January 3rd, 2014
08:21 PM ET

Fmr. Vikings punter claims he was fired for gay rights stance

Former Vikings punter Chris Klume says he was cut from the Vikings because of his support for gay rights.

"It's my belief, based on everything that happened over the course of 2013, that I was fired by Mike Preefer, a bigot who didn't agree with the cause I was working for." – Fmr. Vikings punter Chris Kluwe written in Deadspin essay.

Preefer, the special teams coordinator of the Vikings, denies the allegations, saying he does "not tolerate discrimination of any type." The Viking are now conducting an independent investigation into the matter.

But this is not the first time the NFL has faced tough questions about its tolerance towards gays.

The Inside Story of How the NFL's Plan for Its 1st Openly Gay Player Fell Apart

OutFront: Esera Tuaolo is a former football player who came out after retirement.

Filed under: Gay Marriage • Sports
December 19th, 2013
09:07 PM ET

'Duck Dynasty' fans outraged over Phil Robertson suspension for gay remarks

A national conversation has started after a popular 'Duck Dynasty' star was suspended by A&E for controversial comments about sexuality, religion and race.

Supporters of Phil Robertson have come out swinging.

They claim the self-proclaimed redneck is being unfairly targeted for speaking publicly about a divisive issue that a large percentage of the population still agrees with.

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas weighed in on TV reality star's forced leave from the series.

Palin, Cruz, Jindal: 'Duck Dynasty' star suspended over intolerance of politically correct

Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, also defended Robertson in a post to his Facebook page titled: "Free Speech Matters"

"The reason that so many Americans love Duck Dynasty is because it represents the America usually ignored or mocked by liberal elites: a family that loves and cares for each other, believes in God, and speaks openly about their faith," Cruz said.

Does their argument add up?

CNN's Tom Foreman has more OutFront.

Filed under: Celebrity • Gay Marriage • LGBT • News • Religion • Same-sex marriage • Sex • Social Issues • Television
November 18th, 2013
09:58 PM ET

Cheney family feud

The daughters of former Vice President Dick Cheney are again publicly clashing over the issue of gay marriage.

Liz Cheney is running for a Senate seat in conservative Wyoming. Her younger sister Mary is married to a woman.

The sisters' latest spat on the issue began this weekend.

Liz Cheney appeared on "Fox News Sunday" saying, "I love Mary very much. I love her family very much. This is just an issue in which we disagree."

Mary Cheney responded on Facebook writing "Liz – this isn't just an issue on which we disagree – you're just wrong – and on the wrong side of history."

But is this an embarrassing public airing of dirty laundry or a calculated political move?

Outfront tonight: CNN Political Contributor Ana Navarro and CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger.

Filed under: Gay Marriage • News • Politics
July 30th, 2013
08:50 PM ET

Woman wants to be excused from testifying at wife's murder trial

A hearing in a landmark case about whether a lesbian will be forced to testify against her wife in an upcoming murder trial.

The stakes are incredibly high as the judge debates whether the women should be entitled to the same right given other married couples.

John Zarrella is OutFront with new developments in the story.

Filed under: Gay Marriage • Justice • News
July 29th, 2013
08:27 PM ET

Woman refuses to testify against her wife citing spousal privilege

A hearing in a landmark case that we've been following here on OutFront - whether same-sex partners can refuse to testify against each other.

It's a right given to every married couple.

But in Kentucky, one woman is being forced to testify against her wife in an upcoming murder trial, because their marriage is not recognized by the state.

John Zarrella is OutFront with why this legal test could mean the difference between life and death row.

Filed under: Gay Marriage • Justice
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