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World / Social Issues Apr 9, 2015

'Conversion' therapy for gay youth must end: Obama

President Barack Obama is calling for an end to psychiatric therapy treatments aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and transgender youth. The move comes in response to an online petition posted on the White House website following the death ...

Same-sex rulings stop all marriages in parts of Alabama

World / Social Issues Mar 5, 2015

Same-sex rulings stop all marriages in parts of Alabama

The state of gay marriage in Alabama was thrown into confusion Wednesday as judges struggled to decide whether to follow the state high court's ruling banning same-sex weddings or a federal judge's order to issue licenses to gays and lesbians. The Alabama Supreme Court ruled ...

Conservative bishops move away from gay overture

World / Social Issues Oct 15, 2014

Conservative bishops move away from gay overture

Conservative Catholic bishops distanced themselves Tuesday from a document showing an unprecedented opening toward gays and divorced people, saying it doesn't reflect their views and vowing to make changes to the final version. The provisional document produced at the halfway point of a two-week meeting ...

Catholic bishops in 'seismic' opening toward gays

World / Social Issues Oct 14, 2014

Catholic bishops in 'seismic' opening toward gays

Gay rights groups hailed a "seismic shift" by the Catholic Church toward gays on Monday after bishops said homosexuals had gifts to offer the church and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided homosexuals with "precious" support. In a preliminary report half-way through a Vatican ...

World / Social Issues Sep 9, 2014

Gambia lawmakers pass bill to jail gays for life

Gambia's National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said Monday, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa's most vocal anti-gay leaders. The bill amending the criminal code was passed last month ...

Death of Archie will send a message to fans of comic

World / Social Issues Jul 15, 2014

Death of Archie will send a message to fans of comic

For the fans of Archie Andrews, his impending death marks a fitting end for the do-gooder comic book icon. The famous 73-year-old red-headed comic book character will die in Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie" when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Sen. Kevin ...