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Chile's congress approves same-sex marriages, adoptions

Dec. 07, 2021 21:54 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Both houses of Chile's congress voted Tuesday to approve a marriage equality bill that also includes authorization for adoptions by same-sex couples. The initiative was approved first by the Senate on a 21-8 vote, with three abstentions, and shortly afterward...

If Roe falls, some fear ripple effect on civil rights cases

Dec. 07, 2021 20:34 PM EST

If the Supreme Court decides to overturn or gut the decision that legalized abortion, some fear that it could undermine other precedent-setting cases, including civil rights and LGBTQ protections. Overturning Roe v. Wade would have a bigger effect than most cases because it was...

Court revives lawsuit of teacher fired for same-sex marriage

Nov. 24, 2021 16:17 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired from his job at a Catholic high school in Indianapolis for being in a same-sex marriage can proceed, a state appeals court ruled. A panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Tuesday that a...

Chile Congress approves same-sex marriage, adoptions

Nov. 23, 2021 12:34 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile's Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final adoption. It had already passed the Senate. The bill approved 101-30 now awaits only final...

LGBTQ, sex ed books bring group, protests to Wyoming library

Nov. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — For the last four months, people have been protesting the presence of sexual education and LGBTQ books in the children’s and teen sections of the Campbell County Public Library. It’s reflective of a larger national trend. Across the country,...

Colonial Williamsburg honors retired Justice Anthony Kennedy

Nov. 20, 2021 08:54 AM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Anthony Kennedy, the retired U.S. Supreme Court justice who spent more than a decade as the high court’s most frequent tie-breaker, received The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's highest award at a dinner on Friday night. The only other...

Swiss government: Same-sex couples can marry starting July 1

Nov. 17, 2021 06:05 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s executive body announced Wednesday that same-sex couples can get married starting on July 1 next year, making good on the resounding support Swiss voters expressed in a referendum. The Federal Council officially said that starting Jan. 1,...

Facebook parent Meta to remove sensitive ad categories

Nov. 09, 2021 17:57 PM EST

Facebook’s parent company Meta says it will remove sensitive ad targeting options related to health, race or ethnicity, political affiliation, religion or sexual orientation beginning on Jan. 19. Currently, advertisers can target people who have expressed interest in...

Power line campaign is most expensive in Maine history

Oct. 30, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Mainers have weighed in on a number of high-profile ballot questions — casinos, universal health care, marijuana legalization, assisted suicide, abortion and same-sex marriage, to name a few. None of them come close to the level of spending as...

Biden to meet Pope Francis amid some rifts with US bishops

Oct. 23, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

There’s an intriguing subplot to President Joe Biden’s upcoming meeting with Pope Francis. The world’s two most prominent Roman Catholics will be celebrating a shared outlook on church teaching and vital social issues even as Biden faces unwavering opposition from many U.S. Catholic...