Same sex marriage

Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, Cuban First Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa, second left, and Cuban Vice President Ramiro Valdez, center, attend the session to debate the draft of a new Constitution, at the Convention Palace in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. The draft will be submitted to a popular referendum on Feb. 24, 2019. Cuba's government said Tuesday that language promoting the legalization of gay marriage will be removed from the draft after widespread popular rejection of the idea. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
December 22, 2018 - 5:49 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's National Assembly on Saturday approved an update of the country's constitution, the final step before a national referendum expected to approve the new charter in February. The new constitution contains more continuity than change, although it recognizes the de-facto...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, holding up a gay pride flag, transsexual Wendy Iriepa, who had a sex change, rides to her wedding on a classic car in Havana, Cuba. Cuba said on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 that language promoting the legalization of gay marriage will be removed from the draft of a new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)
December 18, 2018 - 6:12 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's government said Tuesday that language promoting the legalization of gay marriage will be removed from the draft of a new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea. Gay rights advocates had proposed eliminating the description of marriage as a union of a man...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2016, file photo, supporters of LGBT and human rights wave rainbow flags during a rally supporting a proposal to allow same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, on the World Human Rights Day. Voters in Taiwan passed on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
November 25, 2018 - 5:29 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. The vote on Saturday, organized...
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Supporters of the opposition Nationalist Party cheer in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Taiwan's ruling party suffered a major defeat Saturday in local elections seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. (AP Photo)
November 24, 2018 - 8:38 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's ruling party was handed a major defeat in local elections Saturday that were seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. Soon after the results came in, President...
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Supporters of Taipei city mayor and city mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je cheer for Ko's victory in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday early morning, Nov. 25, 2018. Taiwan's ruling party suffered a major defeat Saturday in local elections seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
November 24, 2018 - 8:11 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on local elections in Taiwan (all times local): 10 a.m. Voters in Taiwan have approved a referendum opposing same-sex marriage while rejecting a proposal to change the name of its Olympic team to Taiwan from the current Chinese Taipei. The referendums were among 10...
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November 12, 2018 - 8:14 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An Episcopal bishop in Albany, New York, has issued a directive banning same-sex marriages in his diocese, saying the church has been "hijacked by the 'Gay Rights Agenda.'" The Rev. William Love says in a pastoral letter that Scripture describes same-sex relationships as "sinful...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 9, 2018 file photo, two girls kiss holding a rainbow flag during the gay pride parade in Bucharest, Romania. Romania's top court has ruled that gay couples should have the same family rights as heterosexuals, a judgment that comes before a referendum seeking to ban same-sex marriage. The Constitutional Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the same rights to a private and family life as heterosexuals. Teodora Ion-Rotaru, of the gay rights group Accept, told The Associated Press on Friday, Sept. 28 the ruling was "extremely important." (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)
September 29, 2018 - 3:50 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's national broadcaster has apologized after a studio camera operator interrupted a live TV debate on a referendum seeking to ban same-sex marriage. TVR1 said sorry to viewers Saturday after a broadcast was interrupted when a technical staff member used "...
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Incumbent U.S. Sen. Tom Carper bows to the crowd with his wife Martha looking on as they walk into Bluewinkle's Diamond Club at Frawley Stadium, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Wilmington, Del., to a cheering crowd of supporters as he gives a victory speech after defeating progressive political newcomer Kerri Evelyn Harris in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary. (Suchat Pederson /The News Journal via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 11:33 am
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — If an antiestablishment wave is moving the Democratic party to the left, longtime U.S. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has proven to be a breakwater, easily fending off a primary challenger making her first run for office. Carper, 71, trounced Kerri Evelyn Harris, setting up a...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018, file photo, Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., asks a question of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she testifies to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kerri Evelyn Harris, whose resume includes loading giant Air Force cargo planes, frying chicken at a convenience store chain and working as an auto body mechanic, is seeking in the Thursday, Sept. 6, Democratic primary to unseat three-term incumbent Carper, one of the most successful politicians in Delaware history. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 06, 2018 - 9:23 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Incumbent Tom Carper won Thursday's Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Delaware, easily fending off a challenge from a political newcomer who had hoped to become the latest liberal candidate to score an upset against a powerful legislator. Carper's victory set up a November race...
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Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 02, 2018 - 4:57 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is starting to push back against Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, author of the bombshell accusation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis, with a statement Sunday from its former spokesman about a controversial 2015 meeting Vigano organized. The Rev. Federico...
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