| Nov 20, 2013
So tell Uncle Chester: Don't worry, gay people don't want to marry you.
Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign into law a bill that will legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois starting next June.
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:48 PM
If you’re a cleric who strongly disagrees with your religious denomination’s dogma and policies, you have four choices. You can stay quiet about it and do as you’re told — after all, no one forced you to become a religious leader...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:00 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With a similar push making its way through the U.S. Senate, state Rep. Joe Saunders, D-Orlando, said a bill he's pushing to ban discrimination based on sexual preference or gender identification could pass the Florida House.
If it ever...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:30 PM
In daytime television, black is the new black.
Television programmers, in their search for the next big thing, have found that charismatic African American entertainers are potent magnets who attract mainstream and ethnically diverse audiences.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:26 PM
WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- A gay rights bill appears set to overcome a key Senate hurdle Monday, after a fifth Republican expressed support for the measure to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sen. Dean Heller...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Weighing in for the first time on a highly divisive debate, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is urging the U.S. government to approve an anti-gay discrimination bill.
In an opinion piece that ran online Sunday in the Wall Street Journal, Cook spoke...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Happy Halloween! Let's talk about something truly terrifying: LGBT discrimination in hiring.
Maybe not as viscerally scream-inducing as ghouls or witches, I know. But after progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act got halted by a government...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Television has a split image: one by day and another by night.
In the daytime, blacks and other people of color are a prominent presence, hosting popular talk shows and playing juicy roles in soap operas. But at night, minorities are largely sidelined,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:15 PM
NEW YORK — Four score and 70 years ago, a Pennsylvania newspaper chided Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as "silly remarks."
This week, in time for the speech's 150th anniversary, Harrisburg's Patriot-News apologized for "a judgment so flawed,...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Those familiar with my life story understand my emotional approach to educational opportunity — particularly where the story line ends in opportunity denied.
Simply put, I got lucky at a tender age. Enough athletic and academic prowess, in...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:00 PM
We want to thank Sen. Pat Toomey for his vote to end employment discrimination based on sexual orientation with his vote on Thursday to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
While we share his concerns regarding the protection of religious...