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Italians march for abortion rights after Meloni victory

Sep. 28, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italians marched through Rome, Milan and other cities Wednesday to protect access to abortion, which many fear will be under threat by a far-right party expected to form the next government after leading in parliamentary elections. Waving banners reading “My body —...

Transgender teacher, Maryland school district settle lawsuit

Sep. 27, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A transgender teacher who said she was harassed by students, parents and colleagues has settled a lawsuit with a Maryland school district with an agreement that includes policy changes and training. Attorneys for Jennifer Eller said the settlement reached...

Cuba approves same-sex marriage in unusual referendum

Sep. 26, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans have approved a sweeping "family law” code that will allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday, though opposition in the national referendum was unusually strong on the Communist...

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

Sep. 26, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba held a rare referendum Sunday on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt, as well as outlining the rights of children and grandparents. Cuba holds parliamentary elections...

In Milan, Gucci, Sunnei, Missoni focus on transformation

Sep. 23, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Milan runway was all about transformation on Friday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer. Sometimes it was about inner transformation, like at Gucci, sometimes about upgrading your style game, like at Sunnei,...

Tutu's daughter barred from funeral role over gay marriage

Sep. 23, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been barred from officiating at a funeral in a church in England because she is married to a woman, the BBC reported Friday. Mpho Tutu van Furth, who is an ordained Episcopal priest in the U.S., had been asked to oversee the...

Turkey: Anti-LGBTQ display reflects nation's political shift

Sep. 23, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The 25-year-old translator by day and trans drag performer by night felt overwhelming panic and anxiety when several thousand demonstrators gathered and marched Sunday in Turkey to demand a ban on what they consider gay propaganda and to outlaw LGBTQ organizations. ...

Maine OKs 1st religious school for tuition reimbursement

Sep. 22, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is ready to fund tuition for some religious school students for the first time since a Supreme Court ruling in June ordered the state to treat those schools the same as other private schools regarding tuition reimbursement. Cheverus High School, a...

GOP hits Kansas governor hard on trans athletes, her new ad

Sep. 21, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor launched a new television ad on Wednesday in which she says men don't belong in women's sports. It's a move seeking to blunt Republican attacks on her for vetoing two proposals to ban transgender athletes from girls' and women's school and college...

Social media posts spark calls to investigate Tenn.'s VUMC

Sep. 21, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has called for an investigation into a pediatric transgender health clinic after videos surfaced on social media of a doctor touting that gender-affirming procedures are “huge money makers” for hospitals and a staffer saying anyone with a...