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'Marriage for all'? Swiss voters to decide same-sex marriage

Sep. 25, 2021 04:38 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Voters in Switzerland will decide Sunday whether to allow same-sex marriages in the rich Alpine country, one of the few in Western Europe where gay and lesbian couples do not already have the right to wed. Switzerland has authorized same-sex civil...

10 years after ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell,’ cadets see progress

Sep. 25, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the...

Column: Nassib coming out barely a blip for unbeaten Raiders

Sep. 24, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

There are all sorts of storylines swirling around the Las Vegas Raiders. They go into Sunday's game against Miami looking for their first 3-0 start in almost two decades. Quarterback Derek Carr is playing like an MVP. The defense is much improved. ...

Male tennis players surveyed on LGBTQ attitudes, environment

Sep. 24, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

About 60 players on the men’s professional tennis tour have taken part so far in an anonymous, online survey about LGBTQ issues that ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli calls part of a “broader initiative” to create “an environment for players and staff that is inclusive, that is diverse and...

The AP Interview: Hungary committed to contentious LGBT law

Sep. 24, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The right-wing populist government in Hungary is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches to migration, LGBT issues and national sovereignty — all matters that have put the country at odds with its European partners, who see...

Indiana school sued over treatment of LGBT student group

Sep. 22, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana school district was sued Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union after a group that supports LGBT students said it has been barred from promoting its meetings. The free speech rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance at Pendleton...

Anti-LGBT resolution revoked by regional assembly in Poland

Sep. 22, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A region in southern Poland revoked an anti-LGBT resolution Wednesday under the threat of losing European Union funding. The regional assembly of Swietokrzyskie voted in a special session to revoke the resolution, first passed in 2019, that stated...

After outcry, Catholic school renews lacrosse coaching offer

Sep. 21, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — A Catholic school in suburban Chicago reversed course Tuesday, offering a job to a girls lacrosse coach that had been rescinded when school officials learned the woman is in a same-sex marriage. A day earlier, word of the rescinded job offer sparked...

Thailand urged not to deport trans woman charged in Malaysia

Sep. 20, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A human rights group urged Thailand not to deport a transgender businesswoman to her home country of Malaysia, where she is charged under Islamic laws for insulting Islam by cross-dressing. Malaysian police are seeking to extradite Nur...

Supporters: School cut coach because of same-sex marriage

Sep. 20, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — A Catholic school in suburban Chicago rescinded a job offer to a coach after learning that she was in a same-sex marriage, the woman's supporters claim. About 40 alumni, parents and students met outside Benet Academy in Lisle on Monday to support the...