Gay rights

Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., and his opponent, Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren. (CBS/Getty Images)

SF Gay Activists Surprised At Word Of Massachusettes Dems Heckling Gay GOP Staffer

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Gay rights activists in the San Francisco Bay Area are reacting with surprise to reports on Twitter that supporters of Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Massachusetts senate candidate who is a […]

10/11/2012

Justice Antonin Scalia. (U.S. Supreme Court official photo)

With Calif. Marriage Case Pending, Scalia Says Gay Rights Among ‘Easy’ Issues To Decide

Justice Antonin Scalia said his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the U.S. Supreme Court among the easiest to resolve.

10/05/2012

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

A line forms at Chick-Fil-A in Fairfield (CBS)

Chick-Fil-A Planning Location In Marin County

According to the Marin Independent Journal, the Atlanta-based chain has purchased the Carl’s Jr. site on Rowland Way in Novato this July, with plans to remodel and open as a Chick-fil-A sometime over the next two years.

08/21/2012

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

Josh Dixon

San Jose Athlete Could Be 1st Openly Gay Male Gymnast On US Olympic Team

If Josh Dixon makes the cut at the US Olympic team trials in San Jose on Thursday, he could also make history as the first openly gay gymnast to compete at the Olympics.

06/28/2012

Larry Brinkin

Prominent SF Gay Rights Activist Arrested On Child Porn Charges

San Francisco police arrested gay rights activist Larry Brinkin on Friday on charges that he had images of children as young as a year-old engaging in sex acts with adults. The 66-year-old has been for investigation of felony possession of child pornography.

06/26/2012

Lesbian Wedding

Former Prop. 8 Trial Witness Says He Now Supports Same-Sex Marriage

The chief witness in favor of California’s same-sex marriage ban at a landmark federal trial in San Francisco two years ago announced today he has changed his position.

06/22/2012

Mariela Castro

Cuban President’s Daughter Meets Gay Rights Activists In SF

The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro is in San Francisco to meet with gay rights activists and to chair a panel at a prestigious academic conference.

05/23/2012

San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk. (CBS)

USS Harvey Milk Resolution Approved By SF Supervisors

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution to name a Navy ship in honor of murdered San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, considered the nation’s first openly gay major public office holder.

05/22/2012

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