| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the head of the National Guard “to take immediate action” to ensure that same-sex spouses of guard personnel in nine states — including Texas, Florida and South Carolina...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:30 PM
When California voters passed Prop. 8 in 2008 outlawing same-sex marriage, Robin Tyler — one-half of Los Angeles' first legally married gay couple — and many others rushed to cast blame on African Americans. That indictment was the catalyst...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:34 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Thursday that it will provide six V-22 Osprey aircraft to Israel, making it the first foreign country to receive the advanced tilt-rotor planes.
The planes can land and take off vertically by tilting their two...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:03 PM
The HRC COOK Orlando Food Festival & Competition combines the fun of watching Central Florida’s finest chefs in a kitchen showdown with the opportunity to sample culinary creations and signature cocktails from some of the finest local culinary...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Popes are famously believed to be endowed with infallibility, which is often misinterpreted to mean that they can never be wrong. In actuality, they are only considered infallible when it comes to the issuance of Roman Catholic doctrine.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
ROME — In an extraordinary, wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis expressed frustration that the Catholic Church is “obsessed” with issues such as abortion, homosexuality and contraception, and called instead for a focus on healing and...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:27 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years — on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:39 PM
HOUSTON — Leaders of San Antonio, the second-largest city in Texas, approved a non-discrimination ordinance for gay and transgender residents this week over the objections of conservatives, who have vowed to keep up the fight.
Other Texas cities...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages.
In a letter to congressional leaders, Attorney General Eric Holder said that a...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:30 PM
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:25 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- In declaring that he was in no position to judge gay people, Pope Francis did nothing to change Roman Catholic doctrine, which prohibits homosexual sex but not the state of homosexuality. But at least one prominent commentator said the...