Pundits have been busy analyzing the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions, overturning the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and letting a ruling stand against California's Proposition 8. Whether other states will legalize gay marriage and how many couples will marry is still unclear. But one thing is clear:... Read More »
Last month marked the first time in American history that a president discussed gay rights during his inauguration speech. Which raises the question: Has the time come to outlaw discrimination against gays in the workplace? It's still legal in 29 U.S. states to fire a worker for being gay, and on Friday the... Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gay rights advocates are renewing their push for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees.
The drive comes as Obama included an unexpected declaration of support for gay rights in his inaugural address Monday,... Read More »
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Barack Obama began his second term by declaring a commitment to gay rights -- the first time such an idea had been uttered from an inauguration podium. That same day, a seven-year employee of a Christian-owned Nashville music venue was fired, allegedly for... Read More »
The suspension of an official whose role is to promote diversity at the nation's premier college for the deaf has sparked boisterous debate involving gay marriage, free speech and what diversity really means.
The controversy began after Angela McCaskill (pictured above), diversity officer at Gallaudet... Read More »
As of Monday, almost 1 million Americans have a federal protection that they never had before. In a historic vote, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decided unanimously that discrimination on the basis of gender identity was discrimination on the basis of sex. Transgender Americans suddenly got a... Read More »
On Monday, the First Family is hosting the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. More than 35,000 winners of an online lottery will join the Obamas on the South Lawn, for egg-hunting, live music, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, and one-on-one lobbying to get the president to sign an executive order... Read More »
Google recently decided to expand employee benefits for its gay and lesbian workers. This benefit, extra pay that will be retroactive from the beginning of the year, covers a tax that these workers must pay to allow their partners to receive health benefits and is only applicable to workers in the United States.... Read More »