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AP names Anna Jo Bratton to post of US Enterprise Editor

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has named Anna Jo Bratton as U.S. Enterprise Editor on the news cooperative’s Global Enterprise Team, where she will work with colleagues across the United States ...

Taiwan records lowest number of marriages in over a decade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of marriages in Taiwan has dropped to a new low in over a decade, with only 121,702 couples having registered as partners in 2020. According to the Ministry ...

Taiwanese brand INF celebrates love at New York Fashion Week show

The Taiwanese fashion brand INF was featured at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) this year, in which it showcased its latest collection with a nostalgic video celebrating love. This is the first time t...

Taiwan to allow multinational same-sex marriages, but not with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Judicial Yuan on Friday (Jan. 22) approved an amendment paving the way for same-sex marriages between Taiwanese and foreign spouses, but not if the latter is a citizen...

With moratorium over, N. Carolina towns OK LGBT protections

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first North Carolina municipalities are acting to expand LGBT rights again a month since the expiration of a moratorium on nondiscrimination ordinances agreed to years ago as ...

Taiwan records smallest number of marriages in over 10 years

The number of marriages in Taiwan dropped in 2020 to a low over one decade, while the country's population declined for the first time in recorded history, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said ...

Switzerland: Same-sex marriage, transgender rights move a step forward

Swiss lawmakers voted on Friday to legalize same-sex marriage and to simplify legal gender recognition procedures for transgender people. Campaigners hailed the move as a major step forward for LGBT+...

LGBT rights: Hungary passes law banning same-sex adoption

Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday passed a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting children. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's conservative government proposed the legislation earlier this year, an...

Bai Ling praises Taiwan for COVID-free 'lifestyle'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bai Ling (白靈) was surprised at Taiwan's legal gay marriages and COVID-free society after paying a visit in November. The Chinese-American actress attended the 57th ...

Years after coming out, gay athletes upset by lack of change

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Kopay and Ian Roberts live on different sides of the Pacific Ocean. Both took giant leaps of faith when they came out. And at a time when it had neve...

Takeaways from Vatican's McCarrick report as US bishops meet

By The Associated Press (AP) — U.S. Catholic bishops are holding their annual fall assembly virtually this week with the Vatican's recent report on the rise and fall of disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore ...

Mexico's conservative state of Puebla approves gay marriage

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The legislature in the conservative central Mexico state of Puebla voted late Tuesday to allow marriages between same-sex couples, as well as common-law marriages for them. ...

Guatemala official resigns over Planned Parenthood row

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s interior minister resigned Tuesday after his decision to allow the group Planned Parenthood to operate in the country despite conservative President Alejandro Giammat...

‘Corona-freed’ Taiwan celebrates gay pride

Rainbow-masked revelers paraded through Taiwan's capital, Taipei, Saturday, celebrating equality gains since it allowed same-sex marriages last year, despite objections from religious conservative...

Senate to confirm Barrett for court in highly partisan vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply torn Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition and institutional norms to secure President Donald Trump...