The budget committee of the United Nations is usually sparsely attended and, to all but technical experts, downright boring, but on Tuesday morning it was packed and, for a budget committee meeting, downright lively, even contentious. The issue was spousal benefits for LGBT couples.
Out transgender recruits want to serve openly in the U.S. military, as they do in a number of allied armed forces. It is a subject under active consideration within the Department of Defense, and something supported by a coalition of transgender military personnel and their supporters in the Democratic Party.
In the first such action in seven years, the Federal Communications Commission has taken strong action against a local Virginia television station for airing sexual explicit material during a news broadcast.
It's no surprise: After opening up her marriage for a year, a California journalist is getting divorced.
A razor-thin vote is expected Tuesday at the UN that pits the power of the UN secretary general against the UN member states over marital status benefits for LGBT employees. The question is: what is the basis for allowing spousal benefits to UN-employed couples who may be of the same-sex?
Last August WE tv’s president Marc Juris crowed, “Sex Box is one of the most unique and compelling show concepts we’ve ever seen, and we can’t wait to bring it to WE tv.” Juris may now be licking his wounds.
In a sharply-worded memo, Navy Chaplain Wesley Modder’s commander denied his request for a “religious accommodation” in a disciplinary process that has relieved him of his command and could kick him out of the Navy forever. Modder stands accused of homophobia and insensitivity--though, in the official documents, the term is "substandard performance"--which could trump all the accolades he has received in almost 20 years of military service and throw his professional life into ruin.
A largely overlooked column by human rights advocate Armando Valadares raises questions about the initiative of Pope Francis toward the “island-prison” of Cuba.
Seventy-five groups and 46,000 ordinary citizens have asked McDonalds and Starbucks to begin blocking pornography from the free WiFi service each chain allows its customers to access.
In 1974 a department store clerk laughed at Dell Williams when she tried to buy a vibrator. Her response? To open up her own vibrator store, thus becoming the founder of the first sex shop catering just to women.
Reza Aslan owes his new job on CNN to Lauren Green of Fox News.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the eponymous fashion house, have come out strongly against gay marriage, the notion of gay families, and the use of surrogacy to procreate.
A long-time teacher at a Catholic school in New Jersey has been suspended over comments made about homosexuality on her personal Facebook page.
Ongoing studies show that conservatives tend to be happier than liberals. But the authors of a new study dispute that. They say conservatives are just a bit delusional about their own happiness. Their study says the crinkliness of conservative eyes, or the lack thereof, gives the happiness game away to the left.
The U.S. Navy has until Monday to respond to Chaplain Wesley Modder, who says the Navy’s attempt to remove him from the military for alleged anti-gay statements is unlawful.
Conservative founding father M. Stanton Evans was well known for his wit—he said he never liked anything about Nixon until Watergate. His funeral may have been his last witticism: a Protestant service, led by a Catholic priest, with a black Methodist choir rocking the otherwise staid Catholic Church.
Come August, Sweet Briar College will close. Located in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, Sweet Briar has educated only women for more than 100 years.
A federal judge formally accused of racism by the NAACP and other left-wing groups has been completely exonerated after a yearlong investigation conducted by the Judicial Council of the Washington D.C. Circuit.
If supporters of traditional marriage ever wonder why the issue gets little traction in the GOP, they need look no further than the amicus brief submitted by many political and policy leaders in the upcoming gay marriage case before the Supreme Court.
Some of America’s largest corporations are asking are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to impose same-sex marriage on the county. They say it's for the good of the country, and the bottom line.
Vatican spokesman Father Tom Rosica had his lawyers send a letter threatening to sue a Catholic blogger in Canada for the man's ongoing criticism of Rosica and his influence on the Extraordinary Synod of Catholic Bishops last fall in Rome. But now, after considerable media attention, Father Rosica has backed off and says he never really meant it.
A day after coming under fire from influential pro-lifers, Governor Scott Walker announced his support for a ban on abortions performed after the 20th week.
Gov. Scott Walker did well at CPAC, but has roused the ire of pro-life Republicans for seeming to duck the issue of abortion on Fox News Sunday.
If plaintiffs have their way at the Supreme Court this week, come July, Obamacare as we know it will be done with. Leonard Leo says the odds of that are pretty good.
The thing to note about Ana Marie Cox’s apologia at the Daily Beast today is how old-school evangelical it is. Billy Graham has nothing on Ana Marie Cox.
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