See comments. Nearly fifty years ago, police raided a New York City bar popular with homosexuals called the Stonewall Inn. Police often raided such bars in the s. But this time -- on June 28, -- patrons and workers at Stonewall fought back. People who lived near the bar joined in the fight, too. The riots are the subject of a recently opened exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.
Meet the Candidates: Chile
Meet the Candidates: Chile
LOS ANGELES AP — Addressing an LGBTQ community fearful that their gains in equality are slipping, Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday promised an aggressive agenda to end workplace discrimination, improve health care and ensure protections for people who face threats, or worse, because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The event was at times interrupted by demonstrators in the crowd seeking to highlight an important issue within the LGBTQ community: a rash of slayings of black transgender women. Pete Buttigieg, acknowledging the protester who interrupted his town hall, said it was important to lift up the visibility of the issue. And that means we can also have the powers to build bridges. Elizabeth Warren, another top contender, earned a roar of laughter from the audience in a Los Angeles theater with her response to a question about how she would respond if someone told her marriage was between one man and one woman. Assuming you can find one.
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By Enrique Andres Pretel. Evangelical Christian singer and congressman Fabricio Alvarado, who leads recent polls, has pitted himself against a January ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that urges Costa Rica to legalize same-sex marriage. He has threatened to withdraw Costa Rica from the court system, as Venezuela did. His meteoric rise is unlikely to be enough for him to win without a run-off vote in April. But Alvarado has pushed other candidates among the 13 contenders to adopt more conservative tones, including ex-government minister Antonio Alvarez Desanti, leader of the powerful National Liberation party.
The GOP's hard-core conservative base vociferously opposes same-sex marriage, but American voters overall support it. Last week, independent polling firm Zogby Analytics conducted a national survey for The Huffington Post examining how likely voters would respond if a GOP candidate signed a statement that he or she opposed same-sex marriage. Almost 35 percent said they would be somewhat or much less likely to vote for the candidate. Over 31 percent said they'd be somewhat or much more likely to support the candidate, and about 34 percent said it would make no difference or they weren't sure. The differences are not huge, but senior analyst John Zogby suggested they could influence the outcome of the election.