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Trump, in Texas, bashes Democrats as 'crazy,' unpatriotic

Oct. 18, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to turn impeachment rancor into a political rallying cry Thursday, using a Texas rally to bash Democrats as "crazy" and unpatriotic as they push forward with their investigations. Setting a dire tone, Trump told his supporters, "At stake in this fight is the...

The Latest: Trump imagines easier 2020 win by popular vote

Oct. 17, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Texas (all times local): 10:15 p.m. President Donald Trump, who lost the popular vote in 2016 by nearly 3 million votes, claims it would be easier for him win the next presidential election if the U.S. did away with the Electoral College. Trump...

AP analysis: Most states lack laws protecting LGBT workers

Oct. 15, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

Rumors started circulating around the fire station in Byron, Georgia, within a year after the medical treatments began. The fire chief's once-crewcut hair was growing longer, and other physical changes were becoming noticeable. Keeping quiet was no longer an option. The chief said that once members of the tiny...

Warren joins Buttigieg in nixing threat to church tax status

Oct. 14, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

Elizabeth Warren would not seek to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches or other religious entities that decline to perform same-sex marriages if she's elected president, the Massachusetts Democrat's campaign said. Asked to respond to former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke's assertion last week that religious...

Same-sex couples reflect 5 years after marriage decision

Oct. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Frank Brooks and Brad Newton have lost three parents between them and gotten through a cancer scare in the last five years — as husband and husband. "It's nice to know there's that legal safety net," said Newton, a marketing consultant, of being legally married to Brooks, a...

Suit says feds using immigration marriage interviews as trap

Oct. 12, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Alyse and Elmer Sanchez were thrilled when they survived their "green card" interview, a crucial step in obtaining lawful status in the United States. She texted her family from the immigration office as relief washed over her: The officer had agreed that their marriage is legitimate....

Challenge to Virginia marriage license application continues

Oct. 11, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a legal challenge by a group objecting to a requirement that race be listed on Virginia marriage license applications. A lawsuit filed last month against the state registrar and two Virginia court clerks challenges the state requirement to list...

2020 Democratic candidates pledge support to LGBTQ community

Oct. 10, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Addressing an LGBTQ community fearful that their gains in equality are slipping, Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday promised an aggressive agenda to end workplace discrimination, improve health care and ensure protections for people who face threats, or worse, because of...

ICE officials ordered to testify in married immigrants' suit

Oct. 10, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered immigration officials to appear in court for a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's practice of targeting for deportation immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. citizens through marriage. Judge Mark Wolf ordered officials with U.S. Immigration and...

Divided Supreme Court weighs LGBT people's rights

Oct. 8, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, with one conservative justice wondering if the court should take heed of "massive social upheaval" that could follow a ruling in their...