Gays and lesbians

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson prays during the church's twice-annual conference, in Salt Lake City. Nelson has rolled out a dizzying number of policy changes during his first two years at the helm of the faith, leading to heightened anticipation for what he may announce at this weekend's church conference in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 05, 2019 - 10:09 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints laid out Saturday how the faith intends to navigate its delicate balance of firm opposition to same-sex relationships while being empathetic toward LGTBQ members. People should love everyone no matter their...
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September 30, 2019 - 9:18 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Monday with an American Jesuit who has been attacked by conservative U.S. Catholics for reaching out to gays, the latest evidence of Francis' willingness to shrug off right-wing criticism for the sake of his pastoral priorities. The Vatican listed the...
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Aimee Stephens talks during in an interview in Ferndale, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The Supreme Court will hear Stephens’ case Oct. 8 over whether federal civil rights law that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex protects transgender people. Other arguments that day deal with whether the same law covers sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 30, 2019 - 4:44 am
FERNDALE, Michigan (AP) — Aimee Stephens lost her job at a suburban Detroit funeral home and she could lose her Supreme Court case over discrimination against transgender people. Amid her legal fight, her health is failing. But seven years after Stephens thought seriously of suicide and six years...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2010 file photo, Ed Buck crashes a campaign appearance for Meg Whitman, not shown, then a Republican candidate for governor of California, in Los Angeles. It took more than two years from the first overdose death in political donor Buck's apartment until his arrest this month. In the time in between, another man died in the West Hollywood home, another had a close brush with death and several others reporting harrowing encounters with the gay white man who preyed on young black men to satisfy a drug-fueled sexual fetish. Activists who pushed for Buck's arrest wonder why it took so long to lock him up. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
September 29, 2019 - 11:16 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — When a dead man was carried out of Ed Buck's apartment two years ago, members of the gay political club he lavished with thousands of dollars in political donations swiftly ousted him. Buck attempted a comeback in early January, less than six months after prosecutors...
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Anne Montgomery, mother of Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, poses on an "I Love South Bend" statue outside his campaign office in South Bend, Ind., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
September 28, 2019 - 12:36 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Several times a week, Anne Montgomery makes her way a few miles from her home to a fifth-floor office in downtown South Bend that teems with young adults working to elect her son president. She reads letters that bring back anxieties about being the mother of Pete Buttigieg...
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September 26, 2019 - 8:21 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Religious-based adoption agencies that contract with the state of Michigan will be allowed to refuse to place children in LGBT homes under a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge Thursday. District Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids blocked Democratic state...
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September 24, 2019 - 5:06 am
PARIS (AP) — France's parliament is set to debate a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization and related procedures. The bioethics bill with the measure arrives Tuesday at the National Assembly. French law currently allows assisted reproduction only for...
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Billy Porter accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for "Pose" at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 22, 2019 - 11:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Game of Thrones" resurrected the Iron Throne at Sunday's Emmy ceremony, ruling as top drama on a night of surprises in which "Pose" star Billy Porter made history and the comedy series "Fleabag" led a British invasion that overturned expectations. "This all started in the...
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Patricia Arquette accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie for "The Act" at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 22, 2019 - 10:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Patricia Arquette is having a "wonderful time" in her acting career, but the Emmy winner says she is still personally struggling with the death of her transgender...
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the Climate Forum at Georgetown University, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 20, 2019 - 9:00 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The question posed to Pete Buttigieg — gay, married and running for president — came from a supporter at an Iowa campaign stop: What should he tell friends who say America isn't ready to elect a gay man as president? That prompted a woman in the crowd to object with an...
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