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Chick-fil-A halts donations to 3 groups against gay marriage

Nov. 18, 2019 6:54 PM EST

Chick-fil-A is ending donations to three groups that oppose gay marriage in an effort to halt protests and broaden its customer base. But the move has angered some of the fast food chain’s fans. The Atlanta-based company said Monday that starting next year, it will focus its giving on three areas: hunger,...

US Latinos are no longer majority-Catholic, here's why

Nov. 8, 2019 2:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmanuel Perez was about 15 years old when he decided the Catholic faith was not for him. Perez's cousin had just died in a car crash and his mother drove from her Santa Ana home in Orange County to Tulare near Fresno to help prepare the body for the viewing. She wanted to "be there for...

House Democrat takes lonely stand as impeachment skeptic

Oct. 30, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A freshman congressman from New Jersey is poised to be a lonely Democratic vote against the proposed impeachment process against President Donald Trump. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a dentist and a longtime state legislator before winning the 2nd District seat in 2018 after it was under...

Uruguay's tight presidential vote appears headed to runoff

Oct. 28, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's presidential election appeared headed for a runoff as neither leading candidate had enough support to win outright in a vote that could see the left lose power in the South American country for the first time in nearly 15 years. With three quarters of the voting...

Uruguayans vote for president with eyes on likely runoff

Oct. 27, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Fifteen years of leftist rule hung in the balance Sunday as Uruguay held a tight presidential election that was likely to head to a runoff vote. The left-leaning Broad Front coalition has governed the small South American nation since 2005 and its achievements include laws to...

Thousands celebrate the 30th Johannesburg Pride parade

Oct. 26, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of revelers packed the streets on Saturday to celebrate the 30th annual Johannesburg Pride parade in South Africa's economic capital. They marched through the Sandton business district, dancing and singing. "We exist," one sign said. "It's not a phase," a T-shirt read. South...

Uruguay votes in election widely expected to go to runoff

Oct. 26, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The center-left coalition that has governed Uruguay for 15 years is going into Sunday's presidential election as the front-runner, but spreading unease among voters is feeding a strong challenge from a bloc of opposition parties that is expected to force a second round. The...

Fired Indianapolis Catholic school counselor files lawsuit

Oct. 22, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former guidance counselor at an Indianapolis Catholic high school who was fired for being in a same-sex marriage is suing the archdiocese. Shelly Fitzgerald's federal lawsuit names the Indianapolis archdiocese and Roncalli High School as defendants. It alleges that Fitzgerald was...

N Ireland laws on abortion, same-sex marriage, set to change

Oct. 21, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland is set to decriminalize abortion and set the stage for legalization of same-sex marriages as of midnight Monday, bringing its laws in line with the rest of the U.K. This is happening because British lawmakers voted last year in favor of changing these laws if Northern...

Correction: Election 2020-Buttigieg story

Oct. 18, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — In a story Sept. 28 about Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, The Associated Press erroneously referred to him as the first openly gay man to run for president. Buttigieg is not the first openly gay man ever to run for president; he is the first openly gay man to become...