gay rights

September 20, 2017 - 5:12 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is illegally allowing faith-based groups to reject same-sex couples who want to adopt children or become foster parents, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the practice. Groups such as Catholic Charities and Bethany Christian Services...
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September 17, 2017 - 8:56 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's first-ever openly gay prime minister joined several hundred gay activists Sunday at a gay pride march that was held amid tight security in the conservative Balkan country. Holding rainbow flags, balloons and a banner reading "For change," pride participants gathered...
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FILE - This June 14, 2017 file photo Seattle Mayor Ed Murray takes a question at a news conference at City Hall in Seattle. Murray announced his resignation, Tuesday, Sept. 12 after a fifth man came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 12, 2017 - 8:13 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, beset over the past five months by sex abuse allegations, plans to resign Wednesday, bringing an ignoble end to a lengthy political career in which he championed gay rights and better pay for workers. His announcement Tuesday came after The Seattle Times...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, Edith Windsor addresses a news conference at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York. Windsor, who brought a Supreme Court case that struck down parts of a federal law that banned same-sex marriage, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in New York, according to her attorney. She was 88. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 12, 2017 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Edith Windsor, a gay rights pioneer whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down parts of a federal anti-gay-marriage law and paved a path toward legalizing same-sex nuptials nationwide, died Tuesday. She was 88. Windsor died in New York, said her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan. The cause...
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A sample of the postal ballot on legalizing gay marriage is shown in Sydney, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. More than 16 million registered voters among Australia's population of 24 million will receive the ballots in the coming days requesting their opinion on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to wed. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
September 12, 2017 - 1:59 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians begin receiving their postal ballots on legalizing gay marriage from Tuesday as a new opinion poll showed that most of those who intend to vote are in favor of marriage equality. More than 16 million registered voters among Australia's population of 24 million...
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Gay rights advocates Independent Australian Federal Member of Parliament Andrew Wilkie, left, and director of Rainbow Families Victoria, Felicity Marlowe, right, leave the High Court in Melbourne on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Australians will be surveyed on their support for gay marriage from next week after the nation's highest court on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, dismissed challenges to the government's power to conduct the postal ballot without Senate permission. (Joe Castro/AAP Image via AP)
September 07, 2017 - 2:54 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians will be surveyed on their support for gay marriage from next week after the nation's highest court on Thursday dismissed challenges to the government's power to conduct the postal ballot without Senate permission. Gay marriage could be legal in Australia by...
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September 07, 2017 - 12:55 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians will be surveyed on their support for gay marriage from next week after the nation's highest court on Thursday dismissed challenges to the government's power to conduct the postal ballot without Senate permission. Gay rights advocates argued in a two-day...
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September 07, 2017 - 12:34 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians will be surveyed on their support for gay marriage from next week after the nation's highest court dismissed challenges to the government's power to conduct the postal ballot without Senate permission. Gay rights advocates argued in a two-day emergency hearing...
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Eric Dreiband is sworn in during a Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, on Dreiband's nomination to be Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
September 06, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington labor lawyer tapped to be the Trump administration's top civil rights attorney offered assurances Wednesday that he is sensitive to voting rights and hate crimes, in the face of criticism of his record of defending large companies against discrimination claims...
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September 06, 2017 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When a Muslim woman sued Abercrombie & Fitch claiming she had not been hired because she wore a head scarf, the clothing retailer tapped Washington labor lawyer Eric Dreiband to defend it. That case and others in which Dreiband defended large companies from discrimination...
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