- Virginia Supreme Court recognizes gay couples in divorce law Updated: May-04-16 4:08 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that a person doesn't need to pay alimony to a former spouse if the payee is in a new relationship with a member of the same sex.
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- LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law Updated: May-01-16 9:14 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.
- Oregon bakery owners file appeal in gay wedding cake case Updated: Apr-28-16 9:28 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple are arguing that a state ruling ordering them to pay $135,000 in damages violates state and federal laws.
- Kansas lawmakers reject audit for same-sex discrimination Updated: Apr-26-16 5:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers have again refused to audit the Department of Children and Families to determine if the agency discriminates against same-sex couples in adoption or foster care cases.
- Gay couple wins custody battle against Thai surrogate mother Updated: Apr-26-16 6:19 am
BANGKOK - A same-sex American-Spanish couple won a high-profile custody battle Tuesday against a surrogate mother in Thailand who gave birth to their child but then decided she wanted to keep the baby when she found out they were gay.
- Murder-suicide suspected in deaths of Ramsey couple Updated: Apr-25-16 6:33 pm
RAMSEY, Minnesota - Authorities believe the deaths of a married couple in Ramsey were a murder-suicide.
- Ohio couple weds at starting line, then runs half-marathon Updated: Apr-25-16 7:52 am
CANTON, Ohio - This year's Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon in Ohio will be a race to remember for one couple who married at the starting line before running the event's half-marathon.
- Arizona triple homicide victims were from Washington state Updated: Apr-22-16 5:24 pm
PHOENIX - Three homicide victims found dead in trailers on a desert property in western Arizona were identified Friday as Washington state residents, including a married couple about to return home.
- Lawsuit: Former student ousted over gay couple counseling Updated: Apr-22-16 3:00 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A former Missouri State University graduate student says in a federal lawsuit that the school kicked him out of a master's program three years after he said counseling gay couples violated his religious beliefs.
- Bill would take Alabama out of marriage license business Updated: Apr-20-16 6:46 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama House committee has approved a bill that would replace state-signed marriage licenses with contracts in a bid to free probate judges from signing licenses for gay couples.
- The Latest: 2 wanted in disappearance charged with murder Updated: Apr-19-16 6:52 pm
SEATTLE - The Latest on the disappearance and presumed slayings of a Washington state couple (all times local):
- Arkansas asks court to overturn birth certificate ruling Updated: Apr-15-16 7:30 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas attorney general's office asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a lower court decision that was poised to clear the way for married same-sex couples to get the name of both spouses on their children's birth certificate without a court order.
- Texas Supreme Court lets court-ordered gay marriage stand Updated: Apr-15-16 11:39 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Supreme Court has dismissed the state's effort to overturn an Austin lesbian couple's marriage that came months before same-sex weddings were legalized nationwide.
- Sean Penn's 'The Last Face' competing at Cannes festival Updated: Apr-14-16 12:23 pm
PARIS - Sean Penn's "The Last Face" about aid workers in Africa will compete at the Cannes Film Festival this year - along with movies about interracial marriage in 1950s America, illness and poverty in working class Britain and cannibal fashion models in Los Angeles.
- Committee votes to let child care providers deny services Updated: Apr-13-16 7:30 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Private adoption agencies in Alabama could turn away gay couples on religious grounds under a bill passed by a House Committee Wednesday.
- Despite court ruling, China gay rights movement makes gains Updated: Apr-13-16 12:39 pm
CHANGSHA, China - For years, Chen Tiantian could only read about the gay rights movement in faraway places. She knew that there were activists in Beijing and a vibrant community in Shanghai, and that in San Francisco, a distant mecca, gay pride parades took up entire streets.
- Mississippi church a window into national gay rights debate Updated: Apr-12-16 7:48 am
BRANDON, Mississippi - On many Sundays, conservative Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant can be found in the sanctuary at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, almost always in his trademark suit and boots, often among those helping pass the offering plates.
- Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state's new law Updated: Apr-11-16 1:33 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples.
- Lesbian spouses challenge Indiana birth certificate law Updated: Apr-08-16 4:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - An attorney for eight married lesbian couples argued Friday that the state of Indiana is discriminating against them by not allowing both women to be listed on their children's birth certificates, echoing a dispute that has led to similar lawsuits in several other states.
- US appeals court upholds gay marriage in Puerto Rico Updated: Apr-08-16 8:03 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A U.S. appeals court has ruled that Puerto Rico can't prohibit gay marriage.
- Colombia high court paves way for gay marriage rights Updated: Apr-07-16 8:49 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's highest court is paving the way for same-sex couples to marry in the conservative Roman Catholic nation.
- GOP's social, fiscal conservatives at odds over gay rights Updated: Apr-06-16 6:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republican lawmakers upset about the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage have advanced measures in about a dozen states this year that could strengthen protections for those who refuse on religious grounds to provide services to same-sex couples.
- US Supreme Court ruling on Virginia marriage law honored Updated: Apr-06-16 3:35 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - A landmark Supreme Court decision on interracial marriage is being recognized by Virginia with a historical marker.
- Washington governor bans state travel to Mississippi Updated: Apr-05-16 9:26 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has joined the Seattle mayor in banning official travel to Mississippi due to the state's new law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on beliefs.