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Gay Rights

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  • Catholic leaders at synod backtrack on welcoming gays to the church

    A gathering of bishops and cardinals at the Vatican on Saturday backtracked on an interim document released early last week that showed greater openness to homosexuals, suggesting that Pope Francis’ effort to move toward a more inclusive Roman...
  • Catholic bishops drop moves to accept gays

    Catholic bishops drop moves to accept gays
    Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday reversed a historic acceptance of gays, dropping parts of a controversial document that had talked more positively of homosexuals than ever before in Church history. The document, issued at the end of a two-week...
  • Vatican waters down gay references in translation of divisive paper

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican made key changes to an English translation of passages about homosexuality in a divisive document on Thursday, watering down a message that had been seen as a major shift in its tone on gay people. The alterations...
  • Florida asks for state Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage

    MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi requested on Monday that the state Supreme Court be allowed to decide whether same-sex couples can marry within its jurisdiction. The move marks a change of course after she asked to delay any court...
  • Vatican document hailed by gay rights groups, called 'betrayal' by others

    Vatican document hailed by gay rights groups, called 'betrayal' by others
    In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples. Roman Catholic gay rights groups around...
  • Chicago, world react to Vatican's inclusive signs on gays, morals

    Chicago, world react to Vatican's inclusive signs on gays, morals
    Roman Catholics in Chicago and around the world hailed a preliminary report by an international assembly of bishops Monday as a new sign that Pope Francis is orchestrating a dramatic shift in tone concerning homosexuality and other moral issues. The 12-...
  • Judge says gay marriage is now legal in North Carolina

    RALEIGH, N.C. Same-sex marriage became legal in North Carolina on Friday after a dizzying day of court filings that ended with a federal judge in the western part of the state nullifying the ban. Scenes of jubilation, relief and an emotional sense of...
  • Indiana, Wisconsin proceed with same-sex marriages

    Indiana, Wisconsin proceed with same-sex marriages
    Bonnie Everly and Lyn Judkins of Chesterton, Ind., will soon be tying the knot. So will Bill Hetland and Phillip Anderson of Kenosha, Wis. The couples were elated to hear the news Monday that the Supreme Court allowed case decisions to stand —...
  • Student group pulls out of talks to end Hong Kong protests as pro-government violence mounts

    HONG KONG A leading student group has pulled out of negotiations with the Hong Kong government on ending protests here after an angry crowd surrounded pro-democracy protesters Friday, assaulting them and calling them traitors. Police intervened and...
  • Gay marriage bans fall in Idaho, Nevada after high court decision

    Gay marriage bans fall in Idaho, Nevada after high court decision
    Legal momentum for extending U.S. marriage rights to same-sex couples accelerated on Tuesday as a federal appeals court struck down bans on gay matrimony in Idaho and Nevada a day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand similar rulings for five other...
  • Supreme Court clears the way for gay marriage in 11 more states

    Just 12 years ago, it was illegal for gays and lesbians to marry anywhere in the U.S. But Monday,‎ the drive to legalize same-sex marriage — which began some two decades ago as a seemingly far-fetched quest — neared final victory as...