gay rights

FILE - In this Saturday, May 20, 2017 file photo, a child holds a sign that reads "No to homosexual marriages and adoptions" during a counter march before of a gay pride parade in Bucharest, Romania. Religious protesters in Romania have disrupted the screening of two movies in Bucharest in Feb. 2018, saying they violate traditional values. The recent protests illustrate divided views about homosexuality, a provocative and difficult topic in the European Union member. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)
February 19, 2018 - 10:02 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Religious protesters in Romania have disrupted the screenings of two movies featuring gay themes, saying they violate traditional values. In response, a new screening of the Cannes award-winning movie "120 Beats Per Minute" is going to be held Tuesday in Bucharest. The...
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Adam Rippon of the United States reacts after his performance in the men's single skating free skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 7:08 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — He's 28, which is awfully old for a figure skater in the Olympics. That might have been the storyline on Adam Rippon at this Olympics, and it's not a bad hook. The last time a figure skater so old made his Olympic debut was 1936, when NBC was just a radio network and...
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A member of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school performs on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 12, 2018 - 10:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's top samba schools danced and sang hard Monday as millions of other Brazilians did the same during nationwide Carnival celebrations that ridiculed local and world leaders, called for tolerance and pushed the boundaries of just about everything. Instead of the...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:33 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor is urging the state's highest court to rule in favor of a company whose owner refused to print T-shirts for a gay rights festival because of his Christian beliefs. Attorneys for Gov. Matt Bevin have asked to file a brief with the Kentucky Supreme...
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February 12, 2018 - 8:20 am
MIAMI (AP) — A gay schoolteacher has been fired by a Miami Catholic school after marrying her same-sex partner in an apparent violation of church rules, church officials said. Archdiocese of Miami officials confirmed to the Miami Herald that first-grade teacher Jocelyn Morffi lost her job at Saints...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2018, file photo, Adam Rippon performs during the men's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. Rippon remains open to speaking with Mike Pence over the vice president’s conservative stance on gay rights after the Pyeongchang Olympics. The openly gay Rippon criticized the White House last month for choosing Pence to lead the official U.S. delegation for the Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, opening ceremony. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 08, 2018 - 3:43 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon doesn't want his monthlong dispute with Mike Pence over the vice president's record on gay rights to overshadow his long-awaited Olympic performance. Or those of the rest of the American team. One of two openly gay U.S. athletes at the Pyeongchang Games,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018 file photo, presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado with National Restoration Party gives his victory speech after general elections in San Jose, Costa Rica. Alvarado, the surprise winner of Sunday’s vote is a 43-year-old journalist and Christian singer whose songs can be found on Spotify. On April 1 he will face off against governing party candidate Carlos Alvarado, no relation. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
February 08, 2018 - 9:21 am
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Religious and social conservatives in Costa Rica have found a lot to object to from President Luis Guillermo Solis' government. A decision to allow in-vitro fertilization. A plan to recognize civil unions for same-sex couples. The publication of sex education guides by...
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U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein pauses during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Zeid said "strains of intolerance" once thought alien to Indonesia are making inroads in the world's most populous Muslim nation and warned the government against criminalizing its LGBT citizens. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 07, 2018 - 1:31 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says "strains of intolerance" once thought foreign to Indonesia are making inroads in the world's most populous Muslim nation and warned the government against criminalizing its LGBT citizens. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Wednesday that "extremist...
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FILE-In this Sunday, May 19, 2013 file photo, a vehicle passes the front of the Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla. Publix announced a change Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 in a reply on Twitter to Florida state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith. The Orlando-area Democrat had met with Publix officials Monday to discuss their refusal to cover Truvada for PrEP. The 6-year-old drug is more than 95 percent effective in preventing the contraction of human immunodeficiency virus, which can cause AIDS.(AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz, File)
February 06, 2018 - 2:16 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeast's largest supermarket chain announced Tuesday that it is changing its employee prescription plan to cover a drug that helps prevent HIV infections, remedying an omission that doctors and gay rights groups said was highly unusual. Publix announced its...
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Supporters of presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado, with National Restoration party, rally outside a polling station during general elections in San Jose, Costa Rica, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Costa Ricans voted Sunday in a presidential race shaken by an international court ruling saying the country should let same-sex couples get married. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
February 05, 2018 - 2:49 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Two candidates with the same last name and opposing stances on gay marriage, an issue that came to dominate Costa Rica's presidential campaign, led election returns and appear headed to a runoff to decide who will be the Central American nation's next leader. With 94...
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