Top firms decry religious exemption bills proposed in Texas

Business 03/27/19, 18:16

Some of the world's biggest companies are back to oppose a range of new Texas legislation they say is discriminatory, two years after Apple, Facebook and other Fortune 500 companies banded together with gay rights activists in defeating the state's "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.The corporate giants, which also include ...

Update: 2 favorites in Slovak president vote in the lead

Europe 03/16/19, 17:46

Voting has ended in the first round of Slovakia's presidential election, and early results show the favorite candidates in a lead.The Slovak statistics Office says that Zuzana Caputova has 38.87 percent of the vote with ballots from over 30 percent of polling stations counted on Saturday. The 45-year-old environmental and ...

Slovakia could get its first female president in ballot

Europe 03/16/19, 04:45

Voters in Slovakia are selecting a new head of state in an election that could give the country its first female president.The leading contenders are Zuzana Caputova, an environmental activist in favor of gay rights and who opposes a ban on abortion in the conservative Roman Catholic country, and Maros ...

Slovakia could get its first woman president in ballot

Europe 03/15/19, 08:04

Slovakia could get its first woman president as voters elect a new head of state on Saturday.The leading contenders are Zuzana Caputova, an environmental activist who is in favor of gay rights and opposes a ban on abortion in this conservative Roman Catholic country, and Maros Sefcovic, an establishment figure ...

Gay rights activist accused of setting own home on fire

U.S. 02/26/19, 22:38

Michigan police say a transgender, gay rights activist tried to fabricate a hate crime by setting his home on fire, but the man's attorney is questioning the evidence. Attorney Daniel Barnett said the evidence is circumstantial and doesn't provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Nikki Joly set the August 2017 ...

Cuba eliminates gay marriage language from new constitution

America 12/18/18, 19:34

Cuba's government said Tuesday that language promoting the legalization of gay marriage will be removed from the draft of a new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea.Gay rights advocates had proposed eliminating the description of marriage as a union of a man and woman, changing it to the ...

Thousands protest in Berlin against racism, discrimination

World 10/13/18, 08:11

Thousands of people are demonstrating in Berlin against racism and discrimination, a protest that comes amid concern about an increasingly confident far right.A wide range of groups, including pro-refugee, gay rights and Muslim organizations, backed Saturday's "Indivisible" protest in the heart of the German capital under the slogan "solidarity instead ...

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