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Gov forces House's hand after canceled confirmation vote

...Child Welfare Act-related lawsuit. She said a constituent emailed her about the suit.Gardner said Richards' signing of the gay marriage amicus brief is not a "litmus test" and doesn't throw him out of the running for her, but is troubling."I spoke...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/gov-forces-houses-hand-after-failed-vot
State | AK legislature
Banning same-sex marriage is a step backward

...Attorney General Craig Richards to sign an amicus brief supporting a ban on same-sex marriage (AK AG Signs Brief Against Legal Gay Marriage) as reported in the April 5 edition of the Juneau Empire.This amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court states that...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-13/banning-same-sex-marriage-step-backwa
Letters
Today in sports history for Thursday, Apr. 9

...history. It's the most lopsided victory in a championship game.2014 - UMass guard Derrick Gordon becomes the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball. Gordon makes the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports. The sophomore...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-09
Sports
Will Indiana law force 2016 women's Final Four to relocate?

...associations.Although the legal language does not specifically mention gays and lesbians, critics say the law is designed to protect businesses and individuals who do not want to serve gays and lesbians, such as florists or caterers who might be hired...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-02/will-indiana-law-force-2016-womens-fin
Sports
Bring on the Music: Folk Fest begins Monday

...Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and many other well-known artists.Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, PFLAG, kicks Folk Fest off at 7 p.m. with its Juneau Pride Chorus. That night's lineup stars a run of performers from...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-01/bring-music-folk-fest-begins-monday
Art
Alaska AG signs brief against legal gay marriage

With same-sex marriage legalized in the state just months ago, Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards has signed onto an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting same-sex marriage bans.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-05/alaska-ag-signs-brief-against-legal-gay
State | AK legislature
Attorney general signs brief against legal gay marriage

With same-sex marriage legalized in the state just months ago, Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards has signed onto an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting same-sex marriage bans.The Alaska constitutional amendment case is currently stayed before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-03/attorney-general-signs-brief-against-le
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Don't be fooled by claims of a 'threat' from Russia

...headlines. Some of those might even be about Russia.Russia's been in the news a lot. There's eastern Ukraine and the Crimea, gay rights and civil crackdowns, sanctions and import bans. There's also been a lot of talk about the Arctic.In early March...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-01/empire-editorial-dont-be-fooled-claim
Opinion
Pope Francis at 2-year mark

...been emboldened by the confusion that reigned during a meeting on family issues that Francis called last year, during which gays, civil unions and a host of hot-button issues were up for debate.Cardinal Raymond Burke, removed by Francis as the Vatican's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/pope-francis-2-year-mark
Not For Web
Pope criticizes church emphasis on abortion, gays

...conference when he was asked about gay priests. "Who am I to judge...Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the...Ministry, a Catholic outreach to gays and lesbians that has been rebuked...Blessed, an advocacy group for gay and lesbian Catholics, likened...

http://juneauempire.com/nicole-winfield/2013-09-20/pope-criticizes-church-emphas

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