15 posts tagged gay rights
Meet Pascal Tessier, the first openly gay Eagle Scout, whose future in scouting is unclear due to the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on adult gay leaders: http://on.msnbc.com/1klBxT7
(Jon Groat for msnbc)
Uganda’s anti-gay law has been declared "null and void."
Comic book icon Archie Andrews died today, taking a bullet for his gay friend…
(Photo: Archie Comics/AP)
Millions of people took to the streets across the country this weekend to champion gay rights, culture, and creative costumes celebrating all of the above.
This year’s attendees have a lot to celebrate: this year has seen judge after judge strike down gay marriage bans in states like Arkansas, Indiana, Utah, and Idaho, giving momentum to the movement and enabling the unions of thousands across the country.
The parades are scheduled annually to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall riots; this year is the 45th year since patrons of the Stonewall Inn bar violently protested the regular raids that shut down gay bars and arrested patrons. Those protests are largely seen as the mother of the modern gay rights movement.
Here are snapshots from three of the largest parades, in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago: http://on.msnbc.com/1voiYgF
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of anti-gay legislation handed a major victory to advocates of equality in the state and around the country. Up with Steve Kornacki explains what her veto pen didn’t stop. WATCH.
"Ironically their religious freedom is being well protected by gays and lesbians in the military, and the economic vitality of Arizona is being contributed to by gays and lesbians." - George Takei on Arizona Senate Bill 1062.