Marriage

A Muslim woman walks past a Starbucks Coffee shop in Rawang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 6, 2017. Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia have called for a boycott of Starbucks because of the coffee chain's support for LGBT rights. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
July 06, 2017 - 8:13 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia have called for a boycott of Starbucks because of the coffee chain's support for LGBT rights. Malaysian group Perkasa, which supports a hard-line form of Islam and nationalism, this week called on its more than 500,000 members to...
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An Indonesian couple sit at Starbucks Coffee shop in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, July 6, 2017. Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia have called for a boycott of Starbucks because of the coffee chain's support for LGBT rights. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
July 06, 2017 - 6:09 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia have called for a boycott of Starbucks because of the coffee chain's support for LGBT rights. Malaysian group Perkasa, which supports a hard-line form of Islam and nationalism, this week called on its more than 500,000 members to...
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July 01, 2017 - 8:11 pm
HILDALE, Utah (AP) — Utah health authorities said they are investigating an outbreak of E.coli after two children died in a city on the Arizona border that's home to a polygamist Mormon sect. The investigation in Hildale, Utah, comes after the deaths in recent weeks, the Southwest Utah Public...
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June 30, 2017 - 1:05 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday in a unanimous decision that was quickly condemned by gay-rights groups. The court overturned a lower court's decision that favored same-sex marriage benefits,...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, gestures as a lawmaker raising a "No"-polling card during a meeting of the German Federal Parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building on same-sex marriage in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
June 30, 2017 - 5:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage after a short but emotional debate, bringing the country in line with many of its Western peers. Though Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the measure, she paved the way for its passage by freeing other members of her...
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Green party's Christian Stroebele smiles during a debate of the German parliament Bundestag on the gay marriage in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 30, 2017 - 3:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on German vote on same-sex marriage (all times local): 9:50 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she voted against same-sex marriage because she believes the country's law sees it as between a man and a woman, but that the opposite view must be respected. Parliament...
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Green party's Christian Stroebele smiles during a debate of the German parliament Bundestag on the gay marriage in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 30, 2017 - 3:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote only days after Chancellor Angela Merkel changed her longstanding position. Lawmakers voted 393 for legalizing "marriage for everybody" and 226 against with 4 abstentions. Merkel herself voted against the measure...
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Green party's Christian Stroebele smiles during a debate of the German parliament Bundestag on the gay marriage in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 30, 2017 - 2:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have agreed to put the legalization of same-sex marriage to a vote in parliament's last session before its summer break, paving the way for the likely passage of the law. Bringing the measure to a vote in Friday's session, the last before September elections, was fast...
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Martin Schulz, chairman of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Chancellor candidate for the upcoming general elections, addresses the media during a party's press conference in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
June 27, 2017 - 6:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left rivals said Tuesday they would seek a parliamentary vote this week on legalizing gay marriage after the German leader backed off her conservatives' long-standing refusal to budge on the issue. Germany has allowed same-sex couples to enter civil...
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June 26, 2017 - 3:39 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of same-sex couples who complained that an Arkansas birth certificate law discriminated against them, reversing a state court's ruling that married lesbian couples must get a court order to have both spouses listed on their...
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