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Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Ending Roe v. Wade shouldn’t curb Florida privacy rights In its haste to rid society of abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court appears headed toward weakening a very important constitutional guarantee against undue government...

Tokyo to recognize same-sex unions but not as legal marriage

May. 11, 2022 06:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's capital has announced it will start recognizing same-sex partnerships to ease the burdens faced by residents in their daily lives, but the unions will not be considered legal marriages. Support for sexual diversity has grown slowly in Japan, but legal...

Laxalt, Brown clash over voter fraud in GOP Senate race

May. 09, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican Senate hopefuls Adam Laxalt and Sam Brown clashed Monday over Laxalt’s performance as chairman of then-President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign in Nevada and whether he did enough to combat voter fraud when he was attorney general. Few philosophical...

Advocates worry other rights at risk if court overturns Roe

May. 05, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Little doubt remains about what the Supreme Court plans to do with Roe v. Wade. But uncertainty abounds about ripple effects as the court nears a final opinion expected to overturn the landmark 1973 case that created a nationwide right to abortion. A leaked first...

Newsom: Democrats need 'counter-offensive' in culture wars

May. 04, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom faulted his own political party Wednesday for setbacks in the nation's culture wars and urged Democrats to launch a vocal “counter-offensive” to protect rights from abortion to same-sex marriage. At an appearance at a Planned...

Live updates | LA abortion rights protest turns violent

May. 04, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

A Los Angeles protest over the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would throw out Roe v. Wade briefly turned into a skirmish with police, who say one officer was injured. A citywide police tactical alert was declared after a Tuesday night confrontation near downtown's...

United Methodist bishops acknowledge breakup is imminent

Apr. 29, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

The United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops, ending a five-day meeting Friday, acknowledged the inevitable breakup of their denomination – a schism that will widen this weekend with the launch of a global movement led by theologically conservative Methodists. The breakaway...

Tennessee anti-LGBTQ marriage bill dead for annual session

Apr. 13, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Republican lawmaker's push to create a new marriage contract specifically designed to exclude same-sex couples is dead for this year's annual legislative session amid concerns from both Republicans and Democrats. Rep. Tom Leatherwood moved the...

EXPLAINER: Anti-LGBTQ marriage bill sparks criticism

Apr. 10, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amid several bills introduced in Tennessee that have attracted national attention this year, none has sparked as much alarm among both Republicans and Democrats as a proposal that would create a new marriage contract specifically designed to exclude same-sex couples. ...

Mormon leader reaffirms faith's stance on same-sex marriage

Apr. 03, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed the faith's opposition to same-sex marriage and “changes that confuse or alter gender” as debates over gender and sexuality reemerge throughout the United States. Dallin H. Oaks,...