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Alabama Justices: Until High Court Rules, We're in Charge

NEWS | By Jay Reeves and Bil Barrow | Mar 6
The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance during the civil rights movement.

NJ Gay Man Files Discrimination Suit After Being Fired From Red Robin

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
A man from New Jersey has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit, claiming he was fired from his general manager position at a Red Robin in West Nyack, New York, because he is gay.

Alan Cumming Launches 'The Celibacy Challenge' Against FDA

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 6
Imagine abstaining from sex for an entire year, just to donate blood. That's what the FDA says gay men will have to do. Alan Cumming introduces them to The Celibacy Challenge.

50 Years After Selma, Biden Ties Gay Rights to Civil Rights

NEWS | By Josh Lederman | Mar 6
Vice President Joe Biden says the same human rights that African Americans fought for in Selma, Alabama, are at stake for gay rights activists today.

Performerama's Eclectic Mix

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jim Provenzano | Mar 6
Marga Gomez has a new show to work on, so, she thought aloud, and to me, why not workshop once a month at SoMa's fabulous new nightclub Oasis, on a slow night? And why not invite other friends to perform?

Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies at 88

NEWS | By Jake Coyle | Mar 6
Albert Maysles, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer feature-length nonfiction movies that used lightweight, hand-held cameras to spontaneously record the lives of both the famous and the unexamined, has died. He was 88.

Fox's Kelly, Author Sandberg Agree: Do Laundry, Guys

NEWS | Mar 6
Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg agree: Chore play can work at home.

Colorado House Moves to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

NEWS | Mar 6
The Colorado House has given initial approval to barring mental health professionals from practicing gay-conversation therapy with patients under 18.

'The Fosters' Creators Defends Young Same-Sex Kiss

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
ABC Family's show "The Fosters" made headlines (and history) this week when two 13-year-old characters had a same-sex kiss. But some people are taking issue, which has led to the show's creators defending the scene.

Texas Hosts STAPLE! Indie Media Expo for Women

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 6
On March 7-8 in Austin, Texas, women come together for the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo, a tastefully presented two-day convention featuring the best of independently produced comics, zines, art, crafts, games and more.

Artists to March on Mass. State House

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 6
On March 25, before the House and Senate release their respective budgets, MASSCreative will bring together the broad arts and cultural community for Arts Matter Advocacy Day. The public is encouraged to join.

Facebook, Apple & Other Mega Companies File Gay Marriage Brief

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
Nearly 380 companies, including Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, have filed a friend-of-the-court-brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to overturn a lower court ruling that bans same-sex marriage.

Okla. Republican: Gays 'Don't Have Right to Be Served in Every Single Store'

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 6
While slick politicians try to find ways to spin "license to discriminate laws" that hide behind the guise of "religious protection," a GOP lawmaker from Oklahoma is flat out saying that gays "don't have a right to be served in every single store."

On Int'l Women's Day, Women Farmers Key to Fighting Hunger

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 6
Marking International Women's Day 2015, leaders from the United Nations' three Rome-based food agencies gathered to remind the world that women farmers play a central role in achieving food and nutrition security.

Pat Robertson Tells Viewer to Blow Off Her Gay Kid's Wedding

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 6
Pat Robertson told a viewer Thursday that their gay child was splitting up their marriage and they shouldn't attend their upcoming wedding.


News

Bach: IOC Doesn't Always Agree With Host Country Politics

The International Olympic Committee does not necessarily condone the political or legal systems in countries that it selects to host the games, IOC President Thomas Bach said.


Business

Fed Survey Finds US Economy Growing at Moderate Pace

LEGAL | By Martin Crutsinger | Mar 6
The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported.


Technology

World Health Warning: You're Eating Too Much Sugar

SCIENCE | By Maria Cheng | Mar 6
New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day.


Finance

Rubio-Lee Tax Plan Rewards Investors, Parents, Businesses

SAVING | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Mar 5
With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.


Cars

Volkswagen CEO Stands by Cautious Outlook

AUTO NEWS | By David McHugh | Mar 5
The CEO of Volkswagen AG is staying with his cautious outlook for this year, saying it's a "balanced statement" based on growth in the U.S., Europe and China versus trouble spots such as Russia and Brazil.


Style

Lights, Camera, Blossom! Disney Films Inspire Floral Fantasy

HOME | By Kathy Matheson | Mar 6
Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday with the theme "Celebrate the Movies."


Health/Fitness

HUD Partners With True Colors to Prevent LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

HEALTH | By EDGE | Mar 5
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the True Colors Fund are excited to announce the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative.


Travel

Malaysia Toursim Thrives Despite Airline Tragedies

By Eileen NG | Mar 6
Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.


Nightlife

On the Tab :: Mar. 5 - 12

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Mar 5
Where in the Bay Area can you go that hasn't been taken over by hipsters, Instagramed to the world, listicled and thereafter ruined? We'll tell you.