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Stories with subject: Gays and lesbians
  • Lawsuit says college disciplined professor over LGBT dispute 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 5:49 pm

    WENHAM, Massachusetts - A Christian college in Massachusetts is being sued over allegations that it disciplined a professor for opposing the school's stance on hiring gay workers.

  • GOP senator blocks vote on Army secretary over Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 5:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - The nomination of President Barack Obama's choice to serve as Army secretary remains blocked by a Kansas senator over administration efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer detainees to the U.S.

  • Omaha man found guilty of burning couple's gay pride flag 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 4:11 pm

    OMAHA, Nebraska - An Omaha man accused of stealing a gay pride rainbow flag and burning it has been found guilty.

  • Missouri speaker doubts religious-objections measure revival 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 4:09 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The leader of Missouri's House says he doesn't expect there will be an effort to revive a contested measure to protect some businesses opposed to same-sex marriage.

  • LGBT anti-discrimination employment bill advances in Senate 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 3:48 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Senators advanced a proposal to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, moments after an initial vote appeared to stall the measure in committee.

  • New killings in Bangladesh leave LGBT community full of fear story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:36 am

    NEW DELHI - The killing of two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital has driven the country's already secretive and small gay community underground, wondering if they can trust a government that considers their status to be criminal, rights groups said.

  • Downtown Williston strip club converting to LGBT bar 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 9:46 am

    WILLISTON, North Dakota - The lone remaining strip club in downtown Williston is making a dramatic change to its business plan, after city officials put an end to topless dancing in the heart of the oil patch hub.

  • NCAA board OKs anti-discrimination measure for event bidding 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 10:08 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Board of Governors adopted an anti-discrimination measure Wednesday that would affect the way the governing body evaluates bids to host sporting events.

  • Suit seeks records tied to Ike's anti-gay order story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 9:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - A gay rights group sued the Justice Department on Wednesday for failing to produce hundreds of pages of documents related to a 1953 order signed by President Dwight Eisenhower that empowered federal agencies to investigate and fire employees thought to be gay.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alabama city passes transgender bathroom ordinance 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:34 pm

    OXFORD, Alabama - People in an Alabama city who use public restrooms intended for a gender other than what is listed on their birth certificate will be punished under an ordinance officials passed this week.

  • Senate majority leader expects talk about referendum idea 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 12:54 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The majority leader in the North Carolina Senate says the chamber's Republicans will soon discuss the possibility of holding a referendum on a new law addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limits on LGBT anti-discrimination rules.

  • Fallout from North Carolina LGBT law worries small business story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 11:22 am

    Small businesses in North Carolina are already losing valuable business because of the new state law limiting protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

  • Wilmington convention canceled over North Carolina LGBT law 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 9:53 am

    WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Another convention has canceled in North Carolina in protest of the state's new law limiting anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

  • Sioux Falls schools unblocking LGBT resource websites 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 8:11 am

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The Sioux Falls School District is unblocking student access to LGBT resource websites after some students complained and equal rights officials weighed in on the matter.

  • Hawaii bill bans discrimination against transgender patients 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 8:59 pm

    HONOLULU - Insurance companies would not be allowed to discriminate against transgender patients under a bill passed by the Hawaii Legislature.

  • 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.

  • North Carolina Dems pan 'keep our state straight' comment story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-26-16 6:14 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Rhetorical skirmishes continued Tuesday in North Carolina over a law limiting protections for LGBT people, as Democrats criticized a Republican's plea to "keep our state straight."

  • Kansas lawmakers reject audit for same-sex discrimination 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 5:17 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers have again refused to audit the Department of Children and Families to determine if the agency discriminates against same-sex couples in adoption or foster care cases.

  • Al-Qaida says it killed Bangladesh gay activist, friend story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-26-16 3:06 pm

    NEW DELHI - The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of a gay rights activist and his friend, undermining the prime minister's insistence just hours earlier that her political opponents were to blame for the attack and for a rising tide of violence against secular activists and writers.

  • The Latest: Bathroom law didn't deter transgender protesters story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:31 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on protests over a law curtailing rights for lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people (all times local):

  • 275 pharma jobs planned despite backlash over NC's LGBT law 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:27 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A generic pharmaceutical company plans a North Carolina factory employing 275 workers by the end of 2020, the first substantial jobs announcement since the state last month passed a law limiting protections for LGBT people.

  • Correction: Bias Incidents NCU story 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 11:42 am

    GREELEY, Colorado - In a story April 24 about the bias response team at the University of Northern Colorado, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the team is currently investigating 44 bias-motivated incidents on campus. The incidents were reported during the 2014-15 and have been resolved.

  • Portland, Maine, bans travel to Mississippi, North Carolina 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 10:59 am

    PORTLAND, Maine - Portland, Maine, is banning all non-essential travel of city employees to states that enact legislation that discriminates against the gay and transsexual communities.