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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...

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...

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...

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...

Anti-government protesters use their Laser ray lights, as they are sprayed by water from the riot police during a protest near the parliament square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Lebanese security forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters for a second straight day, ending what started as a peaceful rally in defiance of the toughest crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in two months. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

10 Things to Know for Today

Dec. 16, 2019 7:43 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO SENATE DEMOCRATS WANT TO HEAR FROM IN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats will seek testimony from new witnesses, including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney, in a trial...

A protester , center, is led out after grabbing the microphone during a gathering of community leaders to discuss Mayor Pete Buttigieg's work Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at the Charles Martin Center in South Bend, Indiana.(Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Buttigieg backs black leaders after Indiana event disrupted

Dec. 5, 2019 7:18 PM EST

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is applauding African American leaders in his home city for “speaking their truth” after a protester disrupted an event held to demonstrate black support for the mayor in South Bend, Indiana. African American leaders held...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gives his State of the State Address in the House Chamber in Austin, Texas. Two former members of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct said they believe Texas Gov. Greg Abbott removed them from the panel because he disagreed with them over a same-sex marriage case. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Ex-judicial panelists: Abbott ousted them over gay marriage

Dec. 5, 2019 6:49 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Two former members of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct said they believe Texas Gov. Greg Abbott removed them from the panel because he disagreed with them over a same-sex marriage case. Abbott, a Republican, had appointed Amy Suhl and Maricela Alvarado to the commission in June of...

Texas judge warned for refusing to perform same-sex weddings

Dec. 3, 2019 5:48 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — The Texas agency that investigates judicial misconduct issued a public warning to a justice of the peace who has refused to perform same-sex marriages while continuing to marry same sex-couples. In its warning made public on Monday, the Texas Commission on Judicial Misconduct said...