“I'm Black. And I'm gay." With this confession, the now openly gay NBA player, Jason Collins, has reintroduced to public conversations the issue of sexual diversity and inclusion within U.S. sports culture.
Gay marriage supporters feel victory in the air. Their confidence is high as Minnesota state representatives plan to vote on overturning an existing same-sex marriage ban on Thursday, with senators following in a few days.
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Tuesday proposed a gay rights amendment to the Senate's immigration bill, prompting one of the measure's Republican sponsors to repeat his prediction that it could sink the legislation.