Tag Archives: Gay Rights

FILM / ‘Milk’ : The Man Who Set America Straight About Gay Rights

Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk in the Hollywood biopic. Photo from Getty Images.The release of a Hollywood biopic about Harvey Milk, America’s first openly gay elected politician, could not be more timely.By Guy Adams / October 30, 2008 Video: … finish reading FILM / ‘Milk’ : The Man Who Set America Straight About Gay Rights

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Blackmail in California : Businesses Warned Against Support of Gay Rights

Ballot initiative stirrring up a storm: Pastor volunteers at phone bank in conservative-leaning Orange County on Oct. 16 to urge Californians to vote no on Prop. 8, which would outlaw same-sex marriages in the state. Photo by David McNew / … finish reading Blackmail in California : Businesses Warned Against Support of Gay Rights

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Our Cultural Divide : California’s Battle over Gay Marriage

Film star Brad Pitt has donated more than $100,000 to oppose a California referendum seeking to ban gay marriages. Photo by AP.Combatants in the fight have contributed millions of dollars to prepare for an all-out confrontationSeptember 16, 2008 The stakes … finish reading Our Cultural Divide : California’s Battle over Gay Marriage

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Baptist Minister Howard Bess of Alaska Says Sarah Palin Scares Him

Reverend Howard Bess, who wrote a book Palin wanted banned and who fought her on abortion and gay rights, says the country should fear her election By David Talbot | September 16, 2008 The Wasilla Assembly of God, the evangelical … finish reading David Talbot :
Baptist Minister Howard Bess of Alaska Says Sarah Palin Scares Him

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Cyndi Lauper on Obama’s Brand of Hope : One Size Fits All

‘We as a society, LGBT or straight, can show that civil rights are important and discrimination is wrong across the board through our vote.’By Cyndi Lauper / August 24, 2008 As I toured all over the country this summer with … finish reading Cyndi Lauper on Obama’s Brand of Hope : One Size Fits All

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What Precisely Are YOU Afraid Of?

Gay marriage foes mobilize for ban in Calif.By Tracie Cone And Lisa Leff / August 24, 2008 FRESNO, Calif. — Michael Bumgarner says he’s never campaigned for a political cause before, but his strong opposition to same-sex marriage has prompted … finish reading What Precisely Are YOU Afraid Of?

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Replacement For ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ : ‘Don’t Care’

Congress Revisits Military’s Policy On GaysBy David Welna / July 24, 2008 More than 12,000 gay men and women have been expelled from the U.S. armed forces since the Pentagon’s policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” took effect 15 years … finish reading Replacement For ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ : ‘Don’t Care’

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African Anglican Leaders Call For Ouster of Gay Bishop

Rev. Gene Robinson touring stalls at Lambeth. He is not invited to the conference itself. Photo by Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images.‘Should resign for good of the church…’By Riazat Butt / July 22, 2008 Rev. Gene Robinson, the gay bishop … finish reading African Anglican Leaders Call For Ouster of Gay Bishop

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Del and Phyllis Tie the Knot

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, left, with Del Martin, seated, and Phyllis Lyon at San Francisco City Hall on Monday. Photo by Jim Wilson / The New York Times.Same-Sex Marriages Begin in CaliforniaBy Jesse McKinley / June 17, 2008 SAN … finish reading Del and Phyllis Tie the Knot

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It’s Larry Craig "Bobblefoot" Day!

Minor league promotion is homage to senator’s airport bathroom bustMay 22, 2008 Capitalizing on Senator Larry Craig’s restroom bust, a Minnesota minor league baseball team this Sunday is giving away a promotional item celebrating the Republican politician’s arrest last year … finish reading It’s Larry Craig "Bobblefoot" Day!

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Wedding Vows

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Big Win for Gay Rights

John Lewis, right, hugs his partner, Stuart Gaffney, left, outside of the California State Supreme Court building in San Francisco, Thursday, May 15, 2008, after the California Supreme Court overturned a voter-approved ban on gay marriage in a ruling that … finish reading Big Win for Gay Rights

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