Taxi company ordered to pay after driver ejects gay couple

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials have ordered a taxi company to pay a former passenger who says he was kicked out of a cab after he kissed his male partner. The Philadelphi...

Australia to become the 26th country to allow same sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Thursday the Australian government voted to allow same-sex marriage across the nation after a survey conducted by the government earlier in November received strong end...

Opponents in high court wedding cake case differ over terms

A Supreme Court case about a baker's refusal to make a cake for a same-sex couple is also a dispute over terminology. Supporters of Masterpiece Cakeshop baker Jack Phillips see it as...

Opponents in high court wedding cake case differ over terms

A Supreme Court case about a baker's refusal to make a cake for a same-sex couple is also a dispute over terminology. Supporters of Masterpiece Cakeshop baker Jack Phillips see it as...

Opponents in LGBT case agree: It's not about wedding cake

In a legal case with profound implications for LGBT rights and religion's place in public life, the opposing sides agree on this: It's not about the cake. At its core, the case that ...

Amnesty condemns Egypt convicting 16 men for 'debauchery'

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International has condemned an Egyptian court's sentencing of 16 men to three years in prison each on 'debauchery' charges and urges authorities to overturn the ruling. ...

At Hong Kong pride 2017, many in LGBT community look to Taiwan

TAIWAN (Taipei News) – The LGBT community came out in large numbers yesterday for the annual pride event in Hong Kong. Organizers reported over 10,000 in attendance at the march on Saturday Nov....

Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential. ...

Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential. ...

Staff had warned anti-LGBT lawmaker about affairs with men

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legislative Republican spokesman says officials confronted a conservative Christian, anti-LGBT Ohio lawmaker months before his resignation to discuss allegations of extramarita...

Fighting scandal, Moore stands with homophobic supporters

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies. Flanked by a huge sign for Moore's Senate campaign, one supporter railed ag...

Advocacy groups: Killings of transgender people increase

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record, according to advocacy groups that have been monitor...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

CAMBODIA-POLITICS — A court is expected to dissolve Cambodia's main opposition party as Prime Minister Hun Sen increases his authoritarian assault on democracy and removes potential rivals before elec...

Australia senator urges protection for opposing gay marriage

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A gay-marriage opponent has urged the Australian Senate to protect religious, speech and parental rights when legislating for gay marriage. The Senate bega...

Feds say rainbow crosswalks in Kentucky pose safety hazard

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A rainbow-colored crosswalk honoring the LGBT community in Lexington, Kentucky, is a distracting safety hazard and should be removed, a federal official says. O...