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Gay Rights

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  • Man admits hate crime in West Side attack on lesbian couple

    Man admits hate crime in West Side attack on lesbian couple
    On a mild July night, Quintas Lockett was walking home from a West Side liquor store with her girlfriend when the couple were beaten by an angry mob — a hate crime prosecutors said was sparked by a man who took offense at two lesbians strolling by....
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court's surprise move opens door to gay marriage in 30 states

    Supreme Court's surprise move opens door to gay marriage in 30 states
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprising move that will allow gay men and women to get married in five additional states, with more likely to follow quickly. On the first day...
  • 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 —...
  • Gay rights group endorses Republican Ellyn Bogdanoff

    Gay rights group endorses Republican Ellyn Bogdanoff
    The gay rights group Palm Beach County Human Rights Council has endorsed former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff in her bid to re-take the seat she lost two years ago to state Sen. Maria Sachs. Bogdanoff is a Republican. Sachs is a Democrat. Rand Hoch,...
  • Republican group supporting gay rights runs ad for Charlie Dent

    Republican group supporting gay rights runs ad for Charlie Dent
    — Republican Congressman Charlie Dent's supportive comments on same-sex marriage earlier this year have earned him a little outside advertising help. Dent isn't facing an opponent this fall, but the American Unity PAC still chipped in, paying $50,...