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Gay Rights

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  • 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 —...
  • 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 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-...
  • 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...
  • Burger King selling gay rights burger

    Burger King selling gay rights burger
    Fast food chain Burger King is taking its own unique stance on gay rights with a "new" whopper.  The Proud Whopper, which will be sold at one San Francisco area location, doesn't have any extra ingredients or special sauces. It isn't a veggie burger...
  • 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,...
  • Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups

    Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups
    The candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor rolled out dueling endorsements Thursday from gay rights groups. Nan Rich of Weston, former Democratic leader of the Florida Senate, was endorsed by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council....
  • Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians

    Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians
    Attempting to make inroads with a Democratic-leaning voting bloc, the Palm Beach County Republican Party is reaching out to the gay and lesbian community. Chairwoman Anita Mitchell hopes gays and lesbians will see the Republican Party as something other...