CHICAGO (AP) — The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.
An LGBT organizer whose father was deported writes a heartfelt open letter to President Obama, asking him to "think about the great pain he would feel to be separated" from his family.
amos lim's insight:
I hope this letter reaches you and opens your heart to take the executive action necessary to give undocumented immigrants administrative relief. You made the announcement today that you will soon pick up your pen to extend non-discrimination protections to LGBT Americans who work for federal contractors. That decision is important, and I’m grateful for it — and it tells me that you’re not afraid to do the right thing.
Mr. President, it’s time to pick up your pen again — it’s time to extend administrative relief to undocumented immigrants!
As the creator of a popular online forum for Mormons, John Dehlin tackles some of the more uncomfortable issues for believers, including the Church's stand on gays and lesbians. Dehlin is an ally of the LGBT community, and that's too much for the LDS leadership. Dehlin has received a letter from the head of his…
15-year-old Michigan teenager Corey Nichols (pictured) knew he was in trouble when he heard his father say, "If any fag lived in this house, I would shoot them in the head with a shotgun." In an interview with the local radio program Out In Santa Cruz, Corey said he kept his sexual orientation hidden from his…
As kisses go it was brief but memorable. Scottish-American actor John Barrowman, in tartan flare, swooped down on an as yet unknown but now terribly famous male backing dancer to redefine the ‘Glasgow Kiss’ and set the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony alight.
As transgender people strive to gain more acceptance and legal protections, they will soon have a hefty new resource to assist them — a 672-page book, written by scores of transgender contributors, that encompasses social history, gender politics and wide-ranging advice on health, law, relationships and many other matters.
If you're ever given 60 minutes to sit down with Boy George, one of the most beloved pop icons of the 20th century, in a private club on the west side of Manhattan in the middle of February, take them.
Kentucky's chief lawyer Jack Conway went against his governor and arguably the will of his constituents when he tearfully announced on Tuesday he wouldn't defend a Kentucky law banning recognition of out-of-state gay marriages.
"I felt like I would be defending discrimination," the Democratic attorney general told TPM in an interview on Tuesday. "And for me that's a line in the sand. I couldn't do it."
It was a rare and extraordinary move that split the administration of Gov. Steve Beshear (D), who revealed that he would appeal a federal judge's ruling against the statute after his top lawyer refused to do so.