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“My lingerie is for people who break the rules, who have character and who assert themselves as individuals,” says designer Virginie Rouffignac. And she’s right. Her saucy collections of limited edition lingerie embody her ideas of gender politics, creative expression, and social provocation. Sexy, …

Forget Marriage Equality; Israeli Gays Want Surrogacy Rights

Why having babies is the key to acceptance in a country waging a demographic war.<p>A refugee lawyer, a transgender specialist, and six other people sit in a circle in an empty classroom on the second floor of Tel Aviv's Gay Center. They are here for the inauguration of Israel's first-ever LGBT legal …

Doctors turn to big data for help with cancer care

The ability to query vast swaths of data is transforming government and industry, and now doctors are beginning to apply the same ideas to cancer treatment. Today, the American Society of Clinical Oncologists is announcing that it’s completed work on a prototype for a "learning health system" …

Nancy Pelosi Dings DOMA Defender Paul Clement: 'What A Stale Role To Play In Life'

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that she's "very optimistic" the Supreme Court will strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, adding that she doesn't envy Paul Clement, the attorney defending the federal ban on gay marriage.<p>"What a stale role to play in …

Lesbian widow behind DOMA challenge: 'I think it's gonna be good'

As gay-marriage supporters and opponents and media pundits parsed the syntax of Supreme Court justices after two days of hearings, the elderly woman who brought one of the historic cases went with her gut.<p>"I think it was great," said Edie Windsor, 83, the lesbian widow who challenged the federal …

Chaos Looms if the Court Strikes Down DOMA and Punts on Prop 8

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Making predictions of Supreme Court rulings based on oral arguments is a notoriously unreliable …

Avatar activism: are social media avatars effective in showing support?

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest gay rights organization in the United States, has been encouraging supporters to switch their Facebook and …

In the Future, People Will Wonder What the Fuss Was All About

While the U.S. Supreme Court may hold the line on most of the country, while likely allowing the invalidation of California's Proposition 8 anti-gay marriage initiative, it is clear that the right to same-sex marriage will be part of America's future.<p>In the future, I'm sure people will wonder what …

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Defense Of Marriage Act Supreme Court: Meet Plaintiff Edith Windsor (VIDEO)

The Supreme Court heard two cases this week on gay marriage. On Tuesday, lawyers on both sides of Hollingsworth v. Perry debated the legality of Proposition 8, California's controversial gay marriage ban. On Wednesday, the court heard arguments in United States v. Windsor, which addressed the …

Supreme Court tackles federal Defense of Marriage Act

An 83-year-old former IBM programmer is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a law that cost her more than a quarter of a million dollars and deprived her, and thousands of other gay couples, of federal marriage benefits.<p>At issue is the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, passed by …

Massive Energy Skyscraper Proposed On U.S.-Mexico Border

Note: An update to this story is available here.<p>A Maryland energy company is planning to deliver 500 megawatts of power to the electrical grid from a giant hollow tower on the Arizona-Mexico border that would be the second-tallest structure ever built.<p>Known as a downdraft tower, the project by …

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Plaintiff's Lawyers Views on Gay Marriage Case

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Audio Excerpts of High Court Gay Marriage Case

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Gay Marriage, Round 2: Majority of Supreme Court Skeptical of DOMA

A majority of the Supreme Court's justices expressed skepticism today about the federal law defining marriage as between one man and one …