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Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rights

Apr. 17, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia's capital Wednesday, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the South American country. The "kiss-a-thon" was held just days after two gay men in their early 20s were...

Faith-based adoption agency sues after Michigan settlement

Apr. 15, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies sued the state of Michigan on Monday, challenging a settlement that prevents them from refusing to put children in LGBT homes for religious reasons. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed the lawsuit in western Michigan's U.S. District Court on...

Japan's emperor and empress celebrate 60 years of marriage

Apr. 10, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary just three weeks before he abdicates his throne. The couple met at a 1957 tennis tournament remembered as a "love match." Akihito and Michiko Shoda married on April 10, 1959, making him Japan's first future...

Investigators seek cause of fatal fire truck-pickup wreck

Apr. 8, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash between a fire truck and pickup that killed a young couple and their infant son. The crash happened at a Phoenix intersection on Sunday morning. Police say the pickup driver, 20-year-old Kenneth Collins, was pronounced dead at the...

Mormon president surprises with transformative first year

Apr. 5, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At 94, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has proved a far more vigorous and transformative figure than scholars expected when he took office a year ago, pushing through a flurry of surprising changes on such matters as LGBTQ members and the name of the...

Mormons ease opposition to same-sex couples and their kids

Apr. 4, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday repealed rules that banned baptisms for children of gay parents and that labeled same-sex couples as sinners eligible for expulsion — marking a reversal of policies condemned as jarring detours from a push by the faith...

The Latest: LGBTQ parents' group applauds Mormon change

Apr. 4, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mormons repealing rules banning baptisms for children of gay parents (all times local): 12 p.m. A group that represents members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with gay and lesbian children says the repeal of 2015 baptism rules is a good first step....

Police: Business owner, 3 employees killed in North Dakota

Apr. 2, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Police on Tuesday identified the owner of a North Dakota property management business and three employees as the people whose bodies were found there a day earlier, and said authorities don't yet know who killed them. Police Chief Jason Ziegler released the names of the four victims,...

Tennessee bill would allow adoption groups to turn away gays

Apr. 1, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are working to become the latest state to ensure faith-based adoption agencies can refuse to place children with gay parents and other families because of their religious beliefs with facing any penalties. The GOP-dominant House on Monday overwhelmingly voted...

Conservative congress on family sharply divides Italy

Mar. 30, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

VERONA, Italy (AP) — Verona — the city of Romeo and Juliet — was the backdrop for a culture clash Saturday, as it hosted both a conservative congress on family values and a march by civic groups who denounced the event as a movement to limit LGBT and women's rights. The World Congress of...