Same sex couples

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. Elwood Caudill says he plans to run for county clerk against Davis, who caused an uproar in 2015 when she refused to issue marriage licenses because of her opposition to same-sex marriage. Caudill ran against Davis in 2014 in the Democratic primary, but lost by 23 votes. In 2018, Caudill will run as a Democrat while Davis has switched parties to become a Republican. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
November 16, 2017 - 12:36 pm
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The last place Lincoln Caudill expected to see his eastern Kentucky hometown was on a television in a Philadelphia restaurant, yet there it was in the summer of 2015, flickering back at him from a newscast about a defiant county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay...
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November 07, 2017 - 2:58 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples will run for re-election in 2018. An attorney for Kim Davis confirmed she will seek a second term. It's the first chance Rowan County voters will get to have a say in the...
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October 20, 2017 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding. The food makers say that once they open their doors for business, they don't get to choose their customers. They say that...
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Karl Kreile, left, and Bodo Mende kiss after their marriage in Berlin, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The couple has become the first in Germany to celebrate a same-sex wedding, after a new law called “marriage for all” came into force Sunday. Karl Kreile, 59, and Bodo Mende, 60, were married Sunday morning at the town hall in Schoeneberg, a Berlin district. The law change followed a free vote in Parliament in June, making Germany the 23rd country worldwide to allow same-sex marriages. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
October 01, 2017 - 7:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings Sunday, after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples. Town halls in Berlin, Hamburg and elsewhere opened their doors to mark the event, made possible by a surprise...
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In this Sept. 27, 2017 photo Karl Kreile, left, and Bodo Mende are looking into each others eyes in Berlin, Germany. Almost forty years after their first kiss, Karl and Bodo are getting hitched. The two civil servants are expected to become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Germany when a law allowing same-sex marriages comes into effect Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
September 30, 2017 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Almost 40 years after their first kiss, Karl and Bodo are getting hitched. The two civil servants from Berlin are expected to become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Germany when a law allowing same-sex marriages takes effect Sunday. Until now, gay and lesbian couples in...
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July 12, 2017 - 7:40 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The predominantly Roman Catholic island nation of Malta is set to legalize gay marriage, joining much of Western Europe by replacing the traditional "you are now husband and wife" declaration in civil ceremonies with "you are now spouses." The Catholic Church had opposed the...
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June 28, 2017 - 10:41 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government says it will follow the advice of an ethics panel in favor of allowing single women and lesbian couples to have children through assisted reproduction. Government spokesman Christophe Castaner added Wednesday that no timetable has been established for the change...
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May 24, 2017 - 6:30 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — In a first for Asia, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent's most liberal democracies. In its majority opinion, the court said a provision in the...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 20, 2017, file photo, a Sharia law official whips a man convicted of adultery with a rattan cane in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, when two men each face up to 100 stroke of the cane after neighbors reported them to Islamic religious police for having gay sex. Indonesian police detained dozens of men Sunday, May 21 in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital Jakarta, another sign of growing hostility to homosexuality in the world's most populous Muslim nation. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda, File)
May 23, 2017 - 1:36 am
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture" and escalates an anti-gay backlash. Hundreds packed the courtyard of a mosque to witness the caning...
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April 09, 2017 - 7:45 pm
AP-US-UNITED-STATES-SYRIA-THE-LATEST The Latest: Trump, Japan's Abe talk about Syria, North Korea WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken with the Japanese prime minister about the recent U.S. missile strikes in Syria as well as about North Korea. The White House says in a statement on...
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