On May 14, KOLO News — a local ABC affiliate in Reno, Nevada — previewed a story about how marriage equality can benefit the local economy by comparing same-sex unions to “sin.” “Historically, Nevada has made a living off of sin: quickie divorces, prostitution, gambling,” anchor Sarah Johns said in the preview. “What’s one more sin added to the list if it will improve our economy?” Nevada’s constitution bans same-sex marriage currently, though Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) recently embraced the idea of marriage equality in the state. Watch the preview:
Dominic Sheahan-Stahl's alma mater in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Sacred Heart Academy, asked him to be the commencement speaker at graduation. He accepted, eager to help out his old school and a community he loved. But last month the principal rescinded his invitation after finding out through Facebook that Sheahan-Stahl is openly gay and engaged to marry a man. The principal said that is a violation of Catholic teachings.
Jerome Taylor and Liam O'Brien: "When Barack Obama came out in support of gay marriage earlier this month, there were many who heralded it as a turning point in the history of equal rights. Symbolism plays a major part in the struggle for acceptance. Just as John F Kennedy finally adopted the cause of the civil rights movement, the gay rights lobby can now claim that the White House is officially on side (even if it suspects Mr Obama had been so privately for a long time).
Sharon Lettman-Hicks, Executive Director & CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition joined advertising and market-branding expert Chris Lester on Fox 5 DC to analyze the Newsweek cover that calls President Obama the "first gay president."
Days after President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, the Presbyterian Church’s Northern California governing body refused to rebuke a retired minister for marrying gays and lesbians when it was legal in California.
By Candy Holmes - When I heard the words of President Obama affirming marriage for all couples, it made me proud to be an American and proud to be a person of African heritage. I thought back on meeting President Obama in the Oval Office and sharing my story with him around the need for equality for all Americans, including LGBT people. I believed him then when he responded that he would do his very best to work for fairness and equality.
Last week, businessman Dee Coram sat down with his father on the garden patio of the Coffee Trader, a hip hive of activity in the tiny town of Montrose.
The elder Coram was on break from the legislature, where a bill to allow civil unions for same-sex couples teetered on the brink: It could languish in a GOP-run committee or come up for a full House vote, where it would most likely pass.
With his trademark pragmatism, Republican Rep. Don Coram opined that the full House should get its vote in order to ward off attacks from well-heeled gay-rights activists come November.
The Clark County School District reversed a decision by Shadow Ridge High School that would have required a transgender teen to dress for graduation in a manner he did not feel was in line with his gender identity.