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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A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee voted Tuesday to table SB701, a bill that would prohibit discrimination in public employment based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, effectively killing the measure for the remainder of the session...
Grandparents cannot petition for their grandchildren, either, but my family didn’t see a future for me in the Philippines. They made a decision to send me, alone and without papers, to live with my grandparents. They assumed I would find a woman and get my legal residence through marriage. But I came out as gay in high school, which considerably complicated matters.
Over the last decade, as activists started pushing colleges to accommodate transgender students, they first raised only basic issues, like recognizing a name change or deciding who could use which bathrooms.
While the issue of gays in the Boy Scouts is still simmering over the campfire, the Girl Scouts play by a different set of rules. .
A Pentagon announcement that it will open military commissaries and child-care facilities this year to the same-sex partners of service members propels a wave of gay rights issues sweeping onto the national agenda.
Responding to a poll that indicates most Rhode Island voters believe the same-sex marriage issue should be decided by voters, Rhode Islanders United for Marriage countered Tuesday that the issue involves human and civil rights and should therefore be decided by lawmakers.
One Christian minister, a lesbian who leads a congregation in Chandler Park, said it's time for the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members and leaders.
Twenty years after Phoenix shot down a proposal to broadly outlaw discrimination against gay and lesbian residents, city leaders are set to vote on the issue again.