Organizers of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade say a second gay rights group has been approved to march in this weekend’s event.
A MassEquality official said Saturday a group of gay military veterans can march under its banner as part of a deal brokered by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. But marchers from the gay-rights group would not be allowed to wear clothing or hold signs that refer to sexual orientation.
With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.
In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays.
Despite a push by a group of students and faculty, Harvard does not plan to award posthumous degrees to seven students expelled in 1920 because they were gay or perceived to be gay.
The city of Cambridge can now make a new claim: it’s one of the “gayest cities in America,” according to The Advocate.
Parishioners of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church re-dedicated a rainbow flag on Sunday, replacing one that was stolen two weeks ago.
Members at a Cambridge church are worried some vandalism is actually a vicious attack on their beliefs.