In front of the Boca Raton City Council Tuesday night, 17-year-old Tyler Morrison evoked the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for a similar reason he had recalled President Abraham Lincoln's words two months earlier in the same spot.
Growing up in Iowa, Todd Schweikert loved being a Boy Scout, and he even made it through the rigorous process of becoming an elite Eagle Scout. Schweikert wanted his 7-year-old son to have the same positive experience, but he was turned off by the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policies.
Utah County GOP Vice Chairwoman Bonnie Morrow asked her brother, tea party leader and former gubernatorial candidate David Kirkham, for help finding a well-known Republican to give the keynote speech at the county’s Lincoln Day Dinner Feb. 9.
Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor confirmed that he is not making himself available to perform same-sex weddings, due to “philosophical and religious reasons.” “I do not wish to perform same-sex marriages,” Tabor said.
A proposal to write Indiana's gay marriage ban into the state constitution may be on hold as Republican leaders ponder its fate this year, but the House and Senate sponsors are charging ahead anyway. Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, said he plans to introduce the measure in the House this year.
Law student Michael Corliss thought he was just being a “law nerd” when he chose a passage from the landmark Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court marriage decision for a friend to read at his August wedding ceremony.
When Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger passed away, Marty Edwards said a co-worker at First National Bank of Granbury asked who Ledger was. “He was some faggot in a gay cowboy movie,” a senior loan officer answered. “Who cares if he died.”