- Northern Ireland bakery owners to appeal 'gay cake' verdict Updated: May-28-15 1:47 pm
LONDON - The owners of a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting gay marriage said Thursday they would appeal their conviction for discrimination.
- House committee kills Ala. bill banning LGBT discrimination Updated: May-27-15 9:11 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama House committee on Wednesday canceled a vote on a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
- House committee kills Ala. bill banning LGBT discrimination Updated: May-27-15 8:59 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama House committee has killed a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity' Updated: May-27-15 8:29 am
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a "defeat for humanity," evidence of the soul-searching going on in Catholic circles after the predominantly Roman Catholic country overwhelmingly rejected traditional church teaching on marriage.
- New noise ordinance at beach over holiday suffers backlash Updated: May-27-15 7:04 am
REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware - The first big test of a new noise ordinance in Rehoboth Beach over the Memorial Day holiday weekend had some unexpected blowback for city officials.
- House scraps shielding agencies that bar gay adoptions Updated: May-26-15 11:35 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House has scrapped - at least for the time being - a measure that would have allowed some child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children through them.
- Burke: Michael Sam signing with CFL historic moment Updated: May-26-15 7:25 pm
CALGARY, Alberta - Brian Burke believes the Montreal Alouettes signing of Michael Sam is a tipping point in professional sports.
- California Assembly advances bills reacting to anti-gay plan Updated: May-26-15 6:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation making it harder for citizens to propose extreme ballot initiatives following the outrage over a measure advocating the slayings of gay and lesbian people.
- Michael Sam: Focused on football, not making history in CFL Updated: May-26-15 1:28 pm
- Indianapolis mayor to be grand marshal of Pride parade Updated: May-26-15 4:02 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The mayor of Indianapolis who backed the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community amid the uproar over Indiana's religious objections law has been named grand marshal of a parade celebrating the group.
- What does Ireland vote say about US debate on gay marriage? Updated: May-25-15 6:14 pm
NEW YORK - Ireland's national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on whether to legalize gay marriage throughout the United States. A look at some of the parallels and contrasts in the two countries' situations:
- Ireland's first gay marriage possible by July, minister says Updated: May-25-15 1:35 pm
DUBLIN - Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage.
- Couple who became face of Utah gay marriage are wed Updated: May-25-15 1:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The young couple that became the face of gay marriage in Utah wed in downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday in front of about 1,000 people.
- Panhandle welcomes thousands of LGBT holiday tourists Updated: May-25-15 3:04 am
PENSACOLA, Florida - Thousands of LGBT tourists are spending their Memorial Day weekend on Florida Panhandle beaches.
- Analysis: Bill rejection gives Jindal a campaign opportunity Updated: May-24-15 5:14 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - By voting down a proposal to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage, lawmakers thought they had put the divisive issue to bed and ended one of the major controversies of the legislative session.
- 'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide Updated: May-23-15 6:25 pm
DUBLIN - Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."
- Timeline of landmarks in Ireland's changing attitude to gays Updated: May-23-15 12:36 pm
DUBLIN - Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times. Saturday's referendum result to legalize gay marriage represents a stunning triumph for gay rights activists following decades of struggle to gain greater rights and respect.
- Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam Updated: May-22-15 3:27 pm
MONTREAL - Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada.
- Miss'd America drag pageant moving to Borgata Updated: May-22-15 11:37 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A drag spoof of the Miss America competition will be held this fall at Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
- Judge: Gay couples across Alabama have right to marry Updated: May-21-15 10:13 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A federal judge on Thursday ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S Supreme Court weighs in on same-sex marriage this summer.
- Judge: Gay couples across Alabama have right to marry Updated: May-21-15 7:52 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala - A federal judge has ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling on same-sex marriage.
- Texas House OKs letting clergy refuse to marry gay couples Updated: May-21-15 5:54 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House voted Thursday to let clergy members refuse to perform marriages that violate their religious beliefs - further shielding the nation's largest conservative state from a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to wed.
- New Orleans Mayor blasts Jindal with counter executive order Updated: May-21-15 5:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu responded to Gov. Bobby Jindal's controversial religious objections executive order by issuing an order of his own.
- Critics bash Louisiana governor on 'religious freedom' order Updated: May-21-15 5:28 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - "Arrogant" and "cynical" - that's what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social issue of illegal immigration.
- Marsh: Religious freedom bills targeting gays likely dead Updated: May-21-15 1:46 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate says he believes religious freedom bills that target gays and lesbians are likely dead for the session.