Gay rights

Officials investigate the scene where a suspect in a series of bombing attacks in Austin blew himself up as authorities closed in, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Round Rock, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 21, 2018 - 5:14 pm
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Austin bombings (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A friend of the suspected Austin bomber says he was an assertive person who would end up being "dominant and intimidating in conversation." Jeremiah Jensen tells the Austin American-Statesman that he was close...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:55 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In her first appearance as a New York gubernatorial candidate, "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon hammered her Democratic opponent Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the crumbling subway, the "cesspool" of corruption in state government and inequality across the state. But she couldn't...
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In this photo taken Thursday, March 15, 2018, state Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, right, talks with Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates, of Laguna Niguel, after the Senate session in Sacramento, Calif. Atkins will make history Wednesday, March 21, 2018, when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate’s top job. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 18, 2018 - 11:46 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job. A former Assembly speaker, Atkins is taking over the post of Senate president pro tem from fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon as...
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March 16, 2018 - 5:08 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials say the city has stopped two faith-based agencies from placing foster children after learning the agencies discriminate against LGBTQ people. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the city Department of Human Services ended foster-care intake with Bethany...
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March 06, 2018 - 1:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story March 5 about school bullying, The Associated Press erroneously reported the details of a boy's suicide. Jacobe Taras killed himself with a hunting rifle when he was 13, not a shotgun when he was 12. A corrected version of the story is below: Should schools be...
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Sebastian Lelio, foreground center, and Nicolas Saavedra, from back left, Daniela Vega, Alejandro Goic, and Pablo Larrain accept the award for best foreign language film for "A Fantastic Woman" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 04, 2018 - 11:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Landmark Chilean drama "A Fantastic Woman," a stirring story of love and loss that centers on a transgender woman, won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday. "I'm in Jupiter," elated director Sebastian Lelio said backstage after accepting his golden statuette. "I can...
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February 28, 2018 - 4:17 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania court has ruled that a teacher who retired before same-sex marriage was legalized is entitled to health care benefits for his husband. reports that Gateway School District in suburban Pittsburgh denied the man's request to retroactively sign up for...
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FILE - This July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Software developer Tim Chevalier, a former Google employee who is transgender, is suing the tech company over issues of diversity. Chevalier's lawsuit was filed Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in San Francisco County Court. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 22, 2018 - 12:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Another former Google employee is suing the tech company over issues of diversity. Software developer Tim Chevalier, who is transgender, says he was fired for speaking up about online bullying he experienced at the company and complaining about discrimination, harassment and white...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2018, file photo, Adam Rippon performs during the men's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. Rippon remains open to speaking with Mike Pence over the vice president’s conservative stance on gay rights after the Pyeongchang Olympics. The openly gay Rippon criticized the White House last month for choosing Pence to lead the official U.S. delegation for the Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, opening ceremony. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 08, 2018 - 2:30 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon doesn't want his monthlong dispute with Mike Pence over the vice president's record on gay rights to overshadow his long-awaited Olympic performance. Or those of the rest of the American team. One of two openly gay U.S. athletes at the Pyeongchang Games,...
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Supporters of presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado, with National Restoration party, rally outside a polling station during general elections in San Jose, Costa Rica, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Costa Ricans voted Sunday in a presidential race shaken by an international court ruling saying the country should let same-sex couples get married. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
February 04, 2018 - 11:12 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — An evangelical candidate who soared in the polls after coming out strongly against same-sex marriage and a governing party loyalist who favors it led in preliminary returns from Costa Rica's presidential election late Sunday, and appeared poised to go to a runoff. With...
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