- The Latest: 3 linked to San Bernardino shooter set for court Updated: Apr-28-16 3:53 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Latest on warrants served in a marriage fraud investigation stemming from the December terror attack that killed 14 in San Bernardino (all times local):
- Prosecutors: 3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrested Updated: Apr-28-16 1:21 pm
LOS ANGELES - Three people connected to one of the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy, including his brother and sister-in-law, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
- Chief justice says ethics complaints should be dismissed Updated: Apr-27-16 6:19 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says a judicial ethics panel should dismiss complaints filed against him as he fought to keep gays and lesbians from marrying in the state.
- Drug charges dropped against son of Alabama chief justice Updated: Apr-27-16 4:32 pm
TROY, Alabama - Drug charges against the son of Alabama's chief justice have been dropped.
- Missouri religious objections proposal fails in committee Updated: Apr-27-16 4:19 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri religious objections proposal failed to get the approval of a key legislative committee on Wednesday in a setback for conservatives who hoped to add protections for those who cite their faith in denying services such as flowers or cakes for same-sex weddings.
- Sex charges dropped against ex-teacher who married student Updated: Apr-27-16 2:52 pm
ONEONTA, Alabama - Charges were dropped Wednesday against an Alabama teacher accused of having sex with a student he later married.
- Fraud probe in polygamous town aided by surveillance video Updated: Apr-27-16 1:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Investigators took aerial videos and installed surveillance cameras at a polygamous town's general store to gather evidence in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case, prosecutors revealed Wednesday.
- Attorney: Mississippi law could harm access to gay marriage Updated: Apr-26-16 6:44 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A new Mississippi law might violate a federal judge's order that blocks the state from treating same-sex couples differently from straight couples who want to marry, says an attorney who helped overturn the state's ban on gay marriage.
- 'Sister Wives' family asks court to reconsider bigamy ruling Updated: Apr-26-16 2:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The polygamous family from the TV show "Sister Wives" is asking an appeals court to re-consider a decision that upheld Utah's law banning bigamy.
- Analysis: Several legislators make impression in '16 session Updated: Apr-24-16 5:01 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi legislators last week ended their 2016 session, their first gathering of a four-year term. With 122 members in the House and 52 in the Senate, a few stood out from the crowd.
- The Latest: Utah GOP picks national delegates Updated: Apr-23-16 8:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Latest on Republican and Democratic state conventions: (all times local):
- Correction: Harvey Milk Boulevard-Salt Lake City story Updated: Apr-21-16 11:58 am
SALT LAKE CITY - In a story April 21 about a street named for gay leader Harvey Milk, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Milk was the first openly gay person elected to public office in the U.S. He was one of the first.
- Lawmakers fail to override key vetoes Updated: Apr-20-16 6:52 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Republican lawmakers failed to override several of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's vetoes Wednesday on coal-related tax credits, legislation related to clergy opposed to same-sex marriage and other issues.
- Bill would take Alabama out of marriage license business Updated: Apr-20-16 6:46 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama House committee has approved a bill that would replace state-signed marriage licenses with contracts in a bid to free probate judges from signing licenses for gay couples.
- Appeals court dismisses Kim Davis' lawsuit against Kentucky Updated: Apr-20-16 5:41 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit that a Kentucky clerk filed against the state for requiring her to issue marriage licenses that contained her name to same-sex couples.
- Minnesota's 5-day wait for marriage license could end Updated: Apr-20-16 4:37 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's five-day wait for a marriage license, a law which dates back to the Great Depression, could soon be a thing of the past.
- Appeals court dismisses Kim Davis' lawsuit against Kentucky Updated: Apr-20-16 4:10 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis filed against the state for requiring her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples that included her name.
- 'Pastor protection' religious objections bill passes House Updated: Apr-19-16 9:36 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal to allow clergy and churches to refuse to perform or host same-sex marriage ceremonies.
- Florida's fight to keep gay marriage ban could be costly Updated: Apr-18-16 6:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's fierce fight to keep intact a voter-approved ban on gay marriage is going to wind up costing taxpayers.
- 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 18 Updated: Apr-18-16 4:55 pm
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- State proposals on LGBT rights push business into spotlight Updated: Apr-17-16 6:46 pm
ATLANTA - Major corporations invested in Southern states have become some of the staunchest opponents of bills they consider discriminatory, facing off against Republican lawmakers eager to portray their states as the best home for global brands.
- Arkansas asks court to overturn birth certificate ruling Updated: Apr-15-16 7:30 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas attorney general's office asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a lower court decision that was poised to clear the way for married same-sex couples to get the name of both spouses on their children's birth certificate without a court order.
- Texas Supreme Court lets court-ordered gay marriage stand Updated: Apr-15-16 11:39 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Supreme Court has dismissed the state's effort to overturn an Austin lesbian couple's marriage that came months before same-sex weddings were legalized nationwide.
- Conservative lawmakers drive backlash against LGBT rights Updated: Apr-14-16 5:14 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Year after year, South Carolina Sen. Lee Bright has watched as gays won more rights through legislation and the courts. And as he sees proposals elsewhere in the U.S. aimed at allowing transgender people to use the bathroom that conforms to their identity, he says plenty of people feel just like he does.
- Franklin Graham: Christians should deepen political work Updated: Apr-13-16 6:59 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Evangelist Franklin Graham, on a 50-state prayer rally tour for more Christian involvement in politics, made clear in Mississippi Wednesday that he supports the state's incoming law to let churches and some private businesses deny services to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.