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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2011, file photo, comic book creator Stan Lee, left, poses with his wife Joan after he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Lee and his family announced that Joan Lee died peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2017, and asked for privacy. Stan and Joan Lee had been married for 69 years, and the famed comics creator had credited his wife with being supportive during an early part of his career when he was struggling to create superheroes he and audiences would care about. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
July 06, 2017 - 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee died Thursday at age 93. Lee and his family released a statement saying Joan Lee died peacefully Thursday morning. The couple had been married 69 years. Lee's longtime publicist Dawn Miller confirmed the statement's authenticity when...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2015, file photo, supporters of the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling on same-sex marriage gather on the steps of the Texas Capitol for a news conference celebrating marriage equality and looking to important work ahead in Austin, Texas. Gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday, June 30, 2017, in a unanimous decision quickly condemned by gay-rights groups. The court overturned a lower court's decision that favored same-sex marriage benefits, ordering the issue back to trial. Social conservatives hope the case will help them chip away at the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
June 30, 2017 - 3:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday in a unanimous decision that was quickly condemned by gay-rights groups. The court overturned a lower court's decision that favored same-sex marriage benefits,...
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June 28, 2017 - 10:41 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government says it will follow the advice of an ethics panel in favor of allowing single women and lesbian couples to have children through assisted reproduction. Government spokesman Christophe Castaner added Wednesday that no timetable has been established for the change...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips cracks eggs into a cake batter mixer inside his store in Lakewood, Colo. The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado. The justices said Monday, June 26, 2017, they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
June 26, 2017 - 9:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado. The justices said Monday they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a...
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This Jan. 26, 1965 file photo shows Mildred Loving and her husband Richard P Loving. Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving’s landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans. (AP Photo)
June 12, 2017 - 4:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans...
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Marchers gather to hear speakers at the end of the Los Angeles LGBTQ #ResistMarch, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 11, 2017 - 11:52 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHAT REPUBLICANS ARE TELLING TRUMP They're pressing the U.S. president to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and voluntarily...
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The graves of Richard and Mildred Loving are seen in a rural cemetery near their former home in Caroline County, Virginia, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Richard Loving, a white man, and his wife Mildred, a black woman, challenged Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage and ultimately won their case at the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967. Monday, June 12, 2017 marks 50 years since the Supreme Court issued that opinion, which overturned laws against interracial marriage in 16 states. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
June 11, 2017 - 3:44 pm
MILFORD, Va. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down as unconstitutional 16 state bans on interracial marriage. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and black woman who had been jailed for being married to...
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This Jan. 26, 1965 file photo shows Mildred Loving and her husband Richard P Loving. Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving’s landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans. (AP Photo)
June 11, 2017 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years after Mildred and Richard Loving's landmark legal challenge shattered the laws against interracial marriage in the U.S., some couples of different races still talk of facing discrimination, disapproval and sometimes outright hostility from their fellow Americans...
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The Idaho Supreme Court building is seen in Boise, Idaho on Thursday, June 8, 2017. This week the state's highest court denied parental and visitation rights to a lesbian woman who raised a child with her former partner, because Idaho law generally doesn't afford unmarried same-sex parental figures the same rights it affords to grandparents and other blood relatives in custody disputes. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)
June 08, 2017 - 7:40 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has denied custody and visitation rights to a gay woman who raised a child with her former partner, reflecting state laws that have not been updated since same-sex marriage became legal in 2014. The couple raised the child together after splitting up in...
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May 24, 2017 - 6:30 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — In a first for Asia, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent's most liberal democracies. In its majority opinion, the court said a provision in the...
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