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Draft of Cuba's new family code opens door for gay marriage

Sep. 15, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as giving children greater participation in decisions that affect them. The preliminary draft, which must be approved by Cuba’s...

Poll shows Swiss voters on track to back same-sex marriage

Sep. 15, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A poll released Wednesday suggests Swiss voters are on track to vote yes in a “marriage for all” referendum, which supporters see as a key step for equal rights, but opponents fear could erode traditional family values. The latest poll for public...

Pope: No place for politics in Biden Communion flap

Sep. 15, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Wednesday that Catholic bishops must minister with “compassion and tenderness,” not condemnation, to politicians who support abortion rights and warned that clerics shouldn’t let politics enter into questions about receiving Communion. ...

Biden nominates first LGBT woman to federal circuit court

Sep. 14, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating a Vermont judge who played a critical role in paving the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage to become the first openly LGBT woman to serve on any federal circuit court. The White House announced Thursday...

1st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearing

Sep. 14, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering President Joe Biden's nomination of a Vermont judge who played a role in the state’s passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law, a forerunner of same-sex marriage, to become the first openly LGBT woman to...

Pakistan police arrest alleged child abusers, seek suspects

Sep. 12, 2021 03:50 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s police said they were searching for members of a gang accused of abusing minors and making pornographic videos in a marriage hall in the eastern Punjab province. Four suspects from the group were already arrested in a raid late...

Review: Kacey Musgraves breaks down marriage breakup

Sep. 07, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

“star-crossed,” Kacey Musgraves (Interscope Records/UMG Nashville) Kacey Musgraves breaks down the breakdown of her marriage on “star-crossed,” her follow-up to 2018's Grammy winning album of the year “Golden Hour.” Musgraves delivers the...

Tens of thousands protest for gay marriage in Switzerland

Sep. 04, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands protested in Switzerland on Saturday for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Alpine country. The protests came ahead of a national referendum on Sept. 26 on the legalization of gay marriage, which has already been introduced in...

Merkel prepares to step down with legacy of tackling crises

Sep. 02, 2021 06:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel will leave office as one of modern Germany's longest-serving leaders and a global diplomatic heavyweight, with a legacy defined by her management of a succession of crises that shook a fragile Europe rather than any grand visions for her own country. ...

Census: Childless older women better off than older men

Aug. 31, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

Older adults who are childless in the U.S. are more likely to be college educated, working and white than those with children, and their numbers are growing. About 1 in 6 adults age 55 and older are childless, and childless older women appear to be better positioned than...