After a more-than eight-year legislative battle, Congress voted last week to extend federal hate-crimes protections to LGBT victims.
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge challenged the backers of California’s voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage last Wednesday to explain how allowing gay couples to wed threatens conventional unions, a demand that prompted their lawyer to acknowledge he did not know.
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has made it easier for Anglicans to join the Catholic Church, responding to the disillusionment of some Anglicans over the election of openly gay bishops and the blessing of same-sex unions.
Thousands of gay and lesbian activists marched Sunday from the White House to the Capitol, demanding that President Obama keep his promises to allow gays to serve openly in the military and work to end discrimination against gays.
Lesbians disproportionately discharged under DADT
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Pentagon officials won’t speculate why women in uniform are more likely to be discharged from the armed services under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but critics of the policy say that new figures reflect deep-seated sexism in the armed forces.