Same-sex Marriage

Judge won't hear gay adoptions because it's not in a child's 'best interest'

LOUISVILLE --- A family court judge who sits in Barren and Metcalfe counties has announced he will no longer hear adoption cases involving “homosexual parties” because he believes allowing a gay person to adopt could never be in the child's best interest.<p>Judge W. Mitchell Nance, who begins court …


The Problem With Gay Conservatives Isn’t Political Ideology, It’s a Lack of Empathy

On Thursday, I attended an event at the Metropolitan Republican Club of Manhattan in which four conservative gay white men sat on a panel on …


Look beyond the jesters, and you'll find real, live progressive conservatives in the CPC race

There are people vying for the Conservative leadership who want to govern, not simply entertain<p>Well, Mr. Wonderful certainly deserves credit for …

Kevin O'Leary

Trump appoints abortion foe to HHS job

President Trump on Friday nominated Charmaine Yoest, former president and CEO of anti-abortion group Americans United For Life, as assistant …

Rights & Freedoms

Release of videos sought in same-sex marriage case

It’s time for the public to see and hear what went on at the historic San Francisco trial in 2010 that gave gay and lesbian couples the right to marry in California, public broadcaster KQED argued in a lawsuit Friday seeking release of long-sealed courtroom videotapes.<p>While the case was covered …


Beer Hour: Adam Hamilton talks God, Tinder, gay marriage, how religion can appeal to young people

Only a few minutes into my Beer Hour segment with the senior pastor of the largest Methodist church in the country, the Rev. Adam Hamilton stopped me.<p>…


Merged minor parties chase votes on the right as identity crisis grips Coalition

Cory Bernardi entered a new phase of his political career by announcing this week that his nascent Australian Conservatives party was to merge with …

Liberal Party

Suspended Anti-LGBT Alabama Chief Justice Announces Run For U.S. Senate

He wants the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.<p>Roy Moore, who was suspended last year from his position as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for refusing to follow federal law, announced Wednesday that he is running for U.S. Senate.<p>“As United States senator, I will continue …


Christian student expelled from course for views on gay marriage wins right to fight the university

A Christian master’s student kicked out of a course at England’s University of Sheffield for expressing his biblical view of gay marriage has won the right to challenge the college’s decision.<p>Felix Ngole, 39, published a Facebook post in which he reportedly quoted Leviticus and criticized …


Chechen strongman leader wants LGBT community 'eliminated by start of Ramadan' claims Tory MP

The disturbing revelation was made to Parliament by British lawmaker Sir Alan Duncan.<p>Chechnya's strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov wants to "eliminate" …


At the Dawn of Gay Liberation, Same-Sex Marriage Was a Radical Idea

Jack Baker and James Michael McConnell apply for a marriage license in Minneapolis.Minnesota Historical Society <b>Adapted from Awakening: How Gays and</b> …


Punjab Police Sub-Inspector Opts For Same-Sex Marriage

A decorated 30-year-old Punjab police female sub-inspector married a woman in Jalandhar on Sunday.According to Tribune, Manjit Kaur's marriage was …

Women's News

Can Queer People Change Marriage from the Inside? - Vice

With America having enjoyed nationwide marriage equality for about two years now, it's easy to forget just how hard we fought to achieve it.<p>But fight queers did, for decade after exasperating decade. That struggle is captured in <i>Awakening</i>, out today from Harvard University Press. Written by …


LGBT Center Honors Hillary Clinton, Marc Jacobs

LGBT Community Center of New York Annual Fundraising Dinner, Inside, New York, USA – 20 Apr 2017<p>Hillary Clinton<p>Nandez/BFA/REX/Shutterstock<p>LGBT Center …

Hillary Clinton

LGBT people share the most common misconceptions about them

"Homophobia isn't magically over because same-sex marriage is legal."<p>Yes, same-sex marriage may be finally becoming legalised in more areas of the world, but many members of the LGBT community still experience prejudice, hatred and threats to their safety on a daily basis.<p>LGBT babes took to this</i> …


City-State Brewing Co. Has a Can-Do Attitude

Husband-wife team is all about celebrating life in the District<p>If they’re going to pour their life savings into opening a brewery anyway, City-State Brewing Co. co-founders James Warner and Kim Carnahan figure they might as well build something to grow into.<p>“To go as big as you can from the start …


Nigeria: 53 People Charged for 'Same-Sex Marriage Conspiracy’

Same-sex marriage is punishable by 14 years' imprisonment in the conservative West African country.


There's a reason they call him the Ayatollah of Alabama.

Alabama <b>Chief Justice Roy Moore</b> can’t catch a break. (Hallelujah.) Yesterday, a “Special Court” composed of retired judges — since the current ones …


Texas ordered to pay $600,000 to couples who fought gay marriage ban | LGBT

AUSTIN — Two Texas couples who fought to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage were awarded more than $600,000 in attorneys fees and other …


The Lib Dems' big election fightback has been hit by one huge problem

Tim Farron has been attacked for suggesting that gay people are sinners.<p>The Liberal Democrat leader has been pitching his party as the natural place …

UK News

Game Of Thrones’ Hodor could fight for same sex marriage as he considers swapping Westeros for politics

Game Of Thrones fans are still reeling over Hodor’s tragic death, but something good might have come of it.<p>Doctor Who series 10 episode 2: When is it …

Game of Thrones

Mapped: LGBTQ+ rights around the world

ALTHOUGH LGBTQ+ rights have progressed tremendously in the past few years with the legalization of same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption in many …


Why We Shut Ourselves Off From Opposing Viewpoints – Pacific Standard

<i>New research points to some deep-seated psychological reasons we prefer to retreat into our ideological silos.</i><p><b>By Tom Jacobs</b><p>Interested in an …


US conservatives keep faith with Putin

Some see Russian president as natural ally on social issues


Daniel’s Husband: A Cautionary Tale of Gay Marriage | Times Square Chronicles

Daniel’s Husband: A Cautionary Tale of Gay Marriage<p>Ryan Spahn, Matthew Montelongo. Photo by James Leynse.<p>I wasn’t prepared for that. Once again, the …


Marriage looks good on LGBTQ couples, study says

LGBTQ activists have been championing gay marriage for years, and for a good reason. A University of Washington School of Social Work study found …


It Has Been A Whole 20 Years Since Ellen Came Out

Today we know Ellen DeGeneres as the casually bespoke lady on daytime television who showcases the dance skills of tiny children of color and also …

Gay marriage boosts happiness, health: study

Same-sex marriage has been the law of the land for nearly two years and research reveals that there are pluses.


North Carolina's New Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Is DOA, House Speaker Confirms

There are "strong constitutional concerns" with the proposed law.<p>North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore is pumping the brakes on a controversial bill aimed at reinstating the state’s prior ban on same-sex marriage.<p>Filed Tuesday by four North Carolina House Republicans, House Bill 780 is also known …

North Carolina

North Carolina GOP Lawmakers Introduce A Bill That Would Ban Gay Marriage

North Carolina GOP lawmakers, not even a month removed from repealing the highly criticized HB2 bathroom law that required transgender residents to use a public bathroom that aligned with the sex they were assigned at birth, are already back to fighting against rights for the LGBTQ community. A …

North Carolina