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If there was ever a question about why President Barack Obama has not signed an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers, Andy Tobias settled it earlier this week in an op-ed on this site.

As Tobias wrote: “How much risk, if any, is there that signing it could help Mitt Romney win?”

April 27 2012 12:10 PM

An EEOC ruling recently added protection from discrimination for transgender people in the workplace, but does that mean federal legislation isn’t needed?

April 27 2012 4:00 AM

There were no fewer than
three home visits as part of the adoption application process that my husband,
Don, and I were obligated, though happy to undertake.  Our cabinets had to have safety latches; our stairs had to
have gates and guards; our coffee tables had to have rubber bumpers.  In other words, we had to prove that
our child’s every move would be free of any risk or danger.  And once we “baby-proofed” our house (I

April 26 2012 4:00 AM

As a gay teenager
interested in the fight for marriage equality, along with other left-wing

April 26 2012 4:00 AM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's recent decision that transgender people are protected from employment discrimination by Title VII’s prohibition of sex discrimination is a tremendous victory for our community.

April 25 2012 10:06 AM

The White House took a significant step toward equality on
Friday announcing that President Obama fully supports the Student
Non-Discrimination Act and the Safe Schools Improvement Act. The
administration said
the bills “will help ensure that all students are safe
and healthy and can learn in environments free from discrimination, bullying
and harassment.”

April 25 2012 4:00 AM

When the president decided not to sign an executive order banning discrimination against LGBT people by federal contractors, he might have thought further ahead than some activists.

April 24 2012 4:00 AM

Question:  I was having a hard week at work, and on top of that my girlfriend started making noises about our "slowing things down." I really needed to talk, and I called one of my (supposedly) best friends to vent. She didn't pick up, even though I think she was home. And she didn't call back, even though my message was clearly urgent. Instead she sent an email the next day asking what was up. (“How r u? Let’s talk.”) Isn't it bad manners to return a phone call with an email, especially to a friend in need? I’m pissed.  

April 23 2012 4:00 AM

Why are we so fixated on finding a medical solution when, as social networks revolutionize sex in our community, gay men are successfully using new technology to combat HIV?

April 19 2012 4:00 AM

Post-James Dobson, Focus on the Family is meeting with groups that don’t share their viewpoints.

April 18 2012 4:00 AM