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Poland's ruling chief speaks strongly against LGBT rights

Mar. 16, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party used hostile language Saturday while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence in his political campaign ahead of crucial elections in Poland this year. Jaroslaw Kaczynski spoke to Law and Justice...

Iranian couple arrested after marriage proposal in public

Mar. 11, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A young Iranian couple have been arrested after a marriage proposal in public that was captured on a video clip that went viral on social media. The police say the pair offended Islamic mores on public decency but were later released on bail. The video, which spread on social media last...

Posts by Utah lawmaker in conversion therapy debate draw ire

Mar. 8, 2019 8:24 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A nationwide push to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors looked like it could succeed in conservative Utah after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it wouldn't stand in the way, but the effort ground to a halt this week. Conversion therapy has a long history in...

Emoji gods approve skin-tone options for couples of color

Mar. 8, 2019 6:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1664, Maryland passed the first British colonial law banning marriage between whites and slaves. An 1883 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that state prohibitions on interracial marriage don't violate the Fourteenth Amendment held for more than 80 years. While such impediments to marriage were...

In deceit proposal: Feds say man wed stranger to stay in US

Mar. 8, 2019 10:01 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a couple was panhandling along a North Carolina road when a foreigner pulled over with a proposal for the woman: Marry him so he could stay in the country, and they'd receive $12,000 along with payments for a house and car. Citing court records, The News & Observer...

Utah law against sex outside marriage could be repealed

Mar. 7, 2019 12:47 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A law making sex outside of marriage a misdemeanor crime in Utah for more than four decades could be headed toward repeal. The state Legislature voted Wednesday to repeal the measure, which now heads to Republican Gov. Gary Herbert. His office did not immediately respond to a request...

Dean resigns over school's choice to not allow Chick-Fil-A

Mar. 5, 2019 8:29 PM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A dean at a New Jersey university resigned saying the school's decision to not consider bringing Chick-fil-A to campus because of its opposition to the LGBT community made her feel "like I had been punched in the stomach." Cynthia Newman, former dean of Rider University's College...

Egypt's top cleric calls polygamy 'injustice,' draws debate

Mar. 3, 2019 10:41 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top Muslim cleric has stirred up controversy after saying that polygamy is an "injustice" for women, but stopped short of calling for a ban on the practice. "Those who say that marriage must be polygamous are all wrong. We have to read the (Quranic) verse in full, said Sheikh Ahmed...

3 big US churches in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy

Mar. 2, 2019 12:13 PM EST

It has been a wrenching season for three of America's largest religious denominations, as sex-abuse scandals and a schism over LGBT inclusion fuel anguish and anger within the Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist and United Methodist churches. There's rising concern that the crises will boost the ranks of young...

Posthumous memoir by gay rights pioneer due in October

Feb. 28, 2019 9:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A posthumous memoir by gay rights pioneer Edie Windsor will be released in October. Windsor's "A Wild and Precious Life" will draw upon her uncompleted manuscript and other personal papers, St. Martin's Press announced Thursday. The book was finished by Joshua Lyon, with cooperation from...