Gay Rights

Joe Biden excites the crowd at the annual HRC gala. (credit: CBS)

Vice President Biden In LA To Support Gay/Lesbian Rights

The HRC wanted to recognize Biden for being at the forefront at the fight for equality.

03/22/2014

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MLB Criticized Vetoed Arizona Bill On Refusal Of Service To Gays

Major League Baseball issued a statement criticizing legislation in Arizona that Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a few hours later.

02/26/2014

An activist holds a flag displaying a placard with a slogan over the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a demonstration against Russia's anti-gay legislation on the day of the opening ceremony the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Hong Kong on February 7, 2014. Gay rights activists around the world have called for a boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in protest against a law banning the dissemination of so-called 'gay propaganda' to minors. (credit: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Reports: Gay-Rights Activist Detained At Sochi Olympics

An Italian activist shouting “It’s OK to be gay” and dressed in a rainbow-colored outfit and large headdress was detained Monday as she entered an arena to watch an Olympic hockey game.

02/17/2014

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Gay Community Allowed In Vietnamese Lunar New Year Parade

After being sidelined from last year’s Lunar New Year parade, gay Vietnamese Americans are planning to march with pride on Saturday in this year’s event.

02/01/2014

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Court: Gay Juror Was Taken Off Panel Improperly

The ruling extends to gays and lesbians a civil right that the U.S. Supreme Court has previously promised only women and racial minorities.

01/21/2014

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Gay Rights Activists Challenge Exclusion From Annual Vietnamese Parade

Gay rights activists are demanding the organizers of a Vietnamese new year’s parade in California’s Orange County allow them to march.

12/09/2013

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Long Beach Raises Pride Flag In Opposition To Prop. 8

The City of Long Beach Tuesday raised a pride flag as a sign of solidarity in support of same-sex marriage.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/26/2013

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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Gay Rights Group Protests At New OC Chick-fil-A

A gay rights group protested the grand opening of an Orange County Chick-fil-A store over the company’s opposition to same-sex marriage.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/26/2012

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Obama Wins Over LGBT Supporters At SoCal Fundraiser

President Barack Obama basked in the support of his gay and lesbian backers Wednesday night, revving up an enthusiastic crowd with a pledge to not tolerate any attempts to roll back rights that gay Americans have gained under his administration.

06/06/2012

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Maroon 5 Cancels Grammy Party At Local Mexican Eatery, Blames Restaurant’s Anti-Gay Marriage Stance

Levine recently told People Magazine that they changed the location of their upcoming Grammy afterparty because of a local Mexican restaurant’s stance on anti-gay marriage.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/26/2012

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LA-Based Gay Rights Group Cleared To Start Getting Signatures To Rescind Prop 8

A gay rights group that wants to repeal the state constitutional amendment that stripped same-sex couples in California of the right to get married has been cleared to start gathering signatures for a measure that would rescind the gay marriage ban known as Proposition 8.

12/16/2011

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Group Wants Injunction On ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

A gay rights organization that won a U.S. District Court ruling declaring the military’s ban on openly gay troops unconstitutional is asking the judge to immediately stop the policy from being used to discharge any U.S. military personnel, anywhere in the world.

09/16/2010

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