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Using selective Bible literalism to condemn same-sex marriage

The primary source for the opposition to gay equality and therefore gay marriage is the oft-quoted statement: “The Bible says it; I believe it; that …

Marco Rubio: “I don’t believe sexual preference is a choice”

The GOP presidential contender tell “Face the Nation” he still doesn’t believe in same-sex marriage<p>Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio inadvertently started a competition of hypotheticals last week when he said he would attend a gay wedding if he were invited, despite his outspoken …

Same-sex Marriage

Massive backlash after Grandville business owner says he won’t serve gay people

GRANDVILLE, Mich. -- The owner of Dieseltec in Grandville is calling on his supporters to "secure my home and business" following a massive backlash …

I hope the next generation will know no such thing as 'gay marriage' – but just 'marriage'

AS THE COUNTRY gears up to vote in the upcoming marriage referendum it is clear to see that for me, as a bisexual man, this is just as much about the …

LGBTQI

Attitude.co.uk

A religious figure in Ireland has defended comparing homosexuality to both rape and adultery. Cork-based Pastor Craig Ledbetter of the Bible Baptist …

The Supreme Court's big gay-marriage case could rock the 2016 presidential race

The nation's highest court is reviewing the constitutionality of states' gay-marriage bans and is expected to issue a ruling by June.<p>This means gay marriage will be making headlines throughout the summer, and that's likely to lead to uncomfortable questions for candidates who have stumbled on the …

Government

Texas set to approve open carry of handguns, seen as win for gun-rights activists

Texas is poised to become the largest state in the U.S. to allow citizens to openly carry handguns, a change long sought by gun-rights activists.<p>The Texas House of Representatives on Friday voted 96-35 to allow residents with concealed-handgun licenses to openly carry their guns in public in …

Guns

Utah says married same-sex couples can file joint tax return

For once, it was a pretty good idea to get hitched in a hurry.<p>Utah has announced that same-sex couples who were married at the end of 2013 will be eligible to file joint state tax returns, granting some legal recognition to more than 1,000 couples who wed when the practice was briefly legal …

Should Christian Bakers Be Allowed to Refuse Wedding Cakes to Gays?

The thorny intersection of anti-discrimination law and freedom of conscience<p>Conservative pundit Erick Erickson says that "Jesus Christ would absolutely bake a cake for a gay person."* In fact, he says that if any Christian owns "a bakery or a florist shop or a photography shop or a diner," then he …

Colorado Same-Sex Couples Sue For Marriage Rights

Lawsuit filed in state court on Wednesday. Update: Another marriage lawsuit pending in the state is due for a hearing this summer.<p>WASHINGTON — Nine same-sex couples in Colorado, some married elsewhere and others not, sued in state court in Denver on Wednesday for the right to marry and have …

Letter: SC Government Schools “Bullying” Disabled Children

Parents of disabled children in South Carolina could face charges of educational neglect and abuse for simply taking their children to certified …

Georgia's disabled 'locked in a box'

<b>Georgia has become one of the first ex-Soviet republics to abolish state orphanages in favour of foster care. But disabled children continue to be marginalised and face the prospect of life-long isolation from society.</b><p>Vano (not his real name) is 18. He lies curled in the foetal position in his bed. …

Disability

Charter Schools Dismal at Retaining Special Needs Students, Report Says

MANHATTAN — Charter schools across the city attracted and retained special education students at a dismal rate, attracting just 25 special education …

Education

Disabled children 'miss out on social activities'

<b>Many families with disabled children feel that their children are missing out on social activities and clubs, suggests a survey.</b><p>Disability charity Scope found three in five thought their children did not have fair access to leisure activities.<p>This included factors such as being made unwelcome by …

Autism

Can China Stop Organ Trafficking?

Guo Bin, a six-year-old boy from Shanxi province, in northern China, thought the sky had gone permanently dark when he woke up, one day this summer, bloody-faced and crying near his parents’ home. “We originally thought he had fallen down and smashed his face,” Guo’s father, a farmer, told a local …

Derek Williams jailed over abuse images and bestiality videos

Derek Williams downloaded child abuse images and videos of bestiality<p><b>A paedophile previously spared prison because of overcrowding has been jailed for downloading child abuse images and videos of bestiality.</b><p>Derek Williams, 53, of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, admitted charges of accessing bestiality …

Crime

A Mother's Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking

Danielle was 17 years old, a freshman at Northeastern University, when she met the trafficker who forced her into two years of sex slavery. She …

Texas Judge Recuses Herself From Life Support Pregnancy Case

A Texas judge has recused herself from hearing a lawsuit against a Fort Worth hospital regarding a woman who is brain dead, pregnant and on life …

Associated Press News

House To Pass New Abortion Restrictions

Just hours before the State of the Union on Tuesday, the House is expected to approve new anti-abortion legislation.<p>Only hours before the President …

Associated Press News

Kansas Wants to Make Sure Gay Couples Aren't Guaranteed Wedding Cake

Two years ago, a young gay couple entered a bakery in Lakewood, Colo. The men told the proprietor, Jack Phillips, that they would like a wedding …