gay rights

(The Boys Scouts' chapter headquarters, at 22nd and Winter Streets in Philadelphia, was at the center of a civil rights tug-of-war between the Scouts and the city.  File photo)

Judge Orders City of Phila. To Repay $877,000 in Legal Fees to Boy Scouts

The City of Philadelphia has been ordered to pay hefty legal fees to the local Boy Scouts chapter, which was involved in a federal trial over the national Boy Scouts’ controversial policy of banning gays.

03/21/2012

(Pres. Obama shakes hands with gay rights activist Frank Kameny on June 17th  after signing a memorandum on federal benefits and non-discrimination.  Credit:  Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Frank Kameny Dead at 86

The man credited as being this country’s first gay rights activist, and who made Philadelphia a base for his fight, has died.

10/12/2011

(credit: Lauren Barkume/Getty Images)

Councilwoman Proposes Same-Sex Benefits Bill

Companies that get big contracts with the city of Philadelphia could soon have to offer health benefits to same-sex partners of their workers.

02/03/2011

Boy Scouts

Philly, Boy Scouts End Gay-Rights Battle Over HQ

A Boy Scouts chapter that won the right to ban gays from its city-owned headquarters at a federal trial in Philadelphia said it has negotiated a deal to end the decade-long dispute with city officials.

11/17/2010

(Wednesday's flag-raising ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall.)

Philadelphia Honors LGBT History Month With A Rainbow Flag

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor Nutter joined members of the city’s gay and lesbian community in a flag raising on Wednesday: a rainbow flag, now flying at City Hall in honor of LGBT History Month. The […]

10/06/2010

Doylestown Council Takes Step To Protect Gay Rights

The Doylestown Borough council has passed an ordinance that protects the rights of the borough’s gay and lesbian citizens.

08/16/2010

Boy Scouts Win Case Against City

KYW Newsradio Team Coverage KYW’s Steve Tawa reports the local chapter of the Boy Scouts has prevailed in its federal case against the city of Philadelphia.  The city cannot evict the Boy Scouts from their […]

06/23/2010

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