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Muslim envoys walk out in protest at UN gay rights debate

By AFP GENEVA: African and Arab states walked out in protest Wednesday during a UN Human Rights Council debate on gay rights, saying that they could not legitimize homosexuality. The 47-member state council was holding a session on sexual orientation-based discrimination for the first time after a historic resolution seeking equal rights for everyone was …


Pitt, Clooney, Sheen headline marriage rights play

By Sandy Cohen / AP Martin Sheen commanded the stage with his impassioned portrayal of an attorney arguing for gay-marriage rights; Jane Lynch inspired instant response as a vehement same-sex marriage opponent; Brad Pitt dazzled as a judge. It was all part of the star-studded West Coast premiere of “8,” a play about the 2010 federal …


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