Gays and lesbians

Attorney Rebecca Copeland, left, who is representing a divorced lesbian woman who wants to dissolve parental rights, argues in front of the Hawaii Supreme Court, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 in Kaneohe, Hawaii. National gay rights advocates are watching how the case plays out in Hawaii, likely the first such case before a state's highest court, experts say. A woman wants to sever her parental rights to a child her ex-wife gave birth to and is appealing a family court ruling denying that request. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
December 14, 2017 - 6:39 pm
KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) — Attorneys for a divorced lesbian couple fighting over child support in a closely watched case agreed Thursday that consent to having a baby together is a crucial issue but disagreed over whether both spouses gave it. A woman wants to sever her parental rights to a child her...
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Members of Family Love Alliance, who are behind a judicial review seeking to make gay sex and sex outside marriage illegal, react in dejection after judges ruled against their case at the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. The country's top court on Thursday rejected the arguments of the conservative group in a victory for the country's besieged LGBT minority. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
December 14, 2017 - 3:16 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court on Thursday ruled against petitioners seeking to make gay sex and sex outside marriage illegal in a victory for the country's besieged LGBT minority. The 5-to-4 decision by the nine-judge panel of the Constitutional Court rejected the arguments of a...
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In this Sept. 30, 2017 photo, members of a gay organization "Panambi," meaning butterfly in Guarani, protest the killing of transvestite prostitutes and demand equal rights for gays during the annual LGBQT parade in Asuncion, Paraguay. Discrimination against gay and transgender people has traditionally been the norm in Paraguay, and activists say it's becoming more evident since the conservative government recently banned the teaching of sexual diversity in schools. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
December 14, 2017 - 12:29 am
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Mariana Sepulveda has been stabbed on the street, detained by police and expelled from her high school — all for being transgender in Paraguay, one of the most sexually conservative countries in Latin America. "I've felt hate for not being heterosexual," said Sepulveda, 32...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2006 file photo, Kirk Humphreys, the former mayor of Oklahoma City, speaks at a news conference in Oklahoma City. Humphreys, a member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, is being criticized Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who have resigned recently after allegations of sexual misconduct. Humphreys made the comments over the weekend on a television public affairs show. The LGBTQ advocacy group Freedom Oklahoma has called for his removal from the board if he does not apologize. (AP Photo/File)
December 12, 2017 - 7:39 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents is scheduled to meet for the first time since one of its members compared gay people to pedophiles. OU regents will meet Tuesday amid calls for board member Kirk Humphreys to resign. He made the comments on an Oklahoma City public...
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December 11, 2017 - 9:50 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) David Elcott, New York University (THE CONVERSATION) Are conservative evangelicals and Catholics in political decline? Many liberals apparently see hypocrisy over sexual harassment...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2006 file photo, Kirk Humphreys, the former mayor of Oklahoma City, speaks at a news conference in Oklahoma City. Humphreys, a member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, is being criticized Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who have resigned recently after allegations of sexual misconduct. Humphreys made the comments over the weekend on a television public affairs show. The LGBTQ advocacy group Freedom Oklahoma has called for his removal from the board if he does not apologize. (AP Photo/File)
December 11, 2017 - 9:45 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents who is being criticized for comparing gay people to pedophiles (all times local): 8:30 p.m. University of Oklahoma Regent Kirk Humphreys now disavows a statement made on a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2006 file photo, Kirk Humphreys, the former mayor of Oklahoma City, speaks at a news conference in Oklahoma City. Humphreys, a member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, is being criticized Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who have resigned recently after allegations of sexual misconduct. Humphreys made the comments over the weekend on a television public affairs show. The LGBTQ advocacy group Freedom Oklahoma has called for his removal from the board if he does not apologize. (AP Photo/File)
December 11, 2017 - 6:36 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents was rebuked Monday for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who've recently resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Kirk Humphreys made the comments during a local TV...
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December 11, 2017 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a lower court ruling that a federal employment discrimination law doesn't protect a person against discrimination based on their sexual orientation. The court on Monday declined to take up the question of whether a law that bars workplace...
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Members of parliament, from left, Cathy McGowan, Adam Brandt and Andrew Wilkie celebrate the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Gay marriage was endorsed by 62 percent of Australian voters who responded to a government-commissioned postal ballot by last month. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
December 08, 2017 - 2:26 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Gay marriage in Australia became a law Friday as the prime minister gained a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament, and the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull traveled...
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Members of parliament, from left, Cathy McGowan, Adam Brandt and Andrew Wilkie celebrate the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Gay marriage was endorsed by 62 percent of Australian voters who responded to a government-commissioned postal ballot by last month. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 11:31 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister rushed gay marriage into law on Friday by gaining a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament and as the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...
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