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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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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Midland City, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 12, 2017 - 11:45 pm
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore drew ridicule online after she declared that "one of our attorneys is a Jew," and said some of their close friends are "Jewish and rabbis" while defending him against accusations that he doesn't care for blacks or...
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Kim Silvers, left, hugs her daughter, Emily, while speaking during a graduation ceremony from the Appalachian Judicial Circuit family drug court program in Ellijay, Ga., Tuesday, April 11, 2017. "I went into this program and I was kid-less, jobless, broken, I didn't have anything," said Silvers, her eyes moist. "It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. But it is the most rewarding." Without it, she said as her daughters stood behind her, "I would be dead right now." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
December 12, 2017 - 3:58 pm
ELLIJAY, Georgia (AP) — The First Baptist Church auditorium was filling with an expectant crowd, friends and family who had been through so much. Kim Silvers' three young daughters were there, all dressed up and eager for the graduation, hoping to mark the end of years of heartache visited on them...
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Kim Silvers, left, hugs her daughter, Emily, while speaking during a graduation ceremony from the Appalachian Judicial Circuit family drug court program in Ellijay, Ga., Tuesday, April 11, 2017. "I went into this program and I was kid-less, jobless, broken, I didn't have anything," said Silvers, her eyes moist. "It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. But it is the most rewarding." Without it, she said as her daughters stood behind her, "I would be dead right now." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
December 12, 2017 - 10:23 am
ELLIJAY, Georgia (AP) — The First Baptist Church auditorium was filling with an expectant crowd, friends and family who had been through so much. Kim Silvers' three young daughters were there, all dressed up and eager for the graduation, hoping to mark the end of years of heartache visited on them...
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December 08, 2017 - 11:57 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor ordered health officials on Friday to treat married lesbian and heterosexual couples the same when listing the parents on a birth certificate, in an effort to comply with a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's birth certificate law was...
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Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon, bottom, is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) in the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
December 08, 2017 - 3:10 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It wasn't so much a conscious decision Vince Williams made to wear teammate Ryan Shazier's jersey during Steelers practice this week. And there wasn't anyone who compelled him to do it, either. For Williams, donning the No. 50 of his close friend while he's in the hospital with a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 1991 file photo, dancer Rudolf Nureyev concentrates as he conducts for the very first time an ensemble in Deauville, Normandy. The Bolshoi Theater on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 is to premiere a controversial ballet about dancer Rudolf Nureyev after the original opening was postponed and its director arrested. The production’s opening was cancelled on short notice in July, raising concerns that the ballet’s frank treatment of Nureyev’s gay relationships had offended authorities. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, file)
December 08, 2017 - 2:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's history Bolshoi Theater is getting ready to premiere a ballet about dancer Rudolf Nureyev after the original opening was postponed and its director arrested. The production's Moscow opening was canceled on short notice in July, raising concerns that the ballet's frank...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, John Legend performs at the 2017 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in New Orleans. Legend will take the stage at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway on Dec. 11 for Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which honors the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Other performers include Zara Larsson, Sigrid, Matoma and Lukas Graham. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2017 - 10:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize winners will be serenaded by John Legend on Monday and for that they can thank Legend's infant daughter — and a second baby on the way. The Grammy winner will take the stage at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway, on Dec. 11 for Nobel Peace Prize Concert, a gig...
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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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