Tag Archives: Boston

Speed Read: Crowd cheers rainbows

The crowd at Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade Sunday cheered a group of gay men who walked behind a "diversity" float, tossing rainbow-colored beads to observers. Sam Adams beer makers and Heineken withdrew their sponsorship of the parades for excluding

Speed Read: Religious bias rejected

Eighty-one percent of adults surveyed said businesses should not be allowed to refuse service to gays, not even for religious beliefs. Wyoming becomes the 25th state to face a lawsuit challenging its ban on same-sex couples marrying, Boston Mayor says

Speed Read: An Oscar dedication

Oscar winner Jared Leto dedicated his Academy Award "to those of you who have ever felt injustice because of who you are and who you love." The Mississippi House Judiciary Committee is expected to take up a religious bias bill

Speed Read: Monday 16 December 2013

Lesbian Republican activist Mary Cheney's record of contributions to candidates confirms her claim "I'm really conservative." Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will try to convince St. Patrick's Day parade organizers to drop its an LGBT contingent. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says

SLDN challenges use of DOMA against gay service members

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Fund filed suit in a federal district court Thursday (October 27) challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act and its use in denying to gay service members spousal benefits equal to that given to their straight

Two giant blows against DOMA

In an enormous victory for same-sex marriage, a federal judge in Boston Thursday, July 8, ruled—in two separate lawsuits—that a critical part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

Federal Judge Rules Part of DOMA Unconstitutional

In an enormous victory for same-sex marriage, a federal judge in Boston today ruled, in two separate cases, that a critical part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

Mass. likens DOMA to Colorado initiative that Supreme Court struck down

For the second time in three weeks, a federal judge in Boston heard arguments in a lawsuit that asks the court to strike down a significant part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Court hears first challenge to DOMA

Gay legal activists feel they got a good hearing from U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Tauro May 6, in the first federal district court hearing to examine the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Gay group sues gay group for bias against bisexuals

In what may be a legal first, a national gay legal group has filed suit against a national gay sports group for discriminating based on sexual orientation—against straights and bisexuals.