Lawmakers supporting a bipartisan bill in the Senate to overhaul the immigration system faced a surge of outrage last week from gay rights advocates after a provision those groups supported was left off the legislation in committee at the last minute.
Three US states and three countries have approved same-sex unions just in the two months since the Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage, raising questions about how the developments might affect the justices’ consideration of the issue.
As the United States celebrates and commemorates the strong men and women dedicated to serving our country on Memorial Day, LGB citizens serving in the military are faced with the conflict inherent in serving openly as LGB after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” while fighting for a country that still refuses to acknowledge their relationships.
I grew up in an apartment just off Main Street in Lewisville, Texas. The sign in front of my school, just three blocks away, boasted for all the city’s 80,000 residents to see “Lewisville High School, Home of the Fighting Farmers.”
One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups. There's one prominent exception: Exxon Mobil.
The recent spate of anti-gay hate crimes has shocked many in the gay community. According to police, these crimes have more than doubled so far this year from 14 to 29, and most have been in Manhattan.