GovBeat: gay rights


Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Why Jan Brewer is waiting to act on SB 1062

Brewer is still thinking about her own political future.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, gay rights

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Eight U.S. states have policies similar to Russia’s ban on gay ‘propaganda’

Though less far-reaching, a handful of state limit speech about homosexuality in the classroom.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:19 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arizona, gay, gay rights, Louisiana, Mississippi, newsletter, Oklahoma, South Carolina, texas, Utah

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Gay marriage supporters ask Sotomayor to reject Utah’s request for a ban

The state fails to make its case for a temporary ban on gay marriages, attorneys representing gay couples argued Friday.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:48 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay, gay marriage, gay rights, gays, newsletter, same sex marriage, same-sex, supreme court, Utah

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Utah plans to take its gay-marriage fight to the Supreme Court soon

The state is expected to file a request for a temporary gay-marriage ban any day now.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:53 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay, gay marriage, gay rights, gays, same sex marriage, same-sex, supreme court, Utah

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Map: New Mexico becomes the 17th state (plus D.C.) to legalize same-sex marriage

Ten others recognize unions and partnerships while 33 limit marriages to opposite-sex couples.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, gay rights, New Mexico, same sex marriage

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Michigan Republican: Gays want ‘free medical because they’re dying’

RNC member Dave Agema said gays want health-care benefits to cover AIDS medicine.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay rights, gays, Michigan, republicans

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Facebook breaks down the geography of a viral pro-gay-marriage campaign

Some 2.77 million U.S. users participated in the late-March pro-gay marriage campaign.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cities, Facebook, gay marriage, gay rights, maps, newsletter

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Study: Big cities most likely to have progressive gay-rights laws

The new report from the Human Rights Campaign shows 25 cities are more welcoming to gays and lesbians.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civil rights, gay rights, newsletter, States

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Missouri governor allows same-sex couples to file joint tax returns

Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order Thursday to allow same-sex married couples to file joint tax returns.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:24 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, gay rights, Missouri, same sex marriage, States, taxes