steele can perch that white hard hat atop his head, but he's going to have to labor at learning some hard philosophical lessons before becoming a real steelworker, a true union man.

Starbucks Offers Better Same-Sex Medical Benefits Than Obama

Kase Wickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kase Wickman

A gay Starbucks barista's wife gets better medical benefits than if she was married to a female senator.

Civil Rights: Is Gay the New Black?

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

Leave it to Michael Eric Dyson to connect the dots between Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Ghandi, James Baldwin and Martin Luther King.

Where was Obama on Ill. civil unions?

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Vanasco

The Pantagraph reports that Illinois' civil unions bill, after passing a state House committee, was left to languish at the end of the session. The ...

71% Say Newsom Beating Gallagher in Gay Marriage Debate

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joel B. Schwartzberg

The California Supreme Court may have just weighed in on gay marriage, but participants in the NOW on PBS gay marriage interactive debate are still having their say.

"Will you Civil Union Me?"

David Ambroz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ambroz

I'm a radical liberal awaiting equality but Daniel -- forgive the lack of poetry -- will you domestically partner me?