On The View yesterday, Republican candidate Herman Cain claimed being gay is a sin and that people choose to be gay. After he was challenged by Joy Behar, Cain said "Show me the science," apparently unaware of the fact it already exists.
Citing polls that are still too close to call, Equality California has announced that they will not attempt to place a repeal of Proposition 8 on the 2012 ballot. Equality California said that while public opinion on marriage for same-sex couples has increased since Proposition 8 passed in 2008, support continues to hover near 50 percent—indicating more work must be done before asking voters to overturn Proposition 8 through what would inevitably be a very expensive and difficult campaign. In...
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said he doesn't "stay awake" thinking about a question at the last Republican presidential debate, where the GOP candidates were asked whether they would repeal the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy by an openly gay soldier.
As part of a court settlement, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons recently adopted new rules for transgender inmates. The new rules extend some transition-related care to those who previously were not eligible.
Times: The American justice system rests on open and transparent proceedings. A recent ruling by Judge James Ware of Federal District Court in San Francisco wisely upheld this principle in ordering the release of a video recording of the civil trial on the constitutionality of Proposition 8.