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Sport is the American religion — with many rituals and different temples of worship. The gods, heroes and giants wear varying colors and play on opposing teams. Everyone has a preference, and we often choose the sports we love at an early age. The culture surrounding professional athletics in America and abroad has traditionally been […]

Less than a week after New York state legalized same-sex marriage, Rhode Island voted in favor of a bill to permit civil unions between gay and lesbian couples. If signed, the state will become the fifth state in the country to permit civil unions. The measure, which was voted in the senate 21-16, is said […]

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will now ordain non-celibate gays and lesbians following ratification of a constitutional amendment late Tuesday night. The denomination needed 87 votes in order to ratify the constitutional amendment. The 87th vote came from a Minnesota presbytery that voted 205-56. This is a result of the fourth attempt since the late 1990’s to […]

WASHINGTON– Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that the country is evolving on the issue of gay marriage and he thinks it’s inevitable there will be national consensus. He said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” the same thing is happening with the issue of marriage that happened with gays’ service in the military. Changes in […]

James Meeks is chair of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, and chair of the Illinois Senate’s education committee. With the decision by Mayor Richard M. Daley not to seek reelection in Chicago next year, the potential field of candidates who hope to replace him could make for an interesting campaign. Congressmen Danny Davis and Luis […]

The Root is reporting that the NAACP and its President, Ben Jealous are reaching out to Gay Rights groups. On Sept. 22, Benjamin T. Jealous, the charismatic head of the NAACP, made history. On that Wednesday, Jealous spoke at Manhattan’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in Greenwich Village to promote the upcoming One […]

A federal judge in San Francisco decided today that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, striking down Proposition 8, the voter approved ballot measure that banned same-sex unions.

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WASHINGTON — The City Council voted Tuesday to legalize gay marriage, giving supporters a victory after a string of recent defeats elsewhere and sending the issue to Congress, which has final say over laws in the nation’s capital. Mayor Adrian Fenty has promised to sign the bill, which passed 11-2, and gay couples could begin […]