V. Gene Robinson, the first out Episcopal bishop whose consecration has contributed to growing conflict within the Anglican Communion over the role of gays in the sect, this week called on the U.S church to continue its inclusive policies toward its LGBT members and clergy.
Ex-U.S Marine Eric Alva, the first American to be wounded in the Iraq War and the new national spokesperson for HRC's campaign to end the gay military ban, writes from experience about the impact of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy on himself and other gay and lesbian soldiers.
Despite having the support of many in the Democratic Congressional majority, a new bill to lift the military's gay ban faces uncertain prospects in the wartime climate. U.S. Rep. Martin Meehan, D-Mass., on Wednesday introduced the measure to end the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.
The Largo, Fla., City Commission started the process of firing city manager Frank Stanton. One week ago, he disclosed plans to have gender reassignment surgery. "It's just painful to know seven days ago I was a good guy and now ... I have no integrity," Stanton told the commission.
A ballot measure to ban marriage in Massachusetts considered all but dead has gained new momentum after Massachusetts lawmakers on Tuesday narrowly voted to put it on the 2008 ballot. As a result, an anti-marriage group has dropped a $5 million federal lawsuit against lawmakers for blocking the measure. But the ban needs to receive at least 50 votes out of 200 in the current legislative session to qualify for the 2008 ballot.