Gay rights takes center stage at Davos

Gay rights takes center stage at Davos

For the first time, LGBT rights are on the official agenda at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. Some participants explain what it means to them.

In 2011, when Beth Brooke-Marciniak came out to her coworkers at Ernst & Young, she says she initially became withdrawn at work. After years of hiding her private life in the office, the global vice chair at EY said she struggled to figure out how to be gay and a business leader at the same time. Read more »

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Out and abroad: businesses have a responsibility to support gay staff

Out and abroad: businesses have a responsibility to support gay staff

It may be more than a decade since anti-discrimination legislation was introduced in the UK to protect lesbian, gay and bisexual people at work, but the picture for LGB workers worldwide remains bleak. Just a quarter of countries offer similar employment protections and homosexual acts remain illegal in 77 countries and may be punishable by death in 10. With many businesses expanding into lucrative emerging economies where gay rights are still stifled, how can corporations help improve equality in less tolerant societies by creating inclusive workplaces around the world? Read more »

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Location

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
320 N. Third Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Love is in the Air with a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dining Experience  

Enjoy a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner in District American Kitchen and Wine Bar along with the ultimate, romantic overnight stay at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Celebrating couples can create sweet memories as they indulge in a night of decadent culinary experiences and romance, while in the heart downtown Phoenix.

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Location

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
320 N. Third Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

As the “Big Game” approaches, the chefs at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar are making their own play to get into the game. Beginning Thursday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Jan. 31, the restaurant will host its own Patio Tailgate Party. Just steps away from Super Bowl Central, District’s Patio Tailgate Party will feature food and drink specials, live entertainment and televisions to keep up on all the sports action. Read more »

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Denver's Azucar Bakery Under Investigation For Allegedly Refusing To Bake Anti-Gay Cake

Denver's Azucar Bakery Under Investigation For Allegedly Refusing To Bake Anti-Gay Cake

The owner of a Colorado-based bakery is facing a religious discrimination complaint after she refused to bake a cake decorated with anti-gay images and phrases.

Marjorie Silva, who owns Denver's Azucar Bakery, tells USA Today she was approached in March 2014 by a customer named Bill Jack, who requested several Bible-shaped cakes with phrases like "God hates gays" written in icing. In addition, Jack wanted an image of two men holding hands with an "X" on top of at least one of the cakes, according to the report.

"We never refuse service," Silva told My Fox Houston. "We did feel that it was not right for us to write hateful words or pictures against human beings." Read more »

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Location

Province
333 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 429-3600

PROVINCE CELEBRATES THE BIG GAME WITH DINING SPECIALS ON ITS PATIO
 
PHOENIX – (Jan. 20, 2015) – Province restaurant at The Westin Phoenix Downtown will celebrate the arrival of the “Big Game” with a full weekend of food and drink specials. Beginning Friday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb.1, events will be hosted on the restaurant’s patio taking advantage of the Valley’s spectacular weather and the excitement generated from Super Bowl Central.
 
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, 12 – 6 p.m.
Patio Taco Bar and Beer Tub $16
As part of the taco special receive three handmade tacos with a bottled beer
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Civilities: A gay college senior asks about coming out on a résumé

Civilities: A gay college senior asks about coming out on a résumé

Dear Civilities: I’m a gay college senior who is comfortably out on campus. Now that I’m looking for a job, I’m wondering whether I should mention it on my résumé, allude to it in a cover letter or bring it up in an interview. I don’t want to closet myself again, or lead a double life, but I’m also afraid that being too out could hurt my chances in the job market. What do you recommend? If I should come out, how do I do that without showing up in a “Love = Love” T-shirt? — Name withheld, Durham, N.C. Read more »

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Taking Up Gay Marriage, but on Its Own Terms

Taking Up Gay Marriage, but on Its Own Terms

The first page of a petition seeking Supreme Court review is the most important. It sets out the “question presented,” the one the court will answer if it takes the case.

The justices do not ordinarily tinker with the wording of those questions. But on Friday something unusual happened: In agreeing to hear four same-sex marriage cases, the court framed for itself the issues it would address.

Lawyers and scholars scrutinized the court’s order with the anxious intensity of hypochondriacs attending their symptoms. Some saw an attempt by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to elicit a ruling that would stop short of establishing a nationwide constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Read more »

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