Gays and lesbians

May 06, 2017 - 3:51 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal advancing in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Five other...
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May 06, 2017 - 12:53 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by public or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples. That's the potential effect of a bill set for passage Saturday in the state House. Five...
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FILE – In this April 9, 2013, file photo, state Tennessee Sen. Mark Green participates in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Green, President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary isn’t fit to lead the service, a senator wounded in combat said Friday as scrutiny over the nomination intensified. Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, said she’s opposing Green’s nomination over his insensitive remarks and attitudes toward LGBT Americans and Muslims. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)
May 06, 2017 - 2:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary has withdrawn his nomination in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement Friday...
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FILE – In this April 9, 2013, file photo, state Tennessee Sen. Mark Green participates in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Green, President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary isn’t fit to lead the service, a senator wounded in combat said Friday as scrutiny over the nomination intensified. Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, said she’s opposing Green’s nomination over his insensitive remarks and attitudes toward LGBT Americans and Muslims. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)
May 05, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2011, file photo, Jane Meyer, former senior associate athletic director at the University of Iowa, speaks in Normal, Ill. Attorneys gave closing statements Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in a discrimination lawsuit filed by Meyer against the university. Meyer filed the suit after being transferred to another department after the firing of Iowa field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, her partner. Meyer's job was eliminated in 2016. (Lori Ann Cook-Neisler/The Pantagraph via AP, File)
May 04, 2017 - 5:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury on Thursday awarded more than $1.4 million to a former University of Iowa athletic administrator, ruling that the university had discriminated against her because of her gender and sexual orientation. Jane Meyer alleged she suffered workplace discrimination as a gay...
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Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma, right, embraces Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer after a news conference announcing plans for a memorial at the site, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Poma said the site will become a memorial and a museum to honor the 49 people who were killed and the dozens more who were injured during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
May 04, 2017 - 12:52 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida gay nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history will become a memorial and museum to comfort the bereaved now and educate future generations about the importance of tolerance, the club's owner said Thursday. "What began as a place...
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A gay rights activist holding a rainbow umbrella is detained by police during a rally marking May Day in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
May 01, 2017 - 12:48 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police have detained several gay rights activists in St. Petersburg during a protest against the reported abuse of homosexuals in Chechnya. An Associated Press photographer saw three women being detained during Monday's protest. The Fontanka.ru news portal...
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Mary Connelly, center, accepts the award for outstanding entertainment talk show for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 01, 2017 - 2:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show Sunday, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom "Ellen." "She did it because it was the right thing to do," said Mary Connelly, "Ellen" executive producer, of...
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Mary Connelly, center, accepts the award for outstanding entertainment talk show for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 01, 2017 - 1:14 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show Sunday, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom "Ellen." "She did it because it was the right thing to do," said Mary Connelly, "Ellen" executive producer, of...
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Mary Hart, winner of the lifetime achievement award, poses in the press room at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
April 30, 2017 - 11:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show Sunday, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom "Ellen." "She did it because it was the right thing to do," Mary Connelly, "Ellen" executive producer, said of...
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