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Boy Scouts: Ban on Gay Scout Leaders Unsustainable

The Boy Scouts of America president, Robert Gates, has called for an end to the organization’s ban on gay scout leaders, saying to continue to prohibit gay adults from serving “will be the end of us as a national movement”. Citing the social, politic ...

A third of Americans believe animals deserve same rights as people, Gallup poll finds

Nearly a third of Americans believe animals should have the same rights and protections as humans, according to a new poll published Tuesday. Of the 1,024 of American adults polled by Gallup, 32% asserted that animals deserve the same rights as peopl ...

LGBT veterans to get their first federally approved monument

A monument dedicated to LGBT veterans will be unveiled in a national cemetery near Chicago on Memorial Day, in a celebration of the first federally approved monument to LGBT veterans. A black granite slab flanked by two blocks of pale granite, the mo ...

Concerns raised over transgender tenants

SALT LAKE CITY - At least three men who identify as women recently applied to live in female off-campus student housing but made other arrangements after tenants in the apartment balked at having them as roommates. But with gender identity now on the ...

Deflategate: Tom Brady gets four-game ban, Patriots lose first-round pick

The NFL has come down heavily on one of the league’s biggest stars, suspending Tom Brady for four games for his part in the Deflategate scandal. The league has also stripped Brady’s team, the New England Patriots, of their first-round draft pick in 2 ...

In the Spirit: Checking back in with Madison's 'atheist church'

"We are a godless congregation. An atheist church, if you will." With those words, Eric Snyder welcomed people to the April service of "Sunday Assembly Madison." You may recall hearing about the effort last fall when the group launched. It is a local ...

BBQ restaurant threatened over 'White Appreciation Day'

MILLIKEN, Colo. (AP) — A barbecue restaurant in northern Colorado is being criticized for its plan to give white customers a 10 percent discount. Edgar Antillon, owner of Rubbin' Buttz BBQ and Country Cafe in Milliken, hung a sign reading "White Appr ...

Mother's Day cards aren't what they used to be

After generations of sameness, Mother's Day cards are getting a decidedly un-June Cleaver update. Last week, greeting-card giant Hallmark debuted a Mother's Day video online featuring a family with a transgender son. Closer to home, Basic Rights Oreg ...

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Tom Brady: Unbelievable. The 243-report on "Deflategate" came out Wednesday and stopped barely short of calling the Patriots star quarterback a cheater. It did, however, call some of his claims "implausible" and left little doubt that he had a role i ...

S. Carolina forced to change driver's license rules based on gender

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A transgender South Carolina teenager who was told to remove her makeup for a driver's license photo has settled her lawsuit over the incident and a state agency has agreed to handle such cases differently, according to court d ...


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