The law had been in place since 1861, when the country was still a colony of the British empire.
Hundreds of Israeli LGBT advocates and their supporters are on strike, protesting the exclusion of gay men from recently passed legislation.
David Buckel, an environmental advocate, burns himself to death in a grisly protest against ecological destruction.
The Academy Award-winning screenwriter, producer and activist speaks to Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about the risky but necessary decision to pause his career in pursuit of LGBT equality.
Russell M. Nelson, who has a conservative record, is not expected to press for reforms, including those advancing the rights of LGBT members.
With Neil Gorsuch on the bench, the highest court is set to have a conservative majority.
The opinion in a suit she filed was the basis for federal court rulings against state prohibitions and led to a 2015 Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex couples to marry.
U.S. law enforcement is at least initially categorizing the horrific Orlando shootings as “domestic terrorism,” but it probably wasn't terrorism in any useful sense of the word.
It only compounded the horror that the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history called forth talking points that had been composed long before 50 innocents were murdered early Sunday.