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More than half of same-sex couples cohabitating are married

Nov. 19, 2019 2:44 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New estimates show that more than half of the same-sex couples living together in U.S. households are married. New figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that about 543,000 same-sex couples living together in households were married and 469,000 same-sex couples living...

Palin says she learned of divorce plans from attorney

Nov. 12, 2019 4:17 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a Christian broadcaster she learned her husband was seeking a divorce in an email from his attorney. The revelation came in an interview released Tuesday with James Dobson, founder of the Family Talk Christian ministry. He said the interview had...

Married NBA refs working to make the right calls at home

Oct. 17, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling first met a few years ago at a meeting of college basketball referees in Virginia, and when the group when out for some socializing that night she asked him to dance. He declined. The refs now agree: That was a bad call. They eventually became the...

France OKs bill legalizing IVF for lesbians, single women

Oct. 15, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that aims to give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and fertility medication. The assisted reproduction measures are part of a broader bioethics bill voted by the...

The Latest: Nobel winner thought message was scam at first

Oct. 14, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in economics (all times local): 1 a.m. Tuesday Michael Kremer was worried the Skype message was a scam. It appeared to be from a friend in Sweden and said the person needed to speak with the Harvard economist "urgently." That's when Kremer realized he'd been...

AG seeks to halt adoption ruling, denies anti-Catholic bias

Oct. 11, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking a federal judge to halt an injunction that lets religious-based adoption and foster care agencies refuse to serve LGBT couples. The Democrat announced Friday that she filed an emergency motion for a stay Thursday. She contends U.S....

A tribute to war widow's fallen husband, and a baby shower

Oct. 7, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — On a late summer Saturday, a procession of fire engines, motorcycles and squad cars escorted a van down Main Street, greeted by clusters of flag-waving folks. By the time the caravan had arrived at the American Legion hall, a crowd had gathered; lines of police, firefighters and...

French conservatives protest bill allowing IVF for lesbians

Oct. 6, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Several thousand conservative activists of all ages marched through Paris on Sunday to protest a French bill that would give lesbian couples and single women access to in vitro fertilization and related procedures. "Where is my dad?" read some signs as traditional Catholic groups, far-right...

Mormon leader: Be kind to LGBTQ, but don't forget God's laws

Oct. 5, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints laid out Saturday how the faith intends to navigate its delicate balance of firm opposition to same-sex relationships while being empathetic toward LGTBQ members. People should love everyone no matter their difference,...

UK's Princess Beatrice engaged to real estate entrepreneur

Sep. 26, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew and his former wife Sarah Ferguson have announced the engagement of their elder daughter, Princess Beatrice. They said Thursday that Beatrice is engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, a real estate entrepreneur. The 31-year-old princess is a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II....