In a string of judicial opinions and public appearances dating back at least to the mid-1990s, Antonin Scalia has demonstrated that he cannot evaluate questions of gay rights with the temperament and open-mindedness expected of a judge.
Well said, your honor: A federal judge in Pennsylvania -- one John E. Jones III of the Federal District Court in Harrisburg, to be precise -- did away with the state's ban on same-sex marriage on Tuesday, declaring it unconstitutional with an eloquent flourish.
The president and board of trustees at Pasadena City College thrust their school into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons recently with a political and public relations debacle involving PCC alumnus and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni made homosexuality a crime Monday potentially punishable by life sentence.
She's thought it over, and now Washington state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen has made up her mind in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, which should give the gay-marriage measure currently under consideration in the Evergreen State enough legislative oomph to push it over the line and become law. Stay tuned.
To the consternation of many, President Obama has managed to avoid taking a strong position on potentially polarizing issues like same-sex marriage without completely losing the support of the GLBTQ constituency. But will his strategically noncommittal stance work in the next election cycle?
We won’t wait for the charity of corporate donors, or for the timelines of politicians. If such people care to donate funds or even to take the risk of civil disobedience, they are welcome to join us. On our own terms. But the time when gay people were grateful for small favors is over. We won’t wait for the charity of corporate donors, or for the timelines of politicians. The time when gay people were grateful for small favors is over.
Wednesday marked the first day that same-sex couples in Washington, D.C., could begin the process of tying the knot by applying for marriage licenses, which they did in droves at our nation's capital, waiting in long lines at local courthouses to get their paperwork in order.
The U.S. may still have a long way to go in terms of securing the civil rights of its GLBTQ citizens, but in some other parts of the world, such as Uganda, institutionalized homophobia threatens to take a deadly form. President Barack Obama spoke out Thursday against anti-homosexual legislation currently under consideration in the African country, calling the bill "odious."
This may not be one of his easiest speeches to deliver, considering his less than harmonious relationship with the audience, but President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to make some remarks during the Human Rights Campaign's dinner Saturday in Washington, D.C.