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Stories with subject: Gays and lesbians
  • Republican activists push party on gay marriage 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:07 am
  • LAS VEGAS - As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.

  • Federal judge to hear Oregon gay marriage case 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:47 am
  • SALEM, Oregon - A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to defend the measure.

  • Lawmaker pulls gay rights anti-discrimination bill 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:35 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.

  • Lawsuit challenging Ga. gay marriage ban filed 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:37 pm
  • ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

  • Ruling sought in Arizona same-sex marriage case 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:44 pm
  • PHOENIX - Gay and lesbian couples challenging Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal court for a pretrial ruling in their favor.

  • Saginaw postpones anti-discrimination measure vote 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:04 pm
  • SAGINAW, Michigan - City Council in Saginaw has indefinitely postponed consideration of a proposed ordinance to guarantee city residents and visitors equal treatment in employment and public accommodations, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • Corbett seeks quicker ruling in gay marriage case 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:05 pm
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Corbett is now asking a federal judge to decide a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage without a trial.

  • Report: Legal gay marriage could boost Va. economy 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:46 am
  • NORFOLK, Virginia - Legalizing gay marriage in Virginia could create hundreds of jobs and generate up to $60 million in spending over three years as same-sex couples spend thousands on their nuptials and out-of-town guests come to celebrate with them, according to a study by a UCLA think tank.

  • New Ohio gay marriage amendment moves forward 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:49 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Supporters of the latest version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning Ohio's gay marriage ban can now gather signatures to get the measure on the ballot.

  • Johns Hopkins U. to honor 7 with honorary degrees 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:40 am
  • BALTIMORE - Two women involved in a case about gay marriage that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month.

  • New judge takes seat in federal court in Eugene 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:52 am
  • EUGENE, Oregon - Oregon's newest federal judge was officially installed in a ceremony Monday at the Courthouse in Eugene.

  • Man seeks green card after American husband dies 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:40 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - An Australian man widowed by his American husband of more than three decades made a renewed pitch Monday for a green card after the Obama administration eased policies on gay marriage.

  • Group says it will defend Oregon gay-marriage ban 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:34 pm
  • SALEM, Oregon - A national group opposed to same-sex marriage says it will seek to defend Oregon's gay-marriage ban from challenges in federal court.

  • 12 states ban sodomy a decade after court ruling 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:52 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional.

  • Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:37 pm
  • SEATTLE - The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership.

  • Judge: Indiana hasn't given valid reason for ban 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:19 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge has said that attorneys defending Indiana's gay marriage ban haven't given a valid reason why the state should not recognize the out-of-state marriage of a lesbian couple, one of whom has a terminal illness.

  • Same-sex lawsuit couple to attend Easter Egg Roll 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:20 am
  • ORLANDO, Florida - One of the couples involved in a lawsuit that is challenging Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, is attending the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

  • LDS leader: Protections on religious freedom erode 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:35 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - A high-ranking Mormon leader said he believes protections for religious freedom of speech are eroding.

  • Ill. GOP officials who wanted Brady out replaced 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:52 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions.

  • Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:28 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

  • Cook County issues 1,000th gay marriage license 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:46 pm
  • CHICAGO - Cook County has issued its 1,000th marriage license to a same-sex couple.

  • Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:05 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

  • Teacher Fietek launches Minn. House campaign 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:34 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A teacher who spoke out for gay students during a bullying debate in the state's largest school district says he's running for a state House seat.

  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:19 am
  • DENVER - A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

  • USC Upstate students protest state funding cuts 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:50 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Attempts by state legislators to cut university funding over plays and books which they believe promote homosexuality are causing a backlash on South Carolina campuses.