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Georgia wants same-sex marriage lawsuit dismissed

ATLANTA - Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit in April on behalf...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-21/georgia-wants-same-sex-marria
Support secular morality

...credence to the "divine right of kings."Speaking of gay rights, some justify their homophobia by claiming that being...faces so much rejection and condemnation for doing so? Gay-rights advocates are to be admired for standing up to this bigotry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-17/support-secular-morality
Defrocked Methodist minister appeals ruling

...trial last fall ? to become an outspoken advocate for gay rights at a time when his denomination is bitterly divided...declaring he would officiate if asked.His stand galvanized gay-rights activists within the church. He has written a book...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-06-20/defrocked-methodist-mini
Medicare change absurd

...procedures have been cut from coverage by Medicare, is ridiculous. This is an elective surgery.This isn't about gay rights. This is about financial responsibility that our government doesn't have. To spend huge amounts of money for surgeries...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-30/medicare-change-absurd
Thousands celebrate Augusta's gay community during Pride Weekend

...Saturday for the city's annual festival focusing on gay rights issues.James Mintz, the director of development for...City, one of the most influential events in the modern gay rights movement.Augusta native Summer Ben nett said this year's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-28/thousands-celebrate-augustas
Companies increase presence at gay pride events amid cultural shifts

...Stormy Simon, the company president. The uptick in support comes as corporations increasingly display their backing for gay rights on social media and in ad campaigns.Marriott International put pictures of well-known LGBT spokespeople wrapped around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-27/companies-increase-presenc
Scott's GOP victory sets up historic SC election

...those who traditionally choose Democratic candidates.Some black voters may align with the GOP on social issues like gay rights and abortion rights, though they may lean Democratic on welfare programs and economic issues."Partisan identification...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-11/scotts-gop-victory-sets-histo
Michaux: NFL shouldn't let a player's sexual orientation affect his draft status

...my team could support me any team can support me."It would be nice to believe that in 2014 that would be the case. Gay rights have come a long way in just the past decade as America slowly moves toward treating all fellow humans with appropriate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-08/michaux-nfl-shouldnt-let-play
WNBA marketing campaign targets LGBT audience

NEW YORK - Amid a surge of public opinion in favor of gay rights in the U.S., the WNBA is launching a campaign to market the league to the LGBT community, becoming the first pro sports league...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-05-21/wnba-marketing-campa
Sam's dream becomes reality when St. Louis drafts first openly gay player into NFL

...because of his vocal support for gay rights.In the last year, NBA veteran...now the executive director of the gay rights advocacy group "You Can Play...have to be a vocal advocate (for gay rights)," Davis said. "His visibility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-11/sams-dream-becomes-reality-wh