It is vital that justices weigh in about whether state same-sex marriage bans violate the Constitution to settle the matter for a nation that needs an answer, said Kate Kendell, executive director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The group is representing the couples alongside private attorneys in Utah.
Students were surveyed on 130,00 students attending the 379 colleges ranked in the publication, which uses the results to rank schools on 62 different characteristics ranging from best college theater to most politically active students (surprise – Cal didn’t crack the top 20).
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.”
Pride Weekend culminated in a huge block party in Civic Center Plaza. The celebration was reminiscent of an old school San Francisco love-in — on steroids.
The fog and cold stayed away, but Silicon Valley’s tech community was out in full force at Sunday’s 19th Annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco.
San Francisco’s Gay Pride event is in its 44th year; the parade got started Sunday morning at Beale and Market streets and continues on Market Street to Eighth Street.
Pride Weekend is gearing up to be a packed two days with some events starting Friday to celebrate the LGBT community in the Bay Area and around the world.
Vice President Joe Biden declared that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation takes precedence over national cultures and social traditions.
A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling banning the removal of prospective jurors because of their sexual orientation.
Four-legged gardeners will assist with weed mitigation this weekend on San Francisco’s Twin Peaks hillside in preparation for Pride Weekend, according to public works officials.