Gay rights

Gay rights protesters gather at the Lucas Oil Stadium, home of this year's men's Final Four. (CBS)

Gay Rights Activists Protest Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law At NCAA Final Four Tournament

Dozens of the marchers carried rainbow flags, American flags and Indiana state flags as well as signs reading “No hate in our state,” “Equal rights for all” and other messages.

04/04/2015

Salesforce chairman and CEO Marc Benioff. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Salesforce CEO Says Company Is ‘Canceling All Programs’ In Indiana Over LGBT Discrimination Fears

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says he doesn’t want his employees subjected to discrimination as part of their work for the San Francisco-Based company, and he is cancelling all required travel to the state of Indiana following the signing of a religious freedom law that some say allows business to exclude gay customers.

03/26/2015

A car flies the gay pride flag in protest past the Mormon Conference center during the 179th Semi-Annual General Conference of the Mormon church on October 3, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many gay-rights organizations have criticized the church because of its stance on Proposition 8 in California and its opposition to gay marriage.  (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Mormon Leaders Call For Measures Protecting LGBT Rights

Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a “balanced approach” in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.

01/27/2015

Pope Francis (R) leads a mass honouring the canonisation of two Canadian saints, having previously celebrated a mass for Saint Jose, in St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on October 12, 2014. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Says Good Catholics Don’t Have To Breed ‘Like Rabbits’

Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don’t have to breed “like rabbits” and should instead practice “responsible parenting.”

01/20/2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off the new iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6 and wearble tech.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Acknowledges He Is Gay And ‘Proud’

In what many see as a big step for American business and society, Apple CEO Tim Cook has come out publicly, announcing that he is “proud to be gay.”

10/30/2014

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Pansexual Couple Crowned As ‘Homecoming Princesses’ In Santa Rosa

Two teenagers are conquering traditional homecoming norms at a Santa Rosa high school with the help of their classmates.

10/06/2014

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Appeals Banning Same-Sex Marriage In 5 States

The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.

10/06/2014

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Group Launches ‘God Loves Gays’ Billboard Campaign In Kansas To Taunt Westboro Baptist Church

The mysterious comedian behind the “God” Facebook Page is using his divine power to create a billboard campaign that advocates for LGBT rights in and around Topeka, Kansas — the hometown of the Westboro Baptist Church.

08/19/2014

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Obama Signs Order To Protect Gay, Transgender Workers

President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”

07/21/2014

A sea of Apple and Kaiser Permanente employers await their turn to join the Pride Parade route.

65 Arrests For Public Intoxication During Pride Celebrations

At least 65 arrests for public intoxication were made in San Francisco in neighborhoods hosting Pride celebrations on Saturday.

06/30/2014

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