Gay rights

FILE - This combination of file photos shows the candidates for Minnesota attorney general from left, Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison and Republican Doug Wardlow. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 25, 2018 - 5:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Days after a poll showed Keith Ellison trailing in the attorney general's race, the Democrat has gone on the offensive against Republican Doug Wardlow. Ellison says his opponent's work for a conservative Christian legal group against LGBTQ causes shows he has an agenda of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, Roger Severino, director of the Office for Civil Rights, is interviewed at the office of Health and Human Services in Washington. LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury on Oct. 22, to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 22, 2018 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. "I feel very threatened, but...
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Bishops attend a canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Pope Francis declared Pope Paul VI and slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero saints, reciting in Latin the rite of canonization at the start of Mass in St. Peter's Square. After hearing brief biographies of Paul, Romero and five other people canonized Sunday, Francis declared them saints and "decreed that they are to be venerated as such by the whole church." (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)
October 21, 2018 - 5:16 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops are entering the final week of debate over hot-button issues facing young Catholics, including how the church should welcome gays and respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal that has discredited many in the church hierarchy. The monthlong synod of bishops ends...
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Thousands of people attend a demonstration with the slogan 'indivisible' against hate and four solidarity instead of exclusion in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The main poster reads: 'indivisible- solidarity instead of exclusion'. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
October 13, 2018 - 9:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people protested racism and discrimination Saturday in Berlin, a demonstration that came amid rising concerns about Germany's increasingly confident far right. A wide range of groups, including pro-refugee, gay rights and Muslim organizations, backed the "...
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October 13, 2018 - 8:22 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first-ever equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. More than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists gathered Saturday in downtown...
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This 1989 photo provided by the Matthew Shepard Foundation shows Matthew Shepard in San Francisco. The murder of Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, was a watershed moment for gay rights and LGBTQ acceptance in the U.S., so much so that 20 years later the crime remains seared into the national consciousness. (Dennis Shepard/The Matthew Shepard Foundation via AP)
October 12, 2018 - 4:14 pm
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the sandy-haired college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. But two decades after Matthew...
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A man reads the headlines announcing the results of the Brazilian presidential election, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro just missed outright victory in Sunday's vote, and will face former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers' Party in an Oct. 28 runoff. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 08, 2018 - 8:14 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The far-right former army captain who looks likely to become Brazil's next president promised nothing short of a complete overhaul of Latin America's largest nation, vowing Monday to combat the evils of corruption by gutting government ministries and privatizing state...
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A child lifts the courtain of a voting booth as his father casts his vote, in Ciorogarla, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Romanians are voting Sunday around the country for a second day on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
October 07, 2018 - 1:09 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians voted Sunday on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage, but the referendum was at risk of being invalidated after voters failed to participate in large numbers. The proposed amendment would change the definition of...
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A woman casts her vote, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Two days of voting on a constitutional amendment that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage has started in Romania. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
October 07, 2018 - 8:44 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Romania's vote to change the definition of marriage (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The head of the Romanian Orthodox Church is urging the faith's adherents to vote in a referendum that would make it harder to legalize same-sex marriage, if it passes. The church...
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Sister Jean Bingham, left, Relief Society General President, greets President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency, speaks during the general women's session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. At right is Sister Rayna Alburto, Second Counselor of the Relief Society General Presidency and President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 10:15 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons will start spending less time at church each Sunday — two hours instead of three — after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe. The switch, which takes effect in January, is a significant one for Mormons, who...
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