SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge who had ordered a baby girl taken away from her lesbian foster mothers and placed in a heterosexual home removed himself from the case Monday as criticism turned into calls for his impeachment.
Same-sex couples aren't waiting for the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act. They're already getting married, and even holding commitment ceremonies in states like Nevada where same-sex marriage is banned by law.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is jumping on the bandwagon. Now that New York allows same sex marriage the LVCVA wants to promote Vegas as the gay and lesbian honeymoon destination. But, some in the gay and lesbian community say "too little too late." We'll ask if Vegas can become a destination for gay honeymooners even if Nevada still doesn't allow gay marriage. And, what could that mean for the economy?
The conventional wisdom is that equality for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people is only a matter of time. A short period of time because, says Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign, we have reached a tipping point where wide acceptance of equality is near.
The state assembly approved a bill earlier this week that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression. That's meant to protect people based on race, religion, and sexual orientation.
This past year, there's been a lot of political talk swirling around gay marriage, civil unions, and the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. But what about that first moment - when a person reveals he or she is gay? What is coming out like for today's teens? What if it goes against your religion, your ethnic culture, and everything your family believes? Many teens face depression, run away, and sometimes even commit suicide.
What brings together kings, queens, and nuns in four-inch platform heels? International Drag Day, of course! Drag kings, drag queens and the Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (aka nine "nuns" who dress in drag) will be celebrating in style this Friday at the Erotic Heritage Museum. The event is sponsored by Where's My Lesbian, an international LGBTQ web site.