Topics :: equal rights

Biden: Gay Rights Take Precedence Over Culture

By Jim Kuhnhenn | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions.

Nations With Empowered Women Win More Olympic Medals

By EDGE | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
New research shows that nations with greater women’s empowerment win more medals and send more athletes to the Summer Olympics.

Legal Tips for Gay Couples

By Ari Glazer | Saturday May 17, 2014
A friend of mine who is planning a same-sex wedding that my wife and I are hosting, recently asked me about the legal implications of the marriage, considering that it will not be legally recognized in Florida.

Senate Candidate in Ga. Blasted for Revenue Remark

Thursday May 15, 2014
Georgia’s GOP Senate scramble erupted Wednesday into an intense round of attacks over taxes, gay rights and who’s a real Republican, all in the shadow of a key vote that could help determine congressional control.

Houston Delays Vote On Equal Rights Ordinance

Thursday May 8, 2014
The Houston city council has delayed a vote on whether to approve an ordinance consolidating its bans on discrimination based on sex, race, age and religion, and expand anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents.

March 8 Marks International Women’s Day

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 6, 2014
March 8 marks International Women’s Day, and across the nation, women’s groups are holding public events and actions of solidarity against attacks on women’s rights, including reproductive rights, domestic violence and sexual assault.

A Changing Judicial Landscape For Gay Rights

By Mark Sherman | Friday Feb 14, 2014
The overturning of Virginia’s gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by President Barack Obama’s two election victories.

Justice Dept. Applies Same-Sex Rights To Itself

By Pete Yost | Saturday Feb 8, 2014
Eric Holder announced that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.

Court: Gay Juror was Taken Off Panel Improperly

By Lisa Leff | Tuesday Jan 21, 2014
A federal appeals court has ruled that potential jurors may not be removed from a trial during jury selection solely because of sexual orientation.

Gays Seek Inclusion at Vietnamese Parade

Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
A Southern California city is gearing up for a heated debate over a Vietnamese new year’s parade that would exclude the community’s gay and lesbian residents.