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Should We Relax on
Gay Rights? 'Yes—and No'
Jun 27, 2022 3:04 PM CDT
Should We Relax on Gay Rights? 'Yes—and No'
Ruth Marcus warns why we shouldn't dismiss Thomas' seemingly outlier push on nixing other precedents
- Attached to the Supreme Court's majority opinion in overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday was a solo concurring opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas that suggested he'd like to also reconsider cases involving contraception, same-sex marriage, and other private sexual conduct. The pundit consensus has since deemed the chances...
In His Roe Opinion, Thomas
Flags Same-Sex Marriage
Jun 24, 2022 10:58 AM CDT
In His Roe Opinion, Thomas Flags Same-Sex Marriage
Justice says Supreme Court should reconsider decisions on contraception, same-sex couplings
- Roe v. Wade has been officially overturned by the US Supreme Court, eliminating federal protections for abortion rights that have been in place for nearly 50 years, but a solo concurring opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas is also getting attention. In his writing, Thomas notes that, based on the reversal...
That's Not Quite
What the Pope
Nov 2, 2020 4:47 PM CST
That's Not Quite What the Pope Meant: Vatican
Two answers on same-sex civil unions confusingly became one, letter tells bishops
- Pope Francis' comments endorsing civil unions for same-sex couples really didn't, the Vatican says. A letter has been sent out saying that the film
took the pope's answers in a 2019 interview out of context, putting two answers to different questions together to leave the impression that...
Same-Sex Penguins Have
Their Own Baby Chick
Aug 26, 2020 5:40 PM CDT
Same-Sex Penguins Have Their Own Baby Chick
Electra and Viola are now parents
- Meet Electra and Viola: The female penguin couple is making headlines after welcoming a newly hatched chick to the world, CBS News reports. Seems they adopted an egg from other penguins—really, it was given to them—and incubated and hatched it as their own. According to NBC News , the...
Hallmark Channel CEO Steps
Down After a 'Black Eye'
Jan 23, 2020 7:18 AM CST
Hallmark Channel CEO Steps Down After a 'Black Eye'
Bill Abbott's move comes one month after Hallmark pulled then restored same-sex ads
- For nearly a dozen years, Bill Abbott has served as president and CEO of Hallmark Channel, which expanded its programming and enjoyed increased ratings and ad revenue during his tenure. So an announcement Wednesday from the channel's parent company that Abbott is resigning was somewhat surprising, per the
Hallmark Reinstates Ads
With Same-Sex Couples
Dec 16, 2019 4:16 AM CST
Hallmark Reinstates Ads With Same-Sex Couples
Company is 'truly sorry' for 'wrong decision'
- The Hallmark Channel, reversing what it called a "wrong decision," said Sunday it will reinstate commercials featuring same-sex couples that it had pulled following a complaint from a conservative group . The earlier decision by Crown Media, the Hallmark Channel's parent company, to pull several ads for the...
You Won't See Gay Ads
on Hallmark Anymore
Dec 14, 2019 5:00 PM CST
You Won't See Gay Ads on Hallmark Anymore
The network bows to pressure from conservative group
- Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured same-sex couples, including two brides kissing, the AP reports. The family-friendly network, which is in the midst of its heavily watched holiday programming, removed the ads because the controversy was a...
Oct 11, 2019 11:13 AM CDT
Nation's Law Would Bring Death Penalty for Gay Sex
Critics say revived bill in Uganda will 'fire up more hatred'
- Africa is known for having some of the most rigid laws against homosexuality in the world, with Uganda now vying for one of the top spots on that front. Reuters reports a bill is in the works there that would resurrect a long-dormant one, with a dire punishment for gay...
'History-Making Proposal' on
Show Gets Mixed Reax
Sep 19, 2019 7:45 AM CDT
'History-Making Proposal' on
Show Gets Mixed Reax
Franchise has its first same-sex proposal on 'Bachelor in Paradise'
- Every summer for the past six years, former
contestants take to a Mexican beach to try to once more find love, with the end of each season usually ending in one or more marriage proposals. This time around, per NBC News , a "history-making proposal" made its...
A Century Ago We
Had a Lesbian
Jun 21, 2019 9:36 AM CDT
A Century Ago We Had a Lesbian First Lady
Rose Cleveland's letters to female lover are published
- Pete Buttigieg thinks the US has already had its first gay president. Now researchers are pointing out a first lady who carried on a same-sex relationship—Grover Cleveland's sister, Rose Cleveland. As it was typical for a female relative to fill the role of first lady for a bachelor...
They Kiss. They
Said No, and
Jun 7, 2019 2:25 PM CDT
Gang Demanded They Kiss. They Said No, and Beating Began
Gay couple says attack took place on London bus
- Police in London have arrested four teenagers after an alleged homophobic attack on two gay women on a public bus, reports the
. The high-profile incident already has drawn the condemnation of some of Britain's biggest public officials. The women say the men harassed them with lewd comments, ordered...
You Won't See This
Gay Wedding in Alabama
May 21, 2019 8:04 AM CDT
You Won't See This Gay Wedding in Alabama
Alabama Public Television blocks episode of kids' show 'Arthur'
- Alabama Public Television will not air the season 22 premiere of the PBS kids' show
because it features a gay wedding. "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone," in which Arthur's third-grade teacher marries a chocolatier, earned praise for "the inclusion of an LGBT character as...
New David's Bridal Ad
Is 'Rewriting the Rules'
Jan 10, 2019 5:40 PM CST
New David's Bridal Ad Is 'Rewriting the Rules'
30-second spot is company's first featuring same-sex couple
- David's Bridal is debuting a new TV ad that the company hopes will show "we value every type of bride." That's per Liz Crystal, David's Bridal's chief marketing officer, who details for
how the company is "rewriting the rules" with its...
In Medical First,
Carry Their Baby
Oct 29, 2018 10:35 AM CDT
In Medical First, Couple Both Carry Their Baby
Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter explain how Effortless Reciprocal IVF made it possible
- A same-sex Texas couple explained to ABC News what the traditional route for birthing a baby in their situation is: Use donor sperm, have one woman carry the baby, and have the other woman adopt the child. Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter of Mountain Springs mixed up that process in a...
As Woman Proposed,
Her Partner Pulled
Out a Ring
May 30, 2018 11:05 AM CDT
As Woman Proposed, Her Partner Pulled Out a Ring
Video of Friday's chance event is now a viral hit
- Jessa Gillaspie jumped up and down as her girlfriend got down on one knee Friday at the site of their first date, the Memphis Zoo, but there was more to the move than simple excitement. Before giving an answer, Gillaspie reached into her purse and pulled out a ring she'...
Parents 'Livid' After Teacher
Was Fired for Saying 'I Do'
Feb 12, 2018 8:43 AM CST
Parents 'Livid' After Teacher Was Fired for Saying 'I Do'
Jocelyn Morffi said to have violated contract requiring adherence to Catholic teachings
- She married the love of her life and believes she was fired for it. Jocelyn Morffi, a first-grade teacher at Miami's Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School, was terminated Thursday, days after marrying her same-sex partner of two years, reports the
. A friend says Morffi was told...
One Twin Is a US Citizen.
The Other Faces Deportation
Jan 24, 2018 9:04 AM CST
One Twin Is a US Citizen. The Other Faces Deportation
2 cases allege LBGT discrimination by State Department
- Sixteen-month-old Aiden Dvash-Banks is a US citizen living with his family in Los Angeles. His twin brother, Ethan, is undocumented and thus at risk of being deported. It's an unusual situation that highlights discrimination against LGBT families by the US government, according to the boys' married male parents, who...
Feb 16, 2017 10:03 AM CST
Amanda Knox: Prison Affairs Aren't All About Sex
She opens up about same-sex kiss in essay
- "Contrary to what you might guess, many prison relationships aren't about sex—just like most relationships outside of prison," writes Amanda Knox. In a piece for Broadly , part of a series meant to debunk myths about love, Knox writes that she begrudgingly became part of a same-sex...
'Mommy Blogger' Now
Dating (Female) Soccer Star
Nov 14, 2016 5:23 PM CST
Prominent Christian 'Mommy Blogger' Now Dating (Female) Soccer Star
Glennon Doyle Melton reveals relationship with Abby Wambach
- Prominent Christian blogger and author Glennon Doyle Melton is dating soccer star Abby Wambach just three months after divorcing her husband, Jezebel reports. Melton revealed the relationship in a Facebook post Sunday night, in which she declared her love for Wambach and acknowledged their relationship has moved quickly. "How...
Utah Judge Quits
Gay Foster Moms' Case
Nov 17, 2015 8:01 AM CST
Utah Judge Quits Gay Foster Moms' Case
April Hoagland and Rebecca Peirce say they're 'thankful'
- The Utah judge who ordered a child removed from her gay foster parents has withdrawn from the case, leaving April Hoagland and Rebecca Peirce feeling "thankful." Judge Scott Johansen signed an order Monday referring the case to Judge Mary Manley. Many had been calling for Johansen's removal...
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