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Obama uses embassies to push for LGBT rights abroad

President Barack Obama's administration has taken the US gay rights revolution global, using American embassies across the world as outposts in a struggle that still hasn't been won at home.<p>Sometimes US advice and encouragement is condemned as unacceptable meddling. And sometimes it can seem to …

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Hatch: I Don't Like It, But Gay Marriage Here to Stay

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch conceded Wednesday it's only a matter of time before gay marriage is legal across the country, even though he doesn't think …

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Gallup poll: Same-sex marriage support at new high

A majority of Americans across the nation continue to support same-sex marriage, but sharp regional differences remain, according to a poll released Wednesday.<p>The current Gallup poll, shows that 55% of Americans support same-sex marriage, a percentage that has continued to rise since 2011, when …

Judge to rule on Oregon gay marriage ban Monday

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge says he'll issue a decision next week on a constitutional challenge to Oregon's same-sex marriage ban.<p>U.S. …

Idaho gay marriages on hold before they begin; 9th circuit issues stay

Gay couples in Idaho may not begin marrying on Friday after all, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday.<p>The appellate court put a temporary hold on U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Candy Wagahoff Dale's ruling that the state Constitution's definition of marriage as …

Vatican to debate teachings on divorce, birth control, gay unions

Contraception, cohabitation, divorce, remarriage and same-sex unions: They're issues that pain and puzzle Roman Catholics who want to be true to both their church and themselves.<p>Now those issues are about to be put up for debate by their leader, a man who appears determined to push boundaries and …

Gay couples hoping to marry in Indiana await federal ruling

A federal court has reserved judgment after hearing oral arguments Friday in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Indiana’s ban on same-sex nuptials.<p>U.S. …

Prop 8 lawyer who argued for gay marriage ban says views are 'evolving'

The lawyer who argued before the supreme court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.<p>Attorney Charles Cooper says his view of same-sex marriage is …

Lawyer Who Argued Against Gay Marriage Before Supreme Court Now Planning Lesbian Daughter's Wedding

The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one …

Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys for the state of Ohio asked a federal judge Tuesday to stay his decision ordering the state to recognize the marriages of …

Judge to grant same-sex couples more recognition in Ohio

Ohio's refusal to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples wed in other states is unconstitutional, a federal judge said Friday, though he won't issue a ruling to that effect until April 14.<p>The decision comes in a case brought by four lesbian couples who sued the state after they were prevented …

Obama Told Military Leaders: Accept Gays In Military Or Step Down, Admiral Says

In a meeting with the heads of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a choice: Support my efforts to end the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, or resign, the Commandant of the Coast Guard said.<p>In a video obtained by BuzzFeed via a Freedom of Information Act …

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In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear.<p>Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived for two years, rather than be sent back to one of …

Gay couple wed in historic same-sex marriage ceremony in London

Peter McGraith and David Cabreza become husband and husband in a historic same-sex marriage ceremony in Islington, north London<p>Peter McGraith and David Cabreza, who have been partners for 17 years, were married in a midnight ceremony at Islington Town Hall, taking full advantage of Saturday's …

England Set to Hold First Same-Sex Wedding

Saturday will be the first day gay couples will be allowed to tie the knot in England and Wales, after the government legalized same-sex marriage …

Appeals court halts gay marriages in Mich.

A federal appeals court issued an order Saturday preventing more same-sex couples from getting married in Michigan for at least several more days.<p>The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said it issued the stay because it needed more time to consider the state's appeal of a judge's …

Gay Couples Entitled To Equal Family Health Coverage, Fed Says

What insurers offer to spouses in a traditional marriage, they must make available to same-sex couples, the federal government said Friday.<p>The change means that same-sex couples, who haven't been able to buy family health policies, will be able to do so now.<p>"It's a big deal," says Katie Keith, …

U.S. Calls Out Gay-Rights Violators Around the World

The United States is put­ting nearly 80 coun­tries on no­tice: If you take away the rights of mem­bers of the LGBT com­munity, there are …

Dalai Lama supports gay marriage

Dalai Lama throws his moral weight behind gay marriage<p>The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual.<p>The Buddhist monk offered his views on the hot-button social issue during his latest …

Overruled: Gov. Says Kentucky Will Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Order

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says his state will hire outside counsel to appeal a federal judge's order to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.<p>The governor's announcement follows word from the state's attorney general, Jack Conway, that his office will not pursue such an appeal.<p>Both men are …

Mississippi College Towns Are Leading the Fight for Gay Rights

Judge strikes down Texas same-sex marriage ban

HOUSTON -- A federal judge in San Antonio overturned the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the prohibition is unconstitutional and stigmatizes the relationship of gay couples in the conservative state.<p>The ruling by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia does not allow same-sex couples to …

Arizona governor vetoes anti-LGBT discrimination bill

<b>Jan Brewer (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>Bill would have allowed Arizona businesses to refuse service to gay customers by citing “religious freedom”<p>Associated Press<p>February 27, 2014 1:15am (UTC)<p>PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over …

Big Business to Arizona: Gay Discrimination Bill Bad for Economy

U.S. news<p>Apple, American Airlines and Marriott delivered a message to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday: State legislation allowing companies to discriminate against gays on religious grounds would be bad for business.<p>The conservative Republican governor is facing growing pressure over the bill, …

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