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Ecuador has first same-sex marriage, following court ruling

Jul. 18, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A lesbian couple has married in Ecuador in the first same-sex wedding since a landmark ruling last month by the country's highest court. Michelle Avilés and Alexandra Chávez were wed Thursday at the civil registry office in the coastal city of Guayaquil. They say they will...

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter celebrate 73 years of marriage

Jul. 7, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are marking their 73rd wedding anniversary, approaching George and Barbara Bush as the longest-married presidential couple in U.S. history. The Carters married July 7, 1946, in a Methodist church in their hometown of Plains, Georgia, when...

Tens of thousands join gay pride parades around the world

Jun. 29, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands of people turned out for gay pride celebrations around the world on Saturday, including a boisterous party in Mexico and the first pride march in North Macedonia's capital. Rainbow flags and umbrellas swayed and music pounded as the march along Mexico City's Paseo de la...

Hawaii skydiving crash victims remembered by friends, family

Jun. 26, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified nine victims, including a young couple from...

UN report: Women too often suffer violence in families

Jun. 26, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. women's agency says in a new report that families around the world can be loving and supporting but too often are the place for discrimination and violence against women — and home is one of the most dangerous places for a woman. U.N. Women's Executive Director...

The Latest: Colorado couple among those on Hawaii flight

Jun. 24, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a fatal plane crash in Hawaii (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Colorado couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary were among those killed in the skydiving plane crash in Hawaii. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office said Monday Ashley and Bryan Weikel were among the 11...

France may let lesbian couples use in-vitro fertilization

Jun. 23, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French government is drafting legislation to give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization and related procedures in France instead of having to seek it abroad. French law currently restricts assisted reproduction to infertile heterosexual couples. French newspaper...

High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

Jun. 17, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings. The justices handed bakers in the Portland, Oregon, area a small victory by throwing out a...

Same-sex couple featured on 'My Little Pony' for first time

Jun. 13, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coinciding with Pride Month, the Discovery Family cartoon series "My Little Pony" has introduced a same-sex couple on the show for the first time. Writer-producer Michael Vogel told People on Thursday the timing of the episode, "The Last Crusade," is a happy coincidence. The episode...

Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

Jun. 12, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's highest court authorized same-sex marriage Wednesday in a landmark case seeking to expand LGBT rights in the small South American nation. The decision by the Constitutional Court came after a lengthy legal battle waged by several couples and gay rights advocates. With the...