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  • In starkly different tone, Vatican report says gays should be welcome

    Cardinals and bishops summoned by Pope Francis to the Vatican to discuss the modern family have said that homosexuals should be welcomed into the Roman Catholic Church and that heterosexual civil unions have “positive” aspects. Without...
  • Thailand hits party scene to combat rising HIV among gay men

    BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bare-chested male models strutted through the glitzy ballroom in Bangkok to the beat of house music while dozens of young gay men waited anxiously, working up the nerve to have a blood test. The mostly female health...
  • Mascotte creates domestic partnership registry

     Mascotte creates domestic partnership registry
    MASCOTTE — In the middle of the night, John Ellis awoke in pain. A bulging cyst had formed near his knee, so his partner, John Bradford, rushed him to the hospital. But when the couple arrived, Bradford was not allowed to accompany his ailing...
  • Islamic State publication seeks to justify slavery and sexual abuse

    Islamic State publication seeks to justify slavery and sexual abuse
    In the latest edition of an English-language magazine published by Islamic State, the militants justify forcing ethnic Yazidi women into sexual slavery – a practice they say is encouraged under Islamic law. An article titled “The Revival...
  • Closing The Sale With Female Voters

    Closing The Sale With Female Voters
    NORWALK — Polls show that Tom Foley has struggled to connect with women voters, but the Republican candidate for governor is working to close the gender gap. "This is not a race about issues that matter to women and don't matter to men, or...
  • 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...
  • Let state Supreme Court decide same-sex marriage now, Florida's attorney general says

    MIAMI In a startling move Monday night, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi asked the Florida Supreme Court to decide once and for all whether same-sex couples can marry in the Sunshine State. "That is unquestionably an important issue, and the...
  • 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-...
  • Maryland delegation's votes on LGBT-related bills fall exactly along party lines

    Maryland delegation's votes on LGBT-related bills fall exactly along party lines
    Earlier this week, we mentioned here that U.S. Rep. Andy Harris was named by the Human Rights Campaign to be among the most "anti-equality" members of Congress. The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights group added the Baltimore...
  • U.S. Bank accused of housing discrimination in Palm Beach County

    U.S. Bank accused of housing discrimination in Palm Beach County
    The National Fair Housing Alliance has filed an amended lawsuit against U.S. Bank, accusing it of not properly maintaining foreclosed homes in minority neighborhoods across Palm Beach County and other communities nationwide. The fair housing group...