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LGBT issues

Discrimination against LGBT jurors remains legal

Federal courts have consistently declined to prohibit attorneys from openly discriminating against LGBT people during jury selection. And as recently as last year, the U.S. Department of Justice said it “takes no position” on whether the case law should be altered.

COMMENTARY: Are we not all God's children?

LGBT Americans are not treated equally. Heterosexual Americans have many more federal rights. The Religious Right gleefully advocates for anti-gay discrimination. Any wonder why LGBT teens are bullied or commit suicide at an alarming rate? Homophobia must be stopped.

COMMENTARY: Reflecting on MLK Day about need for LGBTQ justice in the Black Church

King's teachings taught me how religion plays a profound role in the work of justice. A religion that looks at reality from an involved committed stance in light of a faith that does justice sees the face of the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the dispossessed -- and that also includes its LGBTQ people.

Gay, binational couple joins fight against federal antigay law

Mark Himes of Philadelphia and Frenchman Frederic Deloizy meet in 1990 and fell in love, got legally married in California in 2008, and are raising four adopted children. They are fighting the government over DOMA, and determined to win.

UPDATED: N.J. Legislature introduces bill legalizing gay marriage

In a dramatic move, Democratic leaders plan to announce at a news conference Monday that a bill legalizing gay marriage will be the first measure introduced in the new session of the Senate and the Assembly, sources with knowledge of their intentions say.