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Shariah law official whips one of two men convicted of gay sex during a public caning outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Aceh province Indonesia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Two men in the province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture." (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)
May 23, 2017 - 11:06 am
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the world's most populous Muslim country and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture." More than...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas - though it may only apply to public schools. Abbott has said he wants to sign a bathroom bill into law. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 22, 2017 - 1:21 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools. A broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the...
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May 22, 2017 - 7:03 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. The "Freedom to Serve Children...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas - though it may only apply to public schools. Abbott has said he wants to sign a bathroom bill into law. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 21, 2017 - 10:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only apply to public schools. A broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the...
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A child walks with anti-gay protesters holding a banner that reads "No to homosexual marriages and adoptions" during a march ahead of a gay pride parade in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, May 20, 2017. Some 1,000 people have joined a gay pride march in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, demanding greater rights amid government moves they say will curtail their human rights. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
May 20, 2017 - 2:14 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Some 1,000 people joined a gay pride march in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on Saturday, demanding greater rights amid government moves they say will curtail their rights. Some 30 ambassadors expressed support for the march and for protecting the rights of the LGBT...
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, and Wilson Ervin, Chair of the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation exchange, shake hands during a news conference at Credit Suisse in Morrisville, N.C., Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Credit Suisse plans to add up to 1,200 jobs at its North Carolina technology hub. The jobs projection comes five weeks after North Carolina partially repealed a state law limiting LGBT rights. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 10, 2017 - 6:17 am
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Credit Suisse has long planned to shift jobs to North Carolina as it downsizes, but the Swiss bank says it had to put those plans on hold until the legislature partially repealed the state's law limiting the rights of gay and transgender people. The bank announced a major...
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, and Wilson Ervin, Chair of the Credit Suisse Americas Foundation exchange, shake hands during a news conference at Credit Suisse in Morrisville, N.C., Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Credit Suisse plans to add up to 1,200 jobs at its North Carolina technology hub. The jobs projection comes five weeks after North Carolina partially repealed a state law limiting LGBT rights. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 10, 2017 - 6:14 am
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Credit Suisse is adding 1,200 jobs paying an average of more than $100,000 a year at its North Carolina technology hub after the state partially repealed a state law limiting the rights of gay and transgender people. The Swiss bank said Tuesday that its suburban Raleigh...
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Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce speaks to media Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. A man who squashed a lemon meringue pie into Qantas Airways chief executive Joyce’s face during a public address in Australia says he was protesting Joyce’s advocacy for same-sex marriage. Joyce was giving a speech to 500 people in a Perth hotel on Tuesday when Tony Overheu approached from behind, pressed the pie in his face then fled.(AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
May 10, 2017 - 2:10 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A man who squashed a lemon meringue pie into Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce's face during a public address in Australia said Wednesday he was protesting Joyce's advocacy for same-sex marriage. Joyce, a gay, Irish-born 50-year-old, was giving a speech to 500...
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May 09, 2017 - 1:11 pm
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Credit Suisse is adding 1,200 jobs at its technology hub in North Carolina, which approved more than $40 million in tax breaks on Tuesday to lure the jobs away from the New York City area. The Swiss bank is reorganizing operations and sharply reducing its workforce after...
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May 06, 2017 - 11:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Five other states have...
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