ROME (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis’ comments on gay civil unions were taken out of context in a documentary that spliced together parts of an old interview, but still confirmed Francis’...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat....
ROME (AP) — The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by a pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May 2019 interview that was never...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions drew mixed reactions Thursday in the Philippines, Asia’s bastion of Catholicism, with a retired bishop saying he was...
LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he’s done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop...
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — You can’t use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse not to get married any more — at least not in Lake County.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Former heroin addict Kevork Tontian met the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with behind bars. And not even his freedom was enough to keep him away from Wemson...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands of people turned out for gay pride celebrations around the world on Saturday, including a boisterous party in Mexico and the first pride march in North...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's highest court authorized same-sex marriage Wednesday in a landmark case seeking to expand LGBT rights in the small South American nation.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A second guidance counselor at an Indianapolis Catholic high school will lose her job because she's in a same-sex marriage.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A second guidance counselor at an Indiana Catholic high school says she's discriminated against because she's gay.
Lynn Starkey filed a discrimination charge Friday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Roncalli High School.
Her attorney, Kathleen DeLaney, said Starkey is gay and entered a civil union with her spouse in 2015. DeLaney says Starkey acknowledged the relationship when asked by the principal.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The private Christian university founded by Jerry Falwell has been dismissed from a long-running lawsuit over an international kidnapping that followed the dissolution of a same-sex civil union.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman whose same-sex partner's biological daughter was killed in a New Jersey traffic accident can seek damages for emotional distress even though she and the other woman weren't married or in a civil union.
An appeals court issued that ruling on Friday, reversing a lower court's decision.
The 2-year-old was killed in 2009 when a firetruck and a pickup truck collided while she was waiting to cross a street in Trenton to see a "Disney on Ice" show at Sun Bank Arena.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has become the second state in the nation to bar marriage for anyone under 18.
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill Friday. Delaware enacted a ban in May.
Murphy says the legislation would put an end to child marriages and particularly help young women.
The law bars the state from issuing marriage or civil union licenses anyone under 18, regardless of parental or judicial consent.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Organizers of a "Peace March" supporting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday they expect as many as 200,000 people to attend the event, set to take place three weeks before Hungary's April 8 national election.
Leaders of the Civil Union Forum said the ruling Fidesz party is supporting Thursday's march to parliament, where Orban will speak on a holiday commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Religious and social conservatives in Costa Rica have found a lot to object to from President Luis Guillermo Solis' government.
A decision to allow in-vitro fertilization. A plan to recognize civil unions for same-sex couples. The publication of sex education guides by the Education Ministry, and the announcement of courses that would include discussion of sexual diversity.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is commemorating its first-in-the-nation civil union law and subsequent marriage equality legislation with a historic-site marker on the State House lawn.
The marker was ceremoniously unveiled Tuesday by two of the three gay couples who were plaintiffs in the Vermont Supreme Court case that led to civil unions, along with Beth Robinson, a lawyer at the time who served as co-counsel in the case and is now a Supreme Court justice.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet introduced a bill Monday to legalize gay marriage, the latest in a series of recent reforms in a country long regarded as one of Latin America's most socially conservative.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a story Aug. 16 about an Illinois appellate court upholding the dismissal of a bed-and-breakfast's appeal of $80,000 in penalties imposed by the state for turning away a same-sex couple, The Associated Press attributed the story incorrectly. It was from The (Champaign) News-Gazette, not The State Journal-Register.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Appellate court upholds dismissal of B&B's appeal
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people marched and danced down the streets of central Warsaw on Saturday to show their support for gay rights, calling for stronger defiance of discrimination and greater acceptance for same-sex unions and marriages.
The 17th annual "Equality Parade" took place with a deeply conservative government that opposes marriage rights or civil unions for same-sex couples ruling Poland.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Virginia businessman convicted of international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for his role in a same-sex couple's child custody fight was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a woman whose former civil union partner fled the country with their child rather than share custody is being allowed to proceed because one of the defendants is set to be sentenced in a separate criminal case, a judge has ruled.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill aimed at blocking forced marriages is advancing in the New Jersey Senate.
A committee on Monday approved the measure which bars issuing marriage or civil union licenses to anyone under the age of 18, regardless of parental or judicial consent. Current law requires parental consent for minors under 18 and the approval of a judge for those under 16.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appellate court says two women joined in a civil union in Vermont should be able to dissolve it in Pennsylvania.
The state Superior Court's decision Wednesday overturned a ruling in Philadelphia's family court that it lacked jurisdiction to dissolve the civil union.
CHICAGO (AP) — A same-sex couple denied access to a central Illinois bed and breakfast while planning their civil union ceremony has won another legal victory in a five-year discrimination case that's highlighted the conflict between religious freedoms and gay civil rights.
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — Lawmakers in Aruba have voted to grant same-sex couples the right to register their unions and receive benefits granted to married people on the Dutch Caribbean island.
Parliament voted 11-5 with four abstentions late Thursday to amend civil code regulations related to marriage to cover same-sex unions. Those articles include such things as the right to a spouse's pension in case of death or to make emergency medical decisions.