Tag: Gay Marriage

ABC Developing Gay Rights Miniseries Chronicling ‘Triumphs’ of LGBT Movement

Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and director Gus Van Sant are developing an eight-hour miniseries for ABC, which will chronicle the history of the gay rights movement.   Black and Van Sant helmed the 2008 Harvey Milk biopic Milk, which won Academy Awards for Best Writing (Black) and Best Actor (Sean Penn).   Van Sant […]

Gay men can now donate blood, under certain conditions

The nation’s three-decade-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men was formally lifted Monday, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can give blood.   The Food and Drug Administration said it is replacing the lifetime ban with a new policy barring donations from men who have had sex with a man […]

Doctor ousted for talking about risks of LGBT behavior

The decision by the board of directors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center regarding Dr. Paul Church, who also is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, was reported by Mass Resistance, a team of activists who have been monitoring the long-running case.   WND recently reported the board was holding a hearing on Church’s […]

Chinese Textbooks Claim Homosexuality Is Disease; Student Sues

A student who goes by the pseudonym Qiu Bai discovered the issue two years ago when as a curious freshman she looked through medical textbooks seeking answers about her own sexual orientation.   The 20-year-old showed NBC News one of the textbooks — “University Students Mental Health” — which states that gay people can change […]

Hong Kong Catholic Cardinal: Homosexual Marriage Will Turn Our Society ‘Upside Down’

Catholic Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong spoke out last week in a pastoral letter against the recognition of homosexual marriages in Hong Kong and a proposed “Sexual Orientation Ordinance,” just days before an annual gay pride parade on Nov. 7.   “In recent years, social trends and political movements, such as extreme libertarian […]

Obama supports altering Civil Rights Act to ban LGBT discrimination

The White House endorsed legislation Tuesday that would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.   White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the Obama administration had been reviewing the bill “for several weeks.”   “Upon that review it is now clear that the […]

Election boosts county clerk in marriage battle

The county clerk in Kentucky who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been given a boost by the unexpected election of a conservative governor.   Republican Matt Bevin pulled off a stunning victory on Tuesday and will be inaugurated as governor early in 2016.   His defeat of Democrat Jack […]

Mississippi Supreme Court narrowly grants same-sex divorce

The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce, even as two justices questioned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage and suggested that landmark ruling has no constitutional basis.   The decision Thursday came after DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. ruled in 2013 that the Mississippi […]

Indiana Chamber backs statewide gay rights protections

Less than a year after big business helped pressure Indiana Republicans to scale back their contentious new religious objections law, the state’s powerful business lobby has decided that step wasn’t enough.   The Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the voice of the state’s business establishment, on Thursday called for Republican Gov. Mike Pence and the GOP-controlled […]

Rumblings of Super Bowl Boycott After Houston Equal Rights Measure Rejected

Thats the message supporters of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) are sending after voters rejected the measure Tuesday by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent.The controversial measure would have established nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in the city, among other groups.”I fear that this will have stained Houstons reputation as a tolerant, […]