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Gay equality activist Marco Castillo, right, embraces his longtime partner Rodrigo Campos, after they were married before a judge, in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Costa Rica became the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court went into effect ending the country's ban. (AP Photo/Carlos Gonzalez)

Costa Rica latest country to legalize same-sex marriage

May. 26, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica became the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court went into effect ending the country's ban. Couples held ceremonies — mostly private due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some that were broadcast — to...

In this May 7, 2020, photo, the Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, sits for a portrait at his group's field hospital in New York's Central Park. The Christian relief charity is set to conclude its coronavirus efforts at the end of next week. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Franklin Graham: No interest in federal money meant for WHO

May. 9, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rev. Franklin Graham says his Christian relief charity has no interest in receiving any of the funding President Donald Trump has withheld from the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus. Samaritan’s Purse, Graham’s international relief charity, has...

FILE--In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, D.C. On May 6, 2012, Vice President Joe Biden declared on “Meet the Press” that he supported the legalization of same-sex marriage – getting out ahead of his boss, Barack Obama, on one of the most volatile political issues of the day. The largest national LGBTQ-rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign, will be formally endorsing Biden for president on Wednesday, the eighth anniversary of that event. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file)

Biden to be endorsed by LGBTQ group on notable anniversary

May. 5, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On May 6, 2012, Vice President Joe Biden declared on NBC's “Meet the Press” that he supported the legalization of same-sex marriage – getting out ahead of his boss, Barack Obama, on one of the most volatile political issues of the day. The largest national LGBTQ rights...

FILE - In this April 19, 2019 file photo, a gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan. Had there been no COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination would be convening in May 2020 for a likely vote on breaking up over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBTQ pastors. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

With split delayed, United Methodists face a year in limbo

May. 4, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Had there been no coronavirus pandemic, America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination would be convening this week for a likely vote to break up over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBTQ pastors. Instead, the United Methodist Church was forced to postpone the...