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  • new storyDenver moving toward approving Chick-fil-A at airport 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 3:46 pm

    DENVER - Two weeks after raising questions about allowing a Chick-fil-A restaurant at Denver's airport, city councilors are moving toward approving the deal.

  • new storyFederal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 3:22 pm

    MOREHEAD, Kentucky - A county clerk who invoked "God's authority" as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign and now must face a federal judge who could impose fines or send her to jail.

  • The Latest: Kentucky clerk details her religious beliefs story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-01-15 1:12 pm

    MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her (all times local):

  • State's appeal of gay marriage ruling dismissed 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:07 am

    HELENA, Montana - A federal appeals court has formally dismissed Montana's gay marriage case now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the right to wed.

  • Higher marriage fees, prison reforms among new Nebraska laws 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 10:38 am

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - A host of new laws took effect Sunday in Nebraska, leading to changes ranging from costlier marriage licenses to expanded opportunities for nonviolent prisoners to be released for parole and probation.

  • Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 1:07 pm

    MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.

  • Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 12:47 pm

    MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The Rowan County clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage and religious conscience closed her office on Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.

  • Alabama governor's wife files for divorce; pair lives apart story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:33 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama's first lady on Friday filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, saying their 50-year marriage has suffered an "irretrievable breakdown."

  • The Latest: Alabama governor's wife files for divorce 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:01 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The latest on Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley filing for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley. (all times local):

  • Ex-Utah judge removed for polygamy killed in semi wreck 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 7:49 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A former Utah judge who was removed from the bench in 2006 for being a polygamist has died after his semi-truck crashed down a ravine, authorities said Friday.

  • Alabama governor's wife files for divorce; pair lives apart 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:35 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama's first lady has filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, saying their 50-year marriage has suffered an "irretrievable breakdown."

  • North Dakota ordered to pay legal fees in gay marriage suit 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:01 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota has agreed to pay $58,000 in legal fees and costs associated with a federal lawsuit that challenged the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

  • Foundation supports Wyoming magistrate on gay marriage stand 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:47 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A conservative law firm that has worked to oppose gay marriage initiatives nationwide is representing a Wyoming magistrate under investigation for saying she would refuse to perform same-sex marriages.

  • Polygamists ask judge to strike down Montana's bigamy laws 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:07 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A Billings man, his wife and his common-law wife filed a federal lawsuit Thursday that seeks to strike down Montana's bigamy laws and argues the state is unconstitutionally preventing them from legitimizing their polygamous relationship.

  • 'Sister Wives' cite gay marriage ruling in polygamy case 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 4:49 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A polygamous family says the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage shows that laws restricting consensual adult relationships are outdated, even if certain unions are unpopular.

  • Swoyersville couple celebrating 70 years of marriage 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:46 pm

    SWOYERSVILLE, Pennsylvania - Anthony and Betty Leptuck of Swoyersville fell in love in the late 1930s after meeting at dances in the borough fire hall.

  • Ahead of pope's visit to US, some friction over LGBT issues 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 2:09 am

    The World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love and joy as it seeks to promote church teaching on marriage. Yet four weeks away from its opening in Philadelphia, friction is mounting as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Roman Catholics lobby for a broader role in the event and organizers move to limit them.

  • Gay, straight couples say 'I do' to Justice Kennedy's words 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:08 pm

    WASHINGTON - Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples nationwide have a right to marry. Within minutes of the June 26 ruling, Levine texted her fiancée a rainbow emoji and a question about their ceremony.

  • Hutchinson names law professor as new chief justice 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 2:02 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A law professor who specializes in judicial ethics and has taught two members of the Arkansas Supreme Court will serve as chief justice through the end of next year, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.

  • Taxpayers facing $2.3 million tab in same-sex marriage case 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 11:13 am

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Attorneys who successfully challenged Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage have submitted a bill for more than $2 million in legal fees, court costs and related expenses. The state of Kentucky, as the losing party in the case, gets stuck with the tab under federal civil-rights law.

  • AP Interview: US eyes migration, poverty as pope trip themes story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 10:49 am

    ROME - The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican said Tuesday he expects Pope Francis will call on the U.S. to rediscover the fundamental values "that made our nation great" - especially its long history of welcoming foreigners - when he visits next month and becomes the first pope to address Congress.

  • Group turns over donor list from gay marriage fight in Maine 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 5:35 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - The president of a hedge fund contributed $1.25 million to the National Organization for Marriage's efforts to defeat Maine's gay marriage law in 2009, providing more than half of national anti-gay marriage group's donations during the campaign, according to a campaign disclosure report.

  • Islamic State claims to kill 30 for sodomy, UN meeting told 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 5:28 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for killing at least 30 people for sodomy, the head of an international gay rights organization said Monday at the first-ever U.N. Security Council meeting spotlighting violence and discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

  • Report: Public misled by South Dakota's online laws 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 4:28 pm

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - If you want to know the law in South Dakota, don't look at the laws.

  • Michigan couple that challenged gay marriage ban wed story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 9:13 pm

    SOUTHFIELD, Michigan - April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse - the two Michigan women who legally challenged the state's ban on gay marriage - exchanged vows Saturday during a ceremony in suburban Detroit.