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Pakistani man guilty in al-Qaida plot to bomb NYC subway

Wed, 2015/03/04 - 4:00pm

By JAY REEVES Associated Press Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is... Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians.

Man is found guilty of murdering his girlfriend's son after the...

Wed, 2015/03/04 - 10:55am

Maimed victims arrive in court to face 'Boston bomber', as trial hears how Dzhokhar Tsarnaev targeted children with explosive that blew the arms off Martin Richard, 8, and left him to bleed to death 'I will f***ing own anyone on this flight; they are peasants': Witness gives shocking account of Conrad Hilton's drug-fueled flight meltdown as socialite faces jail time for outburst Confession of teen, 16, who 'raped his math teacher and slashed her throat before dragging her body into woods' cannot be used at trial because cops 'coerced' it from him 'Scientology almost killed me': John Travolta's nephew details his life on the run since his decision to leave the Church Good Samaritan who shoveled snow from disabled woman's sidewalk is shocked when grumpy neighbor, 69, dumps the snow BACK on the walkway and 'assaults him' Swing vote on Supreme Court says striking down Obamacare subsidies ... (more)

Ben Carson: Prisons prove being gay is a choice

Wed, 2015/03/04 - 6:46am

Ben Carson says homosexuality is a choice because many people "go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay." The neurosurgeon and potential Republican candidate for president in 2016 made the comment in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo that aired Wednesday on "New Day."

Neb.'s Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down: 5 Things You Should Know

Wed, 2015/03/04 - 5:45am

Another blow has been struck against gay marriage bans. A federal judge blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional on Monday.

Eric Holder: 'Nothing justifies excluding same-sex couples from the institution of marriage'

Wed, 2015/03/04 - 1:46am

Attorney General Eric Holder penned a piece for the USA Today Monday announcing that the Department of Justice will file a friend-of-the-court brief this week arguing that same-sex marriage bans nationwide are unconstitutional in the cases to be argued before the Supreme Court next month. The position goes considerably further than the last brief the government filed in advance of Supreme Court consideration of marriage equality in 2013.

Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses

Tue, 2015/03/03 - 9:32pm

More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline said in... More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline said in a court... By JAY REEVES Associated Press The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that... Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.

Alabama Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage

Tue, 2015/03/03 - 8:26pm

The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, a decision that flies in the face of numerous rulings by federal judges in Alabama and other states across the country who have said banning gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. The all-Republican court sided with a pair of conservative organizations Tuesday in ruling that the U.S. Constitution doesn't alter the judges' duty to administer state law, which defines marriage as between only one man and one woman.

Slovenian lawmakers approve same-sex marriage, adoption

Tue, 2015/03/03 - 4:22pm

Slovenian lawmakers have approved same-sex marriage and child adoption by gay couples amid opposition from conservative groups and the Catholic Church. Parliament voted 51:28 Tuesday to pass changes to the family law allowing homosexual couples to marry and adopt children.

Kerry Washington To Be Honoured At Glaad Media Awards

Tue, 2015/03/03 - 2:17pm

Actress Kerry Washington is set to be honoured by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation at its annual Media Awards. The Scandal star will be feted with the Vanguard Award, which recognises a member of the entertainment industry who has made a significant contribution to promoting equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Gay rights activist charged with faking abduction: a I dona t want to diea

Tue, 2015/03/03 - 9:58am

An Ohio gay rights activist has been charged with making false claims on social media for allegedly lying about his own kidnapping. His tweets went viral on social media as people scrambled to help him.

VP Biden to headline gay rights group's convention

Tue, 2015/03/03 - 5:48am

The Human Rights Campaign says Biden will headline its annual convention on Friday in Washington. The group advocates for equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

12 states that still ban same-sex marriage

Tue, 2015/03/03 - 1:43am

A federal judge has struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage, calling it an "unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of its citizens." U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon's decision Monday means that same-sex marriage is now against the law in fewer than one in four states.

Then there were 12: Nebraska ordered to end same-sex marriage ban

Tue, 2015/03/03 - 1:43am

A federal judge has struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage, calling it an "unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of its citizens." U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon's decision Monday means that same-sex marriage is now against the law in fewer than one in four states.

Gay community celebrating judge's lift on same sex marriage ban

Tue, 2015/03/03 - 12:44am

But the state's appeal Monday morning has created another potential hurdle for longtime partners Bil Roby and Greg Tubach, who were part of the lawsuit filed against the state back in November. "I'm not surprised that Judge Bataillon ruled the way he did and I'm not surprised that the state appealed his process," Tubach said.

Texas lawmaker married five times files error-filled complaint against gay marriage

Mon, 2015/03/02 - 8:44pm

The national LGBT movement kicked off when New York City police officers raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay and lesbian bar in the Greenwich Village area of the city. In the wake of the Stonewall Inn raid in 1969, two gay activists in Minneapolis attempted to file for a marriage license in Minnesota.

Kelly Clarkson doesn't mind if her daughter is gay

Mon, 2015/03/02 - 4:29pm

Kelly Clarkson has admitted she doesn't mind if her daughter River Rose comes out as gay in the future but would just like to her to find love. The 'Heartbeat Song' hitmaker has admitted eight-month-old River Rose's sexual orientation isn't an issue for her and all she wants is for the little one to find love when she's older.

22 gay rights activists protesting in Idaho House and Senate

Mon, 2015/03/02 - 12:15pm

More than 20 gay rights activists are protesting in the Idaho House and Senate chambers in an attempt to pressure lawmakers into passing anti-discrimination protections. 22 gay rights activists protesting in Idaho House and Senate More than 20 gay rights activists are protesting in the Idaho House and Senate chambers in an attempt to pressure lawmakers into passing anti-discrimination protections.

No, Nebraska, you cana t ban gay marriage, says federal court

Mon, 2015/03/02 - 10:10am

A federal judge has blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban, but the decision will not take effect until March 9. Seven same-sex couples filed a lawsuit last year challenging the state's voter-backed ban. Last week, Bataillon heard arguments for and against a motion for an injunction to block enforcement of the ban while the lawsuit is pending.

Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban

Mon, 2015/03/02 - 10:10am

A federal judge on Monday blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban, but the decision will not take effect for a week and the state plans to appeal. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon ordered the state not to enforce its ban.

U.S. judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Mon, 2015/03/02 - 10:10am

A federal judge today ruled Nebraska's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in a decision that could allow same-sex couples to marry in the state within a week. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon issued a preliminary injunction in the case brought by seven same-sex couples in the state, calling Nebraska's ban an "unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of its citizens."