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  • Inside the grass-roots group that wants America to 'feel the Bern'

    NEW YORK Joseph Beuerlein, a 33-year-old bartender and actor, was looking through the list of groups registered to march in New York City's Gay Pride Parade when he noticed that Hillary for America would be there, but no Bernie Sanders surrogates. He...
  • Philadelphia celebration to mark 50th anniversary of gay-rights protest

    PHILADELPHIA It was a polite protest, the women wearing dresses and heels, the men in dark suits and ties. But when John James stepped onto Independence Mall on that hot July Fourth in 1965, he had a lot to lose. Being identified as gay much less...
  • Attorney General Lynch comes home

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says civil rights will be a focus as she serves as the nation's top prosecutor. Lynch on Wednesday visited Raleigh and Durham, where she spent 12 years of her childhood. The first African-American woman to lead the U....
  • Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

    Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. The vote came...
  • Ohio high court orders use of gender-neutral language

    The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the use of gender-neutral references in family court cases in place of words such as husband and wife following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country. The Ohio high court says the...
  • Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

    With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions. Opposition withered as some...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Episcopalians approve gay marriage, allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a...
  • LGBT victories leave Equality Maryland on last legs

    LGBT victories leave Equality Maryland on last legs
    Victories in LGBT rights have left a state advocacy group with dwindling funding. The Board of Directors of Equality Maryland and its foundation announced Tuesday that it will either reduce or cease operations next month due to declining revenues...
  • NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired; Televisa drops pageant

    NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. The network said it would no longer air the...
  • Indiana religious objections law to take effect months after uproar

    Indiana religious objections law to take effect months after uproar
    The threats to boycott Indiana have faded since the uproar this spring over the state's religious objections law, which takes effect Wednesday. Yet, the law criticized as possible legal discrimination against gays and lesbians still troubles tourism...
  • Even in the Jim Crow South, a mother could impart wisdom about race

    I was born in South Carolina, in the Jim Crow South to a father from rural Mississippi who openly disliked people of color, and to a mother who was half Lebanese. My parents met in high school and found enough common ground to marry. But I never...