Family issues

March 12, 2018 - 2:35 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gay rights advocates in Oklahoma are launching a campaign to stop a bill they say will codify the ability of religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples seeking to adopt. Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director Troy Stevenson said Monday the bill is...
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This Thursday, March 8, 2018 photo shows the Nystrsom Guest House pictured in downtown Reno, Nev. The home is one of two historic homes a developer wants to relocate for a revitalization project. Built in 1875, it was one of the first boarding houses catering to divorce-seekers who helped make Reno the ''Divorce Capital of the World'' during the 1930s because of its lax residency laws. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
March 10, 2018 - 2:19 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two historic houses that lie in the path of its revitalization project in downtown Reno, including one that played a key role in the city's emergence in the 1930s as the "Divorce Capital of the World," will be relocated, not razed, if a developer has its way. Officials for Jacobs...
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March 09, 2018 - 4:34 pm
CRANBROOK, British Columbia (AP) — A judge has rejected a challenge of Canada's polygamy laws that was launched after two men were found guilty in British Columbia. Winston Blackmore and James Oler were found guilty in British Columbia Supreme Court last July of having multiple wives, but a lawyer...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 7:36 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: "Black Panther" star Danai Gurira says the hit movie is showing the world that women and men "can work shoulder to shoulder" and their abilities "are equally valued in a society." Gurira spoke at an event marking International Women's Day on Thursday at U.N...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2017 file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson attends his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev. Fox TV will air an O.J. Simpson special including an unseen 2006 interview in which he theorizes about what happened the night his ex-wife was murdered. The two-hour special, with the provocative title "O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?" will air 8 p.m. EST Sunday, March 11. Soledad O'Brien is the host. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)
March 08, 2018 - 5:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox TV is offering viewers a chance to go "inside" O.J. Simpson's head when it airs a previously unseen 2006 interview in which he theorizes about what happened the night his ex-wife was murdered. Airing Sunday, "O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?" will include the ex-football star'...
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March 08, 2018 - 5:24 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The new mayor of a mostly polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border is finishing off a complete overhaul of municipal staff and boards after mass resignations when she took office in January to become the first woman and first non-member of the polygamous sect to hold the...
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Thousands of demonstrators protest male violence against women and demanding an equality labour opportunities at the Paseo Sarasate Promenade, during the female general strike to commemorate International Women's Day, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
March 08, 2018 - 11:00 am
MADRID (AP) — Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women's Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi. Spanish women were...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 26, 2017 photo, a couple purchases orange juice at a cart during Eid al-Fitr holiday in Rabat, Morocco. Morocco’s Parliament passed a long-sought law last month on combating violence against women. It recognizes some forms of abuse for the first time and criminalizes some forms of domestic violence. But critics say it doesn’t go nearly far enough to address the deep-seated problem. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File)
March 08, 2018 - 1:32 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — For 23 years, Khadija says her husband raped her, nearly every day. And her case is far from unique, according to counselors at the Annajda Center in Rabat, one of over 1,000 associations in Morocco working to advance women's rights in the Muslim majority kingdom. "I recall...
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March 06, 2018 - 2:27 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — UNICEF says a significant fall in child marriages in South Asia has reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally. The statement released Tuesday says more educational opportunities and government investment in adolescent girls and strong advocacy about the illegality of such...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Feb. 11, 2018, angry people try to stone the house of a man suspected of raping a 4-year-old girl, in Adana, southern Turkey, narrowly escaping the neighbourhood lynching attempt. The incident sparked a public outcry and calls for the government to increase the punishment of child sexual abuse offenders to include life sentences and chemical castration.(DHA-Depo Photos via AP, File)
March 04, 2018 - 8:23 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A man suspected of raping a sleeping 4-year-old girl during a wedding in southern Turkey narrowly escaped a neighborhood lynching attempt, sparking a public outcry and calls for the government to prevent and more severely punish child sexual abuse. Among the heavier penalties the...
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