Gay rights

FILE - In this April 28, 2015 file photo, demonstrators stand in front of a rainbow flag of the Supreme Court in Washington. In 2019, there were slightly less than 1 million same-sex couple households in the U.S., and a majority of those couples were married. New figures released Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that of the 980,000 same-sex couple households, 58% were married couples and 42% were unmarried partners. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 17, 2020 - 4:27 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages around the U.S., more than a half million households are made up of married same-sex couples, according to figures the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday. Since 2014, the year before the U.S. Supreme Court...
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September 17, 2020 - 3:16 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is threatening to withhold some federal funding from Connecticut school districts if they follow a state policy that allows transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports. In response to a complaint filed last year by several...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2018 file photo, Chick-fil-A signage is displayed in downtown, Athens, Ga. Chick-fil-A said Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, that it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio airport, even though the Texas city relented and agreed to let it do so after more than a year of legal wrangling. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
September 14, 2020 - 5:04 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chick-fil-A said Monday that it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio airport, even though the Texas city relented after more than a year of legal wrangling that began when some city leaders opposed the fast-food chain getting a spot, citing donations made by...
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda speaks to parliament members after he had been sworn in for a second term, at the parliament, in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Many of Poland's former leaders abstained from the ceremony to show disapproval for his first term policies.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
September 14, 2020 - 4:06 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative government came under criticism Monday in the European Parliament, where some lawmakers called for it to lose European Union funding over its rule of law record and its stigmatization of LGBT people. The parliament was discussing a new report on...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 file photo, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott listens to lawmakers speak in Parliament in Canberra, Australia. Prominent equality and environmental activists, including “Lord of the Rings” star Ian McKellen have urged the British government to drop plans to make former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott a U.K. trade advisor. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government faced growing opposition Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 over reports it will appoint Abbott, who led a conservative Australian government between 2013 and 2015, to the U.K.’s Board of Trade. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk, file)
September 04, 2020 - 8:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Prominent equality and environmental activists, including “Lord of the Rings” star Ian McKellen, have urged the British government to drop plans to make former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott a U.K. trade adviser. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government faced growing criticism...
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Portland police declare a riot at the Multnomah County Building, on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Officers made at least two arrests of protesters. Officials say protesters in Portland broke out the windows of a county government building, sprayed lighter fluid inside and set it on fire in a demonstration that ended with clashes with police. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
August 19, 2020 - 7:31 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in Portland broke out the windows of a county government building, sprayed lighter fluid inside and set a fire in a demonstration that started Tuesday night and ended Wednesday morning with clashes with police, officials said. The fire at the Multnomah Building...
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A women holds a rainbow flags as she stands in front of a police line during a protest against a demonstration of far-right activists in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. The far-right activists protest against LGBT rights. Tensions over LGBT rights have been growing in Poland after an increasingly visible gay rights movement has been met by an angry backlash from the church and the government. (Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 18, 2020 - 12:57 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dozens of authors, artists and scholars — including writer Margaret Atwood and film directors Pedro Almodóvar and Mike Leigh— have expressed outrage at the hostility being directed toward LGBT people in Poland by the country's president and other politicians. In what they...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, people gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington. A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a new regulation that would roll back health care protections for transgender people. The regulation from the federal Department of Health and Human Services was finalized days after the Supreme Court barred sex discrimination against LGBT individuals on the job. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 17, 2020 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge blocked the Trump administration on Monday from enforcing a new regulation that would roll back health care protections for transgender people. Finalized days after the Supreme Court barred sex discrimination against LGBT individuals on the job, the regulation from...
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Police scuffle with pro-LGBT protesters angry at the arrest of an LGBT activist in Warsaw, Poland on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The incident comes amid rising tensions in Poland between LGBT activists and a conservative government that is opposed to LGBT rights. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 08, 2020 - 4:07 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A large crowd of LGBT rights supporters gathered in Warsaw on Saturday to protest the arrest of a transgender activist who had carried out acts of civil disobedience against rising homophobia in Poland. “You will not lock all of us up!” people chanted at the demonstration that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Barbara Bollier, D-Mission Hills, speaks during a meeting of Democratic senators at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Bollier is pitching herself as a “voice of reason” with a decade's worth of working with lawmakers from both parties (AP Photo/John Hanna File)
August 08, 2020 - 9:02 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are pinning their unusually high hopes for winning a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas for the first time in almost 90 years on a retired doctor and former Republican who vexed conservatives with her support for Medicaid expansion and abortion and LGBTQ rights. State Sen...
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