Rep. Jared Polis skipped the president's Oval Office signing ceremony last week of an order extending some benefits to gay federal employees' same-sex partners, but he will attend the DNC fund-raiser Thursday. Polis discusses his rationale and the prospects for overturning "don't ask, don't tell" and DOMA.
On Monday, June 15, at about 6:30 p.m., the Reverend V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, took the stage at the LGBT Community Center in New York City in his bishop's purple shirt, gold cross, and -- perhaps not surprisingly -- polka-dot socks.
The highest ranking LGBT official in the Obama administration told The Advocate Sunday that Hate Crimes might pass next week and that President Obama was soon to announce an initiative regarding equalizing protections and benefits for LGBT employees.
Attorneys responsible for a new federal challenge to Prop. 8 rebuffed apprehension from LGBT legal organizations, which contend that such a case before the U.S. Supreme Court could have disastrous consequences.
MGM and Harrahs have spent years marketing to gay consumers -- and both companies fear gay tourism to Vegas will plummet if Gov. Jim Gibbons makes good on his promise to veto the state's domestic-partner benefits bill.