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Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 12/12/2013

A shameful ruling in India: Homosexuality becomes a crime

After a groundbreaking ruling overturning a ban on gay sex, India’s highest court reinstated the regressive ban.

By Swati Sharma  |  07:18 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay ban, homosexuality, India

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 09/19/2013

In interview, Pope Francis sets a new direction for the church

Pope Francis is different, reformist and open.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  07:05 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion, catholic church, contraception, gay marriage, Pope Francis

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013

The Insiders: The remarkable Roberts Court

The Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage and the Voting Rights Act this week acknowledged the obvious about personal freedom. Chief Justice Robert's court is remarkable and uniquely balanced, and I hope President Obama does not get another Supreme Court pick.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, DOMA, gay marriage, john roberts, Prop 8, Supreme Court, The Insiders, voting rights act

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/03/2013

The Insiders: Bill O'Reilly is right about religion and gay marriage

Lawmakers should clarify: What is their public policy vs. religious reason for opposing gay marriage?

By Ed Rogers  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/03/2013

The Insiders: Experience is a powerful teacher for the GOP

Experience is a powerful teacher

By Carter Eskew  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gallup, gay marriage, Kirk, Portman, Republican Party

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/26/2013

The Insiders: The government isn't a tool to manage lifestyles

Republicans need to reconcile our conservative, small-government, less-government philosophy with opposition to gay marriage.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 03/26/2013

The Insiders: Same-sex marriage -- it's personal

A debate on Meet the Press this past weekend made me realize my own story matters.

By Hilary Rosen  |  08:29 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay rights, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/22/2013

The Insiders: Portman and Paul did the GOP a lot of good this week

Sens. Portman and Paul helped the Republican Party this week by voicing their respective positions on gay marriage and immigration reform.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bobby jindal, gay marriage, immigration reform, Rand Paul, Republicans, rob portman, The Insiders

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 03/18/2013

The Insiders: What I find wrong about George Will's argument

Social scientists, according to Will, are notoriously liberal.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:10 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, gay marriage, george will, Supreme Court

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/15/2013

The Insiders: Thank you Rob Portman

I'm a proud Cheney-Portman Republican today.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, gay marriage, rob portman, The Insiders

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Boy Scouts follows defense playbook on gays

A survey of Boy Scouts is reminiscent of that done by the Pentagon in the run-up to the end of 'don't ask, don't tell.'

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:46 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts, Gay rights, LGBT

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Helen Aikman is no ‘Uncle Poodle’

The Louisville, Ga., art gallery owner is more consequential than Honey Boo Boo’s uncle.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012

‘Uncle Poodle’ needs to speak up

Honey Boo Boo’s gay uncle is a weak sign that “you can be openly gay and accepted in the rural South.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Chick-fil-hate mail

I should have known that comments about gays and chicken would elicit such vitriol.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Panetta comes out for gay troops

It’s about time gay and lesbian servicemembers were thanked for their service.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:25 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Proposition 8 appears headed for a Supreme hearing

Appeals court ruling puts the question of marriage equality a step closer to the high court.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:29 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Christie could teach Romney about leadership

Christie stands by his openly gay nominee for the state supreme court.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:39 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Jefferson, our ‘barbarous ancestors’ and marriage

We’re a long way off from freeing ourselves from ‘the regimen of [our] barbarous ancestors.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 05/23/2012

The Obama effect: Marriage equality gains ground

The Post-ABC News poll shows there might be an Obama effect on attitudes toward same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Obama leads on marriage equality, the NAACP and others follow

When leaders lead, especially on social issues that demand the end of an injustice or the expansion of liberty, people will follow.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Reaction to Newsweek’s ‘gay’ Obama cover: Death of the metaphor

Negative reaction to Newsweek’s cover says a lot about how gay men and lesbians are viewed.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Calling Obama the first gay president seems about right

Newsweek’s rhetorical connection between gays and Obama seems about right.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:15 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Why marriage equality matters

Two charts illustrate the added costs same-sex couples must bear just to hold their families together.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:03 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012

The income inequality faced by LGBT families

Raising children is neither cheap nor easy. Doing so as a same-sex couple is more complicated and expensive, thanks to this nation’s laws.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Romney, conservatism, raising a family and the gays

“Well, number one, I’ve raised a family.” If that’s all it takes, then gays raising children are conservatives.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Gay Rights