Chris Seelbach says he and a majority of council members signed one that would require organizers of any parades that take city money to adhere to the city’s anti-discrimination policy. The city’s Human Rights Ordinance includes protection for gay people. This came up last week when the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parade refused to let GLSEN (Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network), which works to educate against bullying gay kids in school, to walk in the parade. That prompted most council members to pull out of the parade.
A former mining community in rural southern Arizona that has shifted over the years into an artists’ haven and tourist destination is poised to become the first city in this conservative state to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.
The Delaware chapter of the NAACP has added its endorsement to an effort to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, in line with similar support for the issue expressed by the civil rights group’s national leadership.
Hundreds of people wearing red in support for gay marriage filled the state Capitol building with song and cheers Thursday as lawmakers reviewed legislation that would end Rhode Island’s distinction as the only New England state that doesn’t allow same-sex couples to wed.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s spokesman is clarifying that Christie does not believe in gay conversion therapy after the governor earlier in the week declined to take a stance on the controversial practice.