LGBT rights in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27756/all en UPDATE 4-Pentagon lifts U.S. ban on women in combat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-2-pentagon-lifts-us-ban-women-combat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Panetta, Dempsey sign order ending front-line ban</p> <p>* Recognizing men, women fighting, dying together -Panetta</p> <p>* Will take time to recruit, train women for new roles (Adds quotes, details, background)</p> <p>By Phil Stewart and David Alexander</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-2-pentagon-lifts-us-ban-women-combat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender studies Government LGBT rights in the United States Politics of the United States Social Issues United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:30:20 +0000 5738941 at http://www.globalpost.com Most Americans say Boy Scouts should drop gay ban -poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/most-americans-say-boy-scouts-should-drop-gay-ban-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 6 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America has delayed its vote until May but a national poll released on Wednesday showed the public has made up its mind, saying the youth group's ban on gay members must end.</p> <p>By a margin of 55 percent to 33 percent, respondents to the telephone poll by Quinnipiac University said the century-old youth organization should drop its policy against openly gay members.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/most-americans-say-boy-scouts-should-drop-gay-ban-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boy Scouts of America Entertainment Homophobia LGBT rights in the United States Technology The Boy Scouts of America Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:00:57 +0000 5747799 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama asks Supreme Court to overturn gay marriage ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/obama-asks-supreme-court-overturn-gay-marriage-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Barack Obama administration on Friday formally asked the US Supreme Court to strike down a 1996 law defining marriage exclusively as a union between a man and a woman.</p> <p>The request was contained in a legal brief filed to the US high court, whose nine justices plan next month to review whether or not to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans marriage between homosexuals.</p> <p>According to the filing, the law "violates the fundamental constitutional guarantee of equal protection" before the law stipulated by the US Constitution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/obama-asks-supreme-court-overturn-gay-marriage-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law LGBT rights in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Same-sex marriage in the United States Social Issues AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 04:45:30 +0000 5764017 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama asks Supreme Court to overturn gay marriage ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/obama-asks-supreme-court-overturn-gay-marriage-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Barack Obama administration took another step toward institutionalizing gay marriage, formally asking the US Supreme Court to strike down a 1996 law defining marriage exclusively as a union between a man and a woman.</p> <p>The request was contained in a legal brief filed Friday with the US court, whose nine justices will next month review whether or not to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans marriage between homosexuals.</p> <p>The document marks the first time a president has endorsed same-sex marriage rights before the Supreme Court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/obama-asks-supreme-court-overturn-gay-marriage-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Hospitality Law LGBT rights in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Same-sex marriage in the United States Social Issues AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 06:00:38 +0000 5764045 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama asks Supreme Court to overturn gay marriage ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/obama-asks-supreme-court-overturn-gay-marriage-ban-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Barack Obama administration took another step toward institutionalizing gay marriage, formally asking the US Supreme Court to strike down a 1996 law defining marriage exclusively as a union between a man and a woman.</p> <p>The request was contained in a legal brief filed Friday with the US court, whose nine justices will next month review whether or not to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans marriage between homosexuals.</p> <p>The document marks the first time a president has endorsed same-sex marriage rights before the Supreme Court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/obama-asks-supreme-court-overturn-gay-marriage-ban-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Hospitality Law LGBT rights in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Same-sex marriage in the United States Social Issues AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 10:45:30 +0000 5764122 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama gov't asks high court to make law banning gay marriage unconstitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/obama-govt-asks-high-court-make-law-banning-gay-marriage-unconst <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Feb 22 (EFE).- The government of President Barack Obama asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday to find unconstitutional the federal law that defines marriage as "the union of one man and one woman" when it rules on the issue next June.</p> <p>The Justice Department gave the Supreme Court the first of a series of legal opinions on gay marriage, which the high court must consider now that it has agreed to hear two cases on the subject.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/obama-govt-asks-high-court-make-law-banning-gay-marriage-unconst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law LGBT rights in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Same-sex marriage in the United States Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:25:47 +0000 5767265 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Corporations urge U.S. Supreme Court to embrace gay marriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-corporations-urge-us-supreme-court-embrace-gay-marriag <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Court will hear cases in late March, rule by June</p> <p>* Business community's filing seen as unprecedented</p> <p>By Lawrence Hurley and Aruna Viswanatha</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - More than 200 businesses on Wednesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a federal law that restricts the definition of marriage to heterosexual unions, in one of corporate America's most prominent efforts to support same-sex marriage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-corporations-urge-us-supreme-court-embrace-gay-marriag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Defense of Marriage Act Health Hospitality Labor Law LGBT rights in the United States Politics Same-sex marriage in the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:00:21 +0000 5768848 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Obama urges U.S. high court to allow gay marriage in California http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-obama-urge-us-high-court-allow-gay-marriage-california <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Brief on state's Proposition 8 arrives on deadline</p> <p>* Administration takes middle ground</p> <p>* Gay rights activists wanted broader approach (Adds filing of brief and statement from attorney general)</p> <p>By Lawrence Hurley and David Ingram</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - In President Barack Obama's latest act in support of gay rights, his administration on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages to resume in California.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-obama-urge-us-high-court-allow-gay-marriage-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law LGBT rights in California LGBT rights in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Same-sex marriage in the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:15:27 +0000 5770189 at http://www.globalpost.com White House backs gay marriage in Supreme Court brief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/white-house-backs-gay-marriage-supreme-court-brief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama's administration threw its weight behind gay marriage on Thursday, urging the Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on same-sex unions.</p> <p>The court is set to examine the issue on March 26, when it will study the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, a measure approved by a 2008 referendum that outlawed gay marriage in the most populous US state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/white-house-backs-gay-marriage-supreme-court-brief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Hospitality Law LGBT rights in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Same-sex marriage in the United States AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:17:04 +0000 5770518 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama admin. to urge Supremes to back gay marriage in California http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/obama-admin-urge-supremes-back-gay-marriage-california <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Feb 28 (EFE).- President Barack Obama's administration will urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn California's Proposition 8, which barred new same-sex unions in the Golden State, NBC and CNN said Thursday.</p> <p>The Justice Department is planning to file a friend-of-the-court brief in the case late on Thursday, the networks said.</p> <p>Last Friday, Justice delivered to the Supreme Court a legal opinion in which it deemed unconstitutional the federal 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/obama-admin-urge-supremes-back-gay-marriage-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law LGBT rights in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Same-sex marriage in the United States Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:45:53 +0000 5772506 at http://www.globalpost.com The state of gay unions in the US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/the-state-gay-unions-the-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Next week, the US Supreme Court will take up the issue of gay marriage, which is legal in nine states and the capital Washington but banned under the federal Defense of Marriage Act of 1996.</p> <p>Here is a rundown of the current statutes governing same-sex unions in the United States, where recent polls show public opinion has swung toward favoring the legalization of gay marriage.</p> <p>FEDERAL BAN</p> <p>DOMA defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman, granting legal recognition only to heterosexual marriages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/the-state-gay-unions-the-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law LGBT rights in the United States Politics Same-sex marriage in the United States Same-sex unions in the United States AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:01:25 +0000 5790557 at http://www.globalpost.com New Yorkers march for US gay rights before hearings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/new-yorkers-march-us-gay-rights-hearings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Several hundred people marched in New York on Sunday to support the legalization of gay marriage, two days before the US Supreme Court is due to examine the issue.</p> <p>The protest began in front of the Stonewall Inn, a renowned bar where a gay rights revolt got underway in 1969, and ended with a rally in Washington Square in the neighborhood of Greenwich Village.</p> <p>Activists said other marches were taking place in scores of cities.</p> <p>New York has allowed same-sex unions since 2011, but federal law still refuses to recognize them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/new-yorkers-march-us-gay-rights-hearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law LGBT rights in the United States Politics Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in the United States AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:46:22 +0000 5792726 at http://www.globalpost.com Fight for gay marriage goes to US Supreme Court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/fight-gay-marriage-goes-us-supreme-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Same-sex marriage takes center stage Tuesday as the US Supreme Court starts hearing oral arguments on the divisive issue in a landmark case.</p> <p>Over two days, lawyers from both sides of the emotionally-charged debate will present their positions before the nine justices as supporters and opponents converge on Washington to rally for their respective positions.</p> <p>The top court will first hear arguments over Proposition 8, a California referendum measure that struck down that state's same-sex marriage initiative in 2008.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/fight-gay-marriage-goes-us-supreme-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Health Hospitality Human Interest Labor Law LGBT rights in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Same-sex marriage in the United States Social Issues AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:00:57 +0000 5793915 at http://www.globalpost.com US Supreme Court cautious on same-sex marriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/us-supreme-court-cautious-same-sex-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Supreme Court treaded cautiously on Tuesday as it considered gay marriage, with justices appearing hesitant to deliver a sweeping historic verdict on the emotionally charged issue.</p> <p>On a day long awaited by both sides of the debate, thousands of gay rights advocates descended on the Supreme Court, many waving US and rainbow flags, outnumbering a rally of religious activists opposed to same-sex marriage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/us-supreme-court-cautious-same-sex-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Human Interest Law LGBT rights in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Same-sex marriage in the United States AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:00:58 +0000 5794435 at http://www.globalpost.com US Supreme Court to hear second gay marriage case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/us-supreme-court-hear-second-gay-marriage-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The rights of married same-sex couples will come under scrutiny at the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in the second of two landmark cases being considered by the top judicial panel.</p> <p>After the nine justices mulled arguments on a California law that outlawed gay marriage on Tuesday, they will take up a challenge to the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).</p> <p>The 1996 law prevents couples who have tied the knot in nine states -- where same-sex marriage is legal -- from enjoying the same federal rights as heterosexual couples.</p> <div 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