Rev. Michael Schuenemeyer, Executive for Health and Wholeness Advocacy for the United Church of Christ, gives his thoughts on why the policy change could impact church relationships with the Boy Scouts.
Jay Cabell doesn't get health insurance from the exterminator company that hired him. It's not because it isn't offered. It's because Jay, who was born female and now lives as a man, is afraid to fill out the forms that require him to choose a gender.
More than 1,000 federal rights and securities are denied to couples in same-sex marriages not legally recognized by Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, says Vickie Henry, senior staff attorney at Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, or GLAD.
As Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. was struggling with how to cast the decisive vote in a 1986 Supreme Court case that would end up devastating the gay rights movement, he told his fellow justices that he had never met a homosexual. In truth, one of his four law clerks that term was gay.
Following his MoveOn.org success getting StudentsFirst to rescind its 'education reformer of the year' award from anti-gay Tennessee State Representative John Ragan, Marcel Neergaard was named 'Foot Soldier of the Week' on the Melissa Harris-Perry show.
A group of kindergarten students from Los Angeles ended their school year with a touching tribute to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights with a sign language performance of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors."