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Harris discusses abortion laws with state attorneys general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris met with attorneys general from seven Democratic-led states on Thursday and suggested they might be able to lead legal challenges of any new state aborti...

Clela Rorex, who issued 1st same-sex marriage licenses, dies

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Clela Rorex, a former Colorado county clerk considered a pioneer in the gay rights movement for being the first public official to issue a same-sex marriage license in 1975, has ...

Japan court says ban on same-sex marriage constitutional

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court ruled Monday that the country’s ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution, and rejected demands for compensation by three couples who said th...

Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban is not unconstitutional

TOKYO, June 20 (Reuters) - A Japanese court ruled on Monday that a ban on same-sex marriage was not unconstitutional, dealing a setback to LGBTQ rights activists in the only Group of Seven nation that...

Japan: Same-sex marriage ban declared constitutional by Osaka court

A Japanese court declared on Monday that a ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the country's constitution. The Osaka District Court made the declaration as it rejected a case brought by th...

Democrats face off in last NY governor debate before primary

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who is running for election to the post after assuming it following Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, faced off Thursday in a final debate with two of her fel...

Taiwan presents positive CEDAW report on fight against gender discrimination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded three firsts for Asia in its fight against gender discrimination over the past few years, the government said Wednesday (June 15). The Cabinet was prese...

Rucks and mauls to political brawls, meet Senator Pocock

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Pocock didn’t sound too concerned over the phone from the Australian capital of Canberra, despite it being more than two weeks since the country’s federal election and...

Roy Moore seeks to revive lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Roy Moore tried to persuade some skeptical federal appeals judges Friday to revive a $95 million defamation lawsuit that the former Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate broug...

Live updates | Ukraine raising money for army, rebuilding

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says his government is working to raise money to fund the army and rebuild cities and towns destroyed in the fighting. He sai...

Same-sex marriage advocates push for post-Roe protections

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As the nation awaits a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding a Mississippi law that calls for banning aboriton after 15 weeks of pregnancy, LGBTQ advocates are pushing t...

Czech president Milos Zeman vows to block same-sex marriages

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman said Tuesday that he is ready to veto, if it's approved by parliament, proposed legislation that would give same-sex couples in the country the right to hold ...

Japan: Same-sex couples face resistance to adoption

Ai Takahashi says she has always wanted to have a child but Japan's "traditional" attitudes towards family and only incremental acceptance of equal rights for the nation's LGBTQ+ com...

Thailand: Bangkok sees first LGBTQ Pride march in years

A celebratory march made its way through the Thai capital of Bangkok on Sunday, the first of its kind in almost 16 years. The "Naruemit Pride 2022" event — using the Thai word for &qu...

LGBTQ people urge Democrats to forcefully reject GOP attacks

"The T stands for transgender,” a teacher explains in a video on a Maine Department of Education website launched during the coronavirus pandemic. “A transgender person is someone wh...