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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...

Belgian bishops propose prayer for gay couples, not marriage

Sep. 20, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Belgian bishops on Tuesday published a proposed text for a prayer liturgy for same-sex couples that includes prayers, Scriptural readings and expressions of commitment, despite a 2021 Vatican directive barring church blessings for gay couples. The Flemish-speaking...

Anne Heche memoir 'Call Me Anne' scheduled for January

Sep. 15, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a memoir Anne Heche worked on over the past year, the actor shared candid thoughts on her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the late 1990s, when they were among Hollywood's first openly gay couples. "I was labeled ‘outrageous’ because I fell in love with...

Gays hail Singapore sex-ban repeal, see long way to equality

Aug. 22, 2022 03:21 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's gay community Monday hailed a plan to decriminalize sex between men as “a triumph of love over fear" but warned there is still a long way to equality and new bans on same-sex unions could entrench discrimination against them. Prime Minister Lee Hsien...

Aging With Pride supports retired LGBTQ community

Jul. 30, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — There aren’t any formal age restrictions for who is and isn’t allowed to join The Frederick Center’s Aging With Pride support group. Instead, Steve Gibson said, participants tend to be “self-selecting.” “If you’re willing to admit...

A look at pending legislation to protect same-sex marriages

Jul. 29, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Respect for Marriage Act, now pending in the Senate, would ensure that same-sex marriages are still legally recognized nationwide if the Supreme Court were to overturn its 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that declared a constitutional right for gay couples to wed. ...

Pressure on Senate GOP after same-sex marriage passes House

Jul. 26, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate unexpectedly launched a new push Wednesday to protect same-sex marriage in federal law after a surprising number of Republicans helped pass landmark legislation in the House. Some GOP senators are already signaling support. The legislation started as an...

Greek Church protests baptism for celebrity same-sex parents

Jul. 19, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Orthodox Church says it will send a letter of protest to the archbishop who heads the church in the United States after he baptized the children of celebrity fashion designer Peter Dundas and his partner, Evangelo Bousis. Archbishop Elpidophoros of...

Penalty cut for Oregon bakers who refused to serve couple

Jul. 12, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon has slashed the financial penalties it assigned a baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple almost 10 years ago. In compliance with a state appeals court ruling earlier this year, State Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle said...