- University of Washington names 1st Latina woman as president Updated: Oct-13-15 9:41 pm
SEATTLE - The University of Washington Board of Regents on Tuesday chose Ana Mari Cauce to be the school's next president, making her the first woman, first openly gay person and first Latina to hold the job permanently at the Seattle-based institution.
- Kim Davis' lawyers say altered marriage licenses are valid Updated: Oct-13-15 5:51 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Lawyers for Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis say the altered marriage licenses her office issued to same-sex couples are valid because they have been recognized by Kentucky's highest elected officials.
- Man claims he lost job at Catholic home because he's gay Updated: Oct-13-15 4:34 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia man said the bishop of a local Catholic diocese forced his removal from the top job at a diocese-owned assisted living home because he's gay and married to his partner of 30 years.
- Adoption scheduled for kids of couple in gay marriage suit Updated: Oct-13-15 3:59 pm
PONTIAC, Michigan - Formal adoption of children by a same-sex couple who challenged Michigan's ban on gay marriage will be held in Oakland County Circuit Court.
- Pastors want special session in Kentucky over gay marriage Updated: Oct-13-15 1:15 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Five pastors and a deacon met with Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's chief of staff on Tuesday to again urge the outgoing governor to accommodate Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' wishes to not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
- AG candidates wrangle over clerk and same-sex marriage case Updated: Oct-12-15 11:06 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Republican attorney general candidate Whitney Westerfield took aim at his opponent's close family ties to Kentucky's governor Monday night, summing up the race as "experience versus inheritance." Democrat Andy Beshear fired back by criticizing Westerfield's record as a prosecutor and his reliance on outside money to prop up his campaign.
- State: About 285 same-sex couples wed in Alaska in past year Updated: Oct-12-15 8:57 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - About 285 same-sex couples have married in Alaska in the year since a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional, according to the state health department.
- Puerto Rico relaxes school uniform rules for LGBT students Updated: Oct-12-15 5:59 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Students at public schools across Puerto Rico for the first time can choose to wear pants or skirts as part of their uniform regardless of their gender without being punished, a move that has unleashed a debate in this socially conservative island.
- Republican lawmaker seeks ban on LGBT conversion therapy Updated: Oct-12-15 5:54 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation in New Hampshire to ban therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors, a move that is sure to cause friction within the GOP when lawmakers reconvene in January.
- New policies for LGBT students ignored by most Idaho schools Updated: Oct-12-15 1:27 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The majority of public schools in Idaho have not adopted new policies on gender identity and gender expression protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
- Hattiesburg group holds city's 1st gay pride festival Updated: Oct-11-15 6:11 pm
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Hattiesburg Unified Southern Fried Pride - a weekend of events including music, a march and a tea dance - marks the city's first gay pride festival.
- NYC fire department releases video supporting LGBT youth Updated: Oct-11-15 3:49 pm
NEW YORK - The Fire Department of New York wants struggling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth know that life does get better.
- Salt Lake City may name street for gay civil rights leader Updated: Oct-11-15 2:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City could soon have a street named after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk, an idea that reflects the progressive bent of the city that's home to the Mormon church and capital of a conservative state.
- Lines being drawn for Indiana's next fight over LGBT rights Updated: Oct-11-15 2:20 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Months after a divisive religious objections law thrust Indiana into an unwanted national spotlight, gay rights supporters and religious conservatives are preparing for another potentially bitter debate - this time over enshrining LGBT protections into state law.
- Openly gay US ambassador to Denmark weds partner Updated: Oct-10-15 2:18 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - The U.S. ambassador to Denmark has married his partner in the Scandinavian country that became the first nation to allow gay couples to formalize their unions in 1989.
- Kansas ends volatile 2014 with 154 same-sex marriages Updated: Oct-09-15 5:36 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Reports show that 154 same-sex couples wed in Kansas during a volatile period in late 2014, months before the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling that legalized the unions nationwide.
- North Dakota fraternity cleared of hate crime accusation Updated: Oct-09-15 9:57 am
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - A monthlong police investigation has concluded that a gay man who reported being the victim of a hate crime at a University of North Dakota fraternity invented the story and actually instigated the fight.
- Charges dropped against Kentucky gay rights activists Updated: Oct-08-15 4:16 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Prosecutors dismissed charges Thursday against three gay rights activists arrested this summer for standing silently in matching orange T-shirts in protest of an event at the Kentucky State Fair.
- Trade deal, Keystone open Clinton to flip-flop charges Updated: Oct-08-15 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON - Martin O'Malley was blunt when he learned Hillary Rodham Clinton had announced her opposition to a Pacific Rim trade deal. "Wow, that's a reversal," he told reporters minutes after Clinton announced her shift.
- Alabama judge: Feds should issue same-sex marriage licenses Updated: Oct-08-15 3:18 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama probate judge is asking the state's Supreme Court for a way out of issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
- Judge says Georgia's gay marriage ban can't be enforced Updated: Oct-08-15 2:16 pm
ATLANTA - A federal judge in Georgia has ruled that the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage cannot be enforced.
- Bryant men's basketball assistant coach comes out in essay Updated: Oct-08-15 10:38 am
SMITHFIELD, Rhode Island - Division I men's basketball has its first openly gay coach.
- Group makes plans for 50th anniversary of gay rights meeting Updated: Oct-08-15 5:01 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Kansas City group is making plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a national gathering of LGBT activists that is credited with helping to kick off the gay rights movement.
- State ethics commission says legislators can't lobby Updated: Oct-07-15 7:41 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Ethics Commission on Wednesday revised an earlier ruling and made it clear that legislators can't lobby other state officials on behalf of their employers. In another decision, commissioners took a dim view of public employees being paid by outside sources.
- Bill would allow Florida churches to say no to gay marriages Updated: Oct-07-15 5:28 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A bill that would allow churches to refuse to marry gay couples won its first approval Wednesday even though its sponsor said churches already have that right and he knows of no cases in which a church has been forced to perform a same-sex wedding ceremony.