The meeting – known as a synod – was called by Pope Francis to discuss hot-button issues such as same-sex unions, divorce and birth control. No formal decisions were reached Monday, but CBS News reports that the tone of initial reports coming out of the two-day meeting indicate a major shift from condemnation to acceptance, including a call to recognize the positive aspects of civil unions and the potential benefits from establishing commitments from the gay community to the church.
Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples Monday after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage — one of the first two states to prohibit same-sex weddings.
Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Here’s a rundown of the most recent developments
A court office in Kansas’ most populous county has issued a marriage license to a gay couple, believed to be the first such license in the state.
A day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states, a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday overturned bans in two more states, Idaho and Nevada.
Two teenagers are conquering traditional homecoming norms at a Santa Rosa high school with the help of their classmates.
The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.
A student group at Catholic University postponed a screening of a movie about San Francisco gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk after school officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month.
Inaccurate or mismatched ID’s are “an enormous issue for transgender people,” according to Sasha Buchert of the Transgender Law Center.
“I’m overwhelmed,” says Tambor, “but I’m having the time of my life. I find Maura oddly accessible.”