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1 hr ago | SFGate

Prosecutor's 'lesbian' argument wins new trial for maid

That argument was both scientifically unfounded and prejudicial, a state appeals court said Thursday in overturning the woman's conviction and 16-year prison sentence.


Related Topix: Santa Ana, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014


Dr. Drew Interviews Gay Teen Attacked by Christian Family

You may not know Daniel Pierce's name, but if you were an LGBT person online yesterday, you almost certainly know how his family reacted when he came out.


Related Topix: Drew Pinsky

The New Zealand Herald

Jamaican ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law

A Jamaican gay rights activist who brought a legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law says he has withdrawn the case after growing fearful about safety.



7 Surprising Ways Your Company Can Still Discriminate Against You

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Transgender


California Takes a Stand Against Gay and Trans Panic Defenses in Criminal Cases

California will likely become the first state in the U.S. to officially bar people in court from using the "trans panic" or "gay panic" defense in court.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Transgender

Sydney Morning Herald

Author says Putin should not be allowed at G20 in Brisbane

Masha Gessen makes no bones about how to deal with Russian president Vladimir Putin, who, she says, is playing the West for a fool in the Ukraine.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

Thu Aug 28, 2014


3 states, plaintiffs want Supreme Court to hear Utah gay marriage case

Three states so far have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the legality of same-sex marriage, and the plaintiffs in each case who won in lower courts want the same thing.


Related Topix: Wedding, US Supreme Court, US News

The Lebanon Daily News

Colombia allows lesbian couple to adopt child

Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country's constitutional court allowed a lesbian couple to adopt a child born to one of its members.


Related Topix: Austin, TX

The Raw Story

Gay rights activists face charges over sit-in at Utah Legislature

Thirteen Utah gay rights activists briefly arrested six months ago during a sit-in at the State Capitol to demand lawmakers consider an anti-discrimination bill are now facing misdemeanor charges linked to the protest, according to state court records.


Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

Lutterworth Today

Police hunting anti-gay pamphleteers: one dressed as a monk

Police are on the look-out for a pair of homophobic pamphleteers who have been handing out hateful tracts in Market Harborough - one of whom was dressed as a monk.


Related Topix: Leicestershire County, England, United Kingdom, World News, Northamptonshire County, England, Transgender

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Tulsa Couple Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Gay Marriage Case

Lawyers for a same-sex Tulsa couple seeking the right to marry in Oklahoma have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to take up their case.


Related Topix: Tulsa, OK, US News, US Supreme Court, Oklahoma, Tulsa County, OK

St.Petersburg Times

United Russia Lawmakers Feature in Anti-Gay Election Video Starring 'Conchita Wurst'

Two lawmakers in the Murmansk city council representing the ruling United Russia party feature in a video depicting bearded drag-queen "Eurovision" winner Conchita Wurst in which the candidates appear to announce their "anti-gay" platform ahead of the city's municipal elections.


Wed Aug 27, 2014


Pizza chain sued over healthcare for gay couples

A former trainee manager at Little Caesars pizza in California sued the company for discrimination on Wednesday, accusing the Detroit-based chain of denying employees health insurance benefits for their legally wed same-sex spouses.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

Washington Times

Chile sailor publicly discloses his homosexuality

A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation.



Legislature Says No to "Gay Panic" Defense

Defendants could not escape murder charges by claiming they panicked when they discovered someone was gay or transgender under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.


Related Topix: Transgender, US Governors, Jerry Brown

The New Zealand Herald

Gay taunts 'a little bit like racism'

Ricardo Edward, who says he is taunted about his sexuality every time he goes out at night in Queenstown.



Residents see Europe best for gays and lesbians, Africa worst: poll

Most people in European nations say their community is a welcoming place for gays and lesbians, according to a poll released on Wednesday that also showed many in African countries see their homelands as hostile to homosexuals.


Related Topix: Transgender


Florida Supreme Court Asked to Rule on Gay Marriage

Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.


Capitol Hill Blue

Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.


Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court, Ohio, Liberal Political News

WVEC-TV Norfolk

McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban

Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices.


Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, North Carolina