Gays and lesbians

September 21, 2017 - 9:30 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian prime minister who decided two years ago that the people should vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legalized says he has been head-butted by a gay rights advocate while walking on a city street. Tony Abbott said he sustained a swollen lip in...
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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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September 16, 2017 - 11:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The seminary at the Catholic University of America has canceled a talk by a popular Jesuit writer who urges compassion for LGBT people. The seminary in the nation's capital is citing a social media backlash to the work of the Rev. James Martin. Martin's latest book — "Building...
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September 13, 2017 - 4:31 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An ultra-Orthodox Jewish lawmaker from Israel's Shas party has resigned from parliament after he was criticized for participating in a gay wedding. Yigal Guetta announced his resignation Wednesday. In a recent radio interview, the 51-year-old lawmaker disclosed that he had a gay...
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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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