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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, from left, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg look to answer a question during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. Multiple Democratic presidential hopefuls have talked about their faith on the campaign trail, weaving it into their approach to issues from immigration to climate change. Among the most vocal Democrats on that front is Buttigieg, who asserted his party’s connection to religion on Tuesday during its final primary debate before next month’s first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Democrats' challenge: Courting evangelicals in the Trump era

Jan. 21, 2020 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s strong white evangelical support poses a challenge to Democrats: how to connect with a group of Christian voters whose longtime GOP lean makes them compelling antagonists in a polarized era. Former President Barack Obama reached out to evangelicals in notable...

Alejandro Giammattei delivers his speech after being sworn-in as president of Guatemala at the National Theater in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, became Guatemala's new president, while the country's outgoing leader exits amid swirling corruption accusations. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Guatemala swears in conservative Giammattei as president

Jan. 14, 2020 11:02 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala swore in Alejandro Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, as its new president Tuesday while the country's outgoing leader exited amid swirling corruption accusations. The ceremony came after a five-hour delay and boisterous protests...

FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, a gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan., United Methodist Church leaders are proposing creation of a separate division that would let more traditional denominations break away because of the disagreement with churches over the UMC’s official stance on gay marriage. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Methodists propose split in gay marriage, clergy impasse

Jan. 3, 2020 9:32 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — United Methodist Church leaders from around the world and across ideological divides unveiled a plan Friday for a new conservative denomination that would split from the church in an attempt to resolve a decades-long dispute over gay marriage and gay clergy. The proposal, called...

Republican Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick speaks during a news conference with state Sen. J.D. Ford, D-Indianapolis, on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, in support of a bill that would ban private schools that discriminate against gay employees and students from receiving money from Indiana's voucher program. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)

Senator tries again to ban Indiana vouchers over gay firings

Jan. 3, 2020 3:09 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal aimed at banning private schools that discriminate against gay employees and students from receiving Indiana voucher program money is being back by the state’s Republican school superintendent. The bill filed Friday by Democratic Sen. J.D. Ford of Indianapolis comes...

Methodist Church leaders from around world propose amicable split to resolve dispute over gay marriage and gay clergy

Jan. 3, 2020 2:52 PM EST
Methodist Church leaders from around world propose amicable split to resolve dispute over gay marriage and gay clergy.

Ex-Disney actor: Judge in sex crime case has anti-gay bias

Dec. 27, 2019 9:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Disney Channel actor charged with trying to have sex with a 13-year-old boy in Salt Lake City contends he can't get a fair trial because the judge handling his case is biased against gay people. An attorney for actor Stoney Westmoreland said in court documents filed last...

One of Kansas' most conservative lawmakers to retire Jan. 16

Dec. 27, 2019 6:20 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of the Kansas Legislature's most conservative members and strongest abortion opponents is retiring in next month. Republican state Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook of Shawnee announced Friday that she will step down Jan. 16, just days after lawmakers open their next annual session. She said...

File - In this Sept. 14, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama, speaks at a town hall with high school juniors, seniors and their parents at North High School in Des Moines. Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Iowa swung fiercely to Trump. Will it swing back in 2020?

Dec. 27, 2019 9:13 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. Heading into 2020, the question is whether it's going to change again. In 2008, its voters propelled Barack Obama to the White House, as an overwhelmingly white state validated the candidacy of the first black...

Tennessee gov appoints former GOP lawmaker to parole board

Dec. 26, 2019 1:56 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee appointed former GOP state Sen. Mae Beavers to serve on the state Board of Parole. Lee, also a Republican, announced Beavers' new six-year term this week while unveiling more than 70 other appointees to various key state boards and commissions. Beavers, a...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2018 file photo, former Senator Claudia Lopez, left, and Senator Angelica Lozano, promoters of a nationwide referendum seeking to curb corruption, address supporters after the polls closed in Bogota, Colombia. Lopez, now Bogota's mayor, announced her nuptial to Angelica Lozano with an enthusiastic message on Twitter late Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia, File)

Bogota's history-making mayor-elect weds partner in Colombia

Dec. 17, 2019 12:02 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The first woman to be elected mayor of Colombia’s capital city has married her partner in a private civil ceremony before taking office. Claudia López announced her wedding to Angélica Lozano Monday evening by sharing an enthusiastic message and several photographs...