The Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal, an LGBT law and civil rights group, announced Wednesday Mayor Rahm Emanuel has signed the organization’s petition to support the fight for same-sex marriage rights in Illinois.
Though it has long been seen as a mecca for gays and lesbians north of Boston, in recent years Lynn has seen a wave of new residents who seem determined to bring an even further sense of tolerance while helping to be part of the downtown’s renaissance.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who aspires to be New York City's first openly gay and first female mayor, will pick up on Thursday the endorsement of the Empire State Pride Agenda, New York's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group.
A Brooklyn man has filed papers to sue the city over an alleged hate crime committed by the NYPD. The Daily News reports that on Sunday night around 2:50 a.m., two officers came to Jabbar Campbell's Crown Heights apartment following a noise complaint.
Washington’s amended marriage law exempts pastors, rabbis, Imams and other clergy from having to perform same-sex weddings if they aren’t so moved. But for judges, justices and some court commissioners, who are also authorized to marry people in this state, the law is much less clear.