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Taiwan court ruling on Macau citizen opens door to international same-sex marriages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high court on Thursday (May 6) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Macau national should be recognized in Taiwan, opening the door to marriage...

Home of San Francisco's 1st same-sex spouses now a landmark

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The hilltop cottage belonging to a lesbian couple who were the first same-sex partners to legally marry in San Francisco has become a city landmark. The Board o...

Italian rapper accuses state TV of attempted censorship

MILAN (AP) — Italian rapper Fedez received a wave of public support Sunday after going public with attempts by RAI state television to censor his planned remarks on homophobia during an annual Worker'...

Israeli soccer referee comes out as transgender woman

RAMAT GAN, Israel (AP) — An Israeli soccer referee has come out as transgender and is living — and enforcing the rules of the game — as the only woman in the country's top-shelf league. ...

Arizona governor set to OK or veto strict sex ed legislation

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey faces a deadline Tuesday to sign or veto legislation revamping the state’s sex education laws that would make them some of the strictest in the nation when it co...

Conservatives propose revised sex ed rules in LGBTQ pushback

PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a ban on any HIV/AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle" as they faced a lawsuit, they have approved revamping the state's sex...

South Korea: Transgender soldier suicide brings LGBTQ discrimination to the fore

The death of Byun Hee-soo, a transgender soldier in the South Korean military, has caused an outcry and placed the spotlight on LGBTQ rights in the country. Byun was found dead in her home in Cheongju...

Ex-judge Cheri Beasley to run for U.S. Senate, advisers say

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Coming off a narrow election defeat in 2020, North Carolina’s first Black woman to serve as chief justice on the state Supreme Court will soon enter the 2022 U.S. Senate race, two...

Same-sex union blessings ban upsets gay Catholics in Asia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Vatican’s edict that same-sex unions cannot be blessed because they are sinful was met Tuesday with criticism by rights activists and gay Catholics in parts of the Asia-...

Democrats bank on relief aid to win back wary working class

JEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) — When Joe Biden visited this corner of southwestern Pennsylvania in the final weeks before the election, his goal wasn't to win it so much as to show the area's overwhelmingly whi...

High court paves way for international same-sex marriages in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is now easier for foreign nationals who come from countries where same-sex marriage is illegal to wed a Taiwanese partner after a high court in Taiwan reversed a decisi...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2021. There are 302 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March ...

House poised to vote on legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the...

Marriott CEO Sorenson, 62, dies of pancreatic cancer

Marriott Chief Executive Arne Sorenson, who grew the company into the world’s largest hotel chain and steered it through a global pandemic that has been catastrophic in the travel industry in the past...

UK plan for campus free speech champion draws praise, alarm

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Tuesday it will appoint a “free speech champion” for universities to protect against attempts to silence academics and speakers with unpopular opinions. ...