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Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in global Anglican church

Dec. 07, 2022 09:37 AM EST

Friction has long-simmered within the global Anglican Communion over its 42 provinces’ sharp differences on whether to recognize same-sex marriage and ordain LGBTQ clergy. The divisions widened this year as conservative bishops affirmed their opposition to LGBTQ inclusion and demanded...

Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in global Anglican church

Dec. 07, 2022 09:34 AM EST

Friction has been simmering within the global Anglican Communion for many years over its 42 provinces’ sharp differences on whether to recognize same-sex marriage and ordain LGBTQ clergy. This year, the divisions have widened, as conservative bishops – notably from Africa and Asia – affirmed...

Some LGBTQ believers stick with faiths that repudiate them

Dec. 06, 2022 17:25 PM EST

When queer students at Yeshiva University sued the school for discrimination in spring 2021, critics were quick to question why LGBTQ students would opt for an Orthodox Jewish university in the first place. But for many LGBTQ Orthodox Jews, as with believers of other faiths, their...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Dec. 05, 2022 13:17 PM EST

One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 23, 2022 07:12 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 22, 2022. Editorial: On migrant flights, what is DeSantis hiding? You can see why Gov. DeSantis wants to prevent Floridians from learning more about the flights that took migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. ...

Justice Thurgood Marshall's wife 'Cissy' Marshall dies at 94

Nov. 22, 2022 18:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cecilia “Cissy” Suyat Marshall, the wife of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall who worked alongside the civil rights champion at the NAACP, died Tuesday at the age of 94, the Supreme Court announced. Marshall’s husband became the high court’s...

U. of Kentucky working to expand diversity, inclusiveness

Nov. 22, 2022 13:07 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky is continuing work on several initiatives to expand diversity and inclusiveness, President Eli Capilouto said Tuesday in a message to the campus. The message was an update on how the school is still responding after the arrest of a...

Top US diplomat criticizes FIFA armband threat at World Cup

Nov. 22, 2022 08:20 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — America's top diplomat on Tuesday criticized a decision by FIFA to threaten players at the World Cup with yellow cards if they wear armbands supporting inclusion and diversity. Speaking alongside his Qatari counterpart at a news conference, U.S. Secretary of...

Black residents allege discrimination at film studio town

Nov. 17, 2022 20:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of Black residents have filed a lawsuit claiming racial discrimination in a housing development associated with the Georgia film studio used to shoot well-known movies and television shows. The Town at Trilith sits across the street from Trilith Studios,...

World Cup prize money disparity is an obstacle to Equal Pay

Nov. 15, 2022 17:28 PM EST

World Cup prize money continues to be a sticking point for equality in soccer, despite the historic equal pay agreement between U.S. Soccer and its men's and women's teams. Earlier this year, the U.S. national teams decided to split prize money, which means that the haul from playing...