With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.
France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples and ending months of nationwide protests and wrenching debate.
After Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said, “The case is submitted,” on March 27, the justices of the Supreme Court presumably took a private vote and now are at work writing the opinions that will decide the fate of same-sex marriage in the United States.
Greenwich Village, the birthplace of the U.S. gay rights movement, remained in shock on Sunday over the shooting death of a gay man by a gunman who police said uttered anti-gay slurs before targeting the victim.
Just days before 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of America National Council converge in Dallas to vote on a resolution critical to equality in Scouting, Time Magazine has published an op-ed written by a gay employee of the Boy Scouts, calling for a repeal of the ban on gay Scouts and leaders. The author wished to remain anonymous, but shared a wealth of information on how much the anti-gay ban has damaged the viability and reputation of the Scouts, hurt efforts to recruit more Scouts, and taken its toll on his own well-being.
Friday night in New York's Greenwich Village, police say a gunman, who is in custody but has yet to be identified, followed a gay man, taunting him with anti-gay slurs and homophobic language, before tragically shooting him in the head.
To give an accurate representation of where people of faith stand on marriage equality, let's look at some of the major denominations that support scouts for a quick recap. GLAAD has created a handy graphic that shows which denominations support inclusive scouting for all.
En Estados Unidos son muchos los que luchan desde hace décadas por la igualdad de los homosexuales, una lucha que muy a su pesar no ha acabado con la discriminación.
En un momento en el que el país aguarda con expectación la decisión del Tribunal Supremo con relación al matrimonio gay, que el propio presidente Barack Obama apoya y que es legal en 12 Estados de los 50 que conforman la nación, y con un 53% de la sociedad respaldando estas uniones, según la última encuesta de Gallup, todavía son muchos los que viven la cara más amarga de la intolerancia.