- Only 40 gay couples apply to be married in SD in first month Updated: Jul-28-15 5:19 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Forty gay couples in South Dakota applied to be married during the first month following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized such unions across the country, according to data provided by the state Department of Health.
- Gay accuser questions Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues Updated: Jul-28-15 2:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A lawyer for Bill Cosby's first accuser on Tuesday questioned his self-described ability to "read" people's sexual cues given that her client is gay.
- Kansas reviewing foster care policies; advocates uneasy Updated: Jul-28-15 1:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas officials are reviewing foster care policies, sparking concerns among some advocates that the state will stop placing abused and neglected children with gay couples, even after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.
- Gay Catholic teacher says firing felt 'like a death' Updated: Jul-28-15 9:38 am
MERION, Pennsylvania - A suburban Philadelphia Catholic educator says being fired over her same-sex marriage felt like a death inside.
- Gay marriage fight could cost taxpayers nearly $2 million Updated: Jul-25-15 8:00 pm
DETROIT - Lawyers who won a historic legal battle to strike down Michigan's ban on gay marriage are seeking nearly $2 million from the state.
- Indianapolis archdiocese eliminating marriage annulment fee Updated: Jul-24-15 3:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis is eliminating fees for marriage annulments, a step that follows comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Catholics to remarry.
- Justice: Court voted on narrow part of gay marriage case Updated: Jul-23-15 6:08 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Supreme Court voted on a narrow part of the state's case over gay marriage last month but only planned on issuing that decision if the nation's highest court didn't legalize same-sex marriage, a justice said Thursday.
- Suit: County worker fired for objecting to gay marriage Updated: Jul-23-15 6:05 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A former deputy clerk from southern Indiana says in a federal lawsuit she was fired for refusing to process a same-sex couple's marriage application.
- Suit says inmates can't marry, prison says they've had 6 wed Updated: Jul-23-15 3:56 pm
LUZERNE, Pennsylvania - A state prison where the American Civil Liberties Union and another advocacy group said inmates have been illegally denied marriage licenses has had six inmates get married since September, the prison's spokeswoman said.
- Randolph County to issue same-sex marriage licenses Updated: Jul-23-15 1:55 pm
POCAHONTAS, Arkansas - The Randolph County clerk says she'll issue same-sex marriage licenses after saying before that she was unsure if she would due to conflicts with her religion.
- Utah LGBT leader says more help needed for transgender Updated: Jul-23-15 1:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The new leader of one of Utah's most important LGBT organizations marvels at the rapid progress made on gay and lesbian issues, but says the growing transgender community still faces harsh discrimination.
- Cleveland abolishes family benefits for unmarried couples Updated: Jul-23-15 12:47 pm
CLEVELAND - City employees with domestic partners are now expected to marry if they want to continue receiving benefits, officials said.
- Minimum marriage age in Spain raised from 14 to 16 Updated: Jul-23-15 4:46 am
MADRID - Spain has raised the minimum age for marriage from 14 to 16 to boost protection of minors and bring the country in line with its European Union neighbors.
- 2 more Alabama counties to issue wedding licenses Updated: Jul-22-15 7:37 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - At least nine Alabama counties are refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couples, gay or heterosexual, nearly a month after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, according to a survey by The Associated Press on Wednesday.
- 9 Alabama counties still not issuing gay marriage licenses Updated: Jul-22-15 5:08 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - At least nine Alabama counties are refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couples, gay or heterosexual, nearly a month after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.
- Vandals spray-paint doors of pro-LGBT church in Georgia Updated: Jul-22-15 2:27 pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia - Vandals spray-painted a Bible passage that condemns homosexual sex on a church whose pastor and his partner were among the first gay couples to receive a marriage license in Richmond County.
- Getting married in Las Vegas just got more expensive Updated: Jul-21-15 8:54 pm
LAS VEGAS - Getting hitched in Las Vegas? Be prepared to say "I do" to paying more for a marriage license.
- Equipment operator pleads in building collapse, 6 deaths Updated: Jul-21-15 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A heavy equipment operator charged in a building collapse that killed six people and injured 12 during a demolition project in downtown Philadelphia pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter and other charges.
- Kansas seeks dismissal of ACLU lawsuit on gay marriage Updated: Jul-21-15 2:14 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The state is facing a Tuesday deadline to respond to a civil rights group's demand that Kansas' gay marriage ban be ruled unconstitutional - and not simply dismissed as moot - in light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month that legalized same-sex unions nationwide.
- Va. faith-based school drops same-sex marriage hiring ban Updated: Jul-21-15 12:24 pm
HARRISONBURG, Virginia - Eastern Mennonite University says it will no longer discriminate against job prospects who are in same-sex marriages.
- Ohioan again seeks same-sex divorce; 1st request was undone Updated: Jul-21-15 10:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A woman whose request for a same-sex divorce in Ohio was mistakenly granted and then denied by a judge is seeking a redo months later, after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling on gay marriage.
- Plaintiff in Supreme Court gay marriage ruling has book deal Updated: Jul-20-15 8:52 pm
NEW YORK - The lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case that made gay marriage a nationwide right has a book deal.
- California Supreme Court weighs in on marriage separation Updated: Jul-20-15 7:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California couples thinking about ending their marriage got guidance Monday from the state Supreme Court: They must live in different homes to qualify as legally separated and keep some of their income from their spouse during any divorce proceedings.
- Court hears dismissal arguments in Idaho wedding chapel case Updated: Jul-20-15 6:55 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A Christian advocacy group is arguing that a federal judge should not dismiss their lawsuit against a northern Idaho city, challenging that the city's anti-discrimination ordinance violates the wedding chapel owners' religious rights.
- Rep. Jolly running for Senate; ex-Gov. Crist eyes his seat Updated: Jul-20-15 6:31 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Florida Congressman David Jolly announced Monday that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio, who is running for president, and former Gov. Charlie Crist said he's eyeing Jolly's seat.