Anti-gay activists from Alliance Defending Freedom presented less than 19,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America requesting that they keep in place their anti-gay membership policy. This compared to the 1.8 million presented in a petition by Scouts for Equality.
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Today the U.S. Supreme Court received friend-of-the-court briefs arguing in support of marriage equality for same-sex couples in two historic cases challenging California’s Proposition 8 and the federal “Defense of Marriage Act” or DOMA.
A few salient facts are known about the Americans whose lives might be changed by a Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage expected this summer.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and 210 other Democratic members of Congress urged the Supreme Court Friday to strike down the federal definition of marriage contained in the Defense of Marriage Act.
Ahead of International Women’s Day on 08 March, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance is launching a new report, The Night Is Another Country, which reveals horrific acts of abuse and violence against transgender women in Latin America.
Civil unions for gay couples advanced a Colorado House committee with one Republican joining Democrats in support of a bill that's expected to become law this year.
In New York, great strides have been made in protecting the civil rights of the gay and lesbian community, like the legalization of same-sex marriage. However, if you ask any of the thousands of transgender New Yorkers, they will tell you that they still face severe discrimination and bullying in their workplaces, and even threats of violence in their communities.
Colorado law protects the right of Coy Mathis, a 6-year-old transgender child, to use the girls' restroom at her public elementary school. Administrators at the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 should have allowed her to do so.
For the third year in a row, Denver Democrat Mark Ferrandino is presenting his bill to allow gay couples to form civil unions, but plenty has changed since his two previous failed efforts.