Same-sex Marriage

Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial candidate won’t rule out banning same-sex marriage

"I'd have to give it consideration."<p>Republican Scott Wagner, who wants to be Pennsylvania’s next governor, told a constituent Monday evening that he …

LGBTQI

Kelly Clarkson shuts down homophobic fan, stands up for gay couple

After Kelly Clarkson helped them get engaged — onstage during a pre-concert event in 2016 — fans Kiana and Amanda Clark were married this month.<p>Over the weekend, they sent their favorite pop singer a wedding photo via Twitter with the message "WE DID IT!"<p>Clarkson congratulated the couple with her …

Music

Scott Wagner: I'd Consider a Bill to Make Same-Sex Marriage Illegal in Pa.

Scott Wagner: I’d Consider a Bill to Make Same-Sex Marriage Illegal in Pa.<p>In response, a spokesperson for Tom Wolf’s campaign said Wagner would "take …

LGBTQI

Australia Wrestles With Its Own Trump Moment

Latest leadership spat reflects wider struggles conservatives have responding to shifts brought about by globalization, automation and migration<p>SYDNEY—A leadership squabble in Australia’s ruling coalition, one of a string of internal party feuds to beset the country in the past decade, threatens …

Malcolm Turnbull

Forget kissing the ground – Pope Francis should get on his knees to beg for Ireland’s forgiveness

This weekend, Pope Francis will touch down in an Ireland that has changed dramatically in recent years. It is practically unrecognisable from the …

Opinion (UK)

Ahead of pope’s visit, a giant drive-through confession booth is installed in Dublin

No pope has visited Ireland since 1979, when millions of Catholics came out to see Pope John Paul II. About a million people turned out for a public papal Mass during that trip, and a 116-foot-tall steel cross was erected in Dublin’s Phoenix Park for the occasion.<p>Now, with Pope Francis scheduled to …

World News

Supreme Court Pick Brett Kavanaugh to Face Questions on Probes of Presidents

A newly released 1990s memo shows then-aide of Ken Starr urging that Clinton not get a ‘break’ in questioning<p>WASHINGTON—Supreme Court nomineeBrett Kavanaugh plans to continue to meet with Democratic senators this week, with his stance on executive power expected to be a central focus.<p>On Monday, …

Brett Kavanaugh

Fun and games in Pa.'s race for governor | John Baer

Oh, the games that get played in campaigns.<p>Take Gov. Wolf’s campaign constantly calling Scott Wagner “the very worst of Harrisburg.”<p>Doesn’t really …

Government

Here Are 10 Things Traditional Christians Got Terribly Wrong

When Christians get political, they often do so because they believe that they have God on their side. This is true whether they are progressive or …

Religion

Pope Calls Roman Catholicism an “Ecclesial Community” because of Abuse

Last week, the report from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury described the abuse by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of well over a thousand victims, and …

Christianity

Wagner Issues Clarification, Says He Would Veto Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Bill

<b>Follow KDKA-TV</b>: Facebook | Twitter<p>HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republican Scott Wagner’s campaign is clarifying that he’d veto any bill that restricts …

Marriage Laws

Kelly Clarkson Smacks Homophobic Troll With... Love!

<b>Kelly Clarkson</b> is not here for homophobia!<p>On Monday she posted a sweet response to two fans who shared their wedding pic with her.<p><b>Related: Kelly’s</b> …

LGBTQI

More ministers offer to resign in wake of failed challenge to Turnbull – as it happened

A spokesman for Greg Hunt said the health minister is not resigning.<p><b>Angus Taylor</b> looks to be the next cab off the resignation rank<p><b>Concetta Fierravanti-Wells</b> has confirmed her resignation - she cites the marriage equality debate as one of the reasons why<p>It is with great regret that this evening I …

Australia

The Resistance Shows Its Anti-Christian Bias

If Trump is supporting religious liberty, then he’s either insincere or religious liberty itself is suspect.<p>Can conservatives and liberals find …

Religion

Families as They Really Are: A Moving Target: Tracking Changes in Support for Equal Rights

For several years, researchers affiliated with the Council on Contemporary families have been charting the gains and the setbacks experienced by …

LGBTQI

ELLIS: The Three Most Disturbing Aspects Of Colorado Gov's Masterpiece Cakeshop Interview

In case you missed it in all the coverage of Colorado’s latest attack on religious freedom, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) was interviewed by …

U.S. Politics

'Nervous,' 'Enthusiastic,' 'Weird': Alabama braces itself for Drag Queen Story Hour

Bryan Fuenmayor didn't expect a social media post about the event that he's hosting next month to go viral. Then again, it's not every day that a …

Birmingham, AL

How stifling is Utah? A new libertarian study says it is the 22nd ‘freest state in America’

Does Utah, its culture and laws cramp freedom?<p>A new study says it does in some areas — such as gambling, drinking and medical marijuana. But it …

Salt Lake City

Paris Jackson apologizes for Harper's Bazaar Singapore cover backlash

Paris Jackson apologized to fans after an op-ed called her Harper's Bazaar Singapore cover photo hypocritical and "absurd."<p>The column, published Friday by the entertainment editor of Gay Star News, questioned the 20-year-old actress and model's role in LGBT advocacy (she is attracted to both men …

Paris Jackson

Dutch Reformed Church did not backtrack on same-sex marriage lightly, court hears

Pretoria - The decision to no longer recognise same-sex unions in the Dutch Reformed Church was taken at a special synod meeting after four days of …

LGBTQI

Scott Wagner jokes that Russia, Manafort will help him. Was it a gaffe?

Scott Wagner likes a good Russia joke.<p>On Monday, the Huffington Post posted a recording of the Pennsylvania Republican nominee for governor joking to …

Jokes

There were huge protests in Romania — but what happens next?

Just a week ago, more than 150,000 people in Bucharest and other cities in Romania filled the streets to protest attempts by the government to weaken anti-corruption measures. Police beatings — of protesters, Israeli tourists and an Austrian television crew — left several hundred injured and …

Europe

U.S. House control could hinge on Minnesota's Jim Hagedorn, ‘worst Republican candidate in America'

Since 2006, it has been the seat of Mankato Democrat Rep. Tim Walz, who succeeded six-term Republican Gil Gutknecht, and held on as one of the last …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Societal Support for Paying Plasma Donors in Canada

TThe legal status and regulation of economic transactions do not depend only on considerations regarding their economic efficiency, but also on …

Compensation

Pope in Ireland: Why meeting Francis would have been an easy gig for Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster's attempts at bridge-building haven't just hit a bump in the road, there's been a crash landing with the DUP leader's decision not to …

Pope Francis

Neither Kavanaugh nor constitutional originalism are scary

A continuing theme in the criticism of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has been that his references to consitutional …

Brown v. Board of Education

We Need To Know Brett Kavanaugh's Role In Bush-Era Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

GOP leaders recently decided they wouldn’t request records that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh authored, generated or contributed during his time as White House staff secretary under President George W. Bush. And they’re not budging from this position.<p>Their change in course <b></b>came after a July …

LGBTQI

Civil partnership numbers in Wirral have plummeted since legalisation of same-sex marriage

THE number of couples forming civil partnerships in Wirral has plummeted since same-sex marriage was legalised, ONS figures show.<p>In the four years …

LGBTQI

Comic's Photo In Sacred Mormon Undergarment Sparks Backlash

Comedian David Cross is under fire for religious bigotry and intolerance after he tweeted a photo of himself in a sacred Mormon garment.<p>SALT LAKE …

Religion

#AM_Equality: August 21, 2018

<b>TRUMP-PENCE ADMIN “HAS ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE” WHAT FAMILIES GO THROUGH TO PROTECT TRANS YOUTH, MOM SAYS:</b> With the Department of Education ignoring civil …

LGBTQI