Minnesota Rep. Omar files for divorce from husband

Politics 10/07/19, 15:33

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband, citing an "irretrievable breakdown" of her marriage. The freshman Democrat filed for divorce from Ahmed Hirsi on Friday in Minnesota's Hennepin County District Court. Omar and Hirsi have been legally ...

Australian political leaders agree gays don’t go to hell

World 05/14/19, 04:04

The leaders of both of Australia's major political parties agreed on Tuesday that gays don't go to hell because of their sexual orientation, as Christian beliefs rose to extraordinary prominence in the final days of an election campaign.Prime Minister Scott ...

Georgia politician considers resigning amid racial strife

U.S. 05/08/19, 10:38

A councilman in a mostly white north Georgia town who drew nationwide scorn for his comments on interracial marriage says he's considering stepping down from his position.City Council member Jim Cleveland said he is praying about the decision, though some ...

Lawmakers target spouses who drug, rape their partners

U.S. 05/04/19, 06:51

Witches were still being burned at the stake when Sir Matthew Hale came up with his legal theory that rape could not happen within marriage. The 17th century English jurist declared it legally impossible because wedding vows implied a wife's ...

Pete Buttigieg confronted by religious protester

Politics 04/16/19, 17:43

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) was confronted by a religious protester at an Iowa town hall Tuesday but said he "respected" the protester's passion. Buttigieg told reporters, "I understand that it comes from a very passionate place, and I respect ...

Update: Mormon scholar: LGBTQ policy repeal marks reset

U.S. 04/04/19, 12:01

The Latest on Mormons repealing rules banning baptisms for children of gay parents (all times local):10:55 a.m.A religious scholar says the decision by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to repeal rules banning baptisms for children of gay ...

New rules for handling child bride petitions

Politics 02/15/19, 10:02

The Trump administration has announced new rules for scrutinizing requests to bring minor spouses to the United States. That word comes from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — the agency that considers whether to approve such requests. The Associated Press reported ...

Gov. Bevin, Kentucky clerk at odds over attorneys’ fees

U.S. 01/30/19, 16:50

As a candidate for governor in 2015, Matt Bevin said he "absolutely supported" a Kentucky county clerk who stopped issuing marriage licenses because of her opposition to gay marriage.But four years later, after a court ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay ...

Vogue editor joins push to re-name Margaret Court Arena

Sports 01/23/19, 23:31

Vogue editor Anna Wintour has added her voice to those calling for the renaming of Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open because of the tennis great's outspoken condemnation of same-sex marriage.Wintour is an avid tennis fan who has been ...

US approved thousands of child bride requests

U.S. 01/11/19, 06:06

Data obtained by The Associated Press shows thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission ...

Cuban assembly approves draft of new constitution

America 12/22/18, 18:49

Cuba's National Assembly on Saturday approved an update of the country's constitution, the final step before a national referendum expected to approve the new charter in February.The new constitution contains more continuity than change, although it recognizes the de-facto modernization ...

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 ...

3 contrasting contenders in Germany vie to succeed Merkel

Europe 12/06/18, 02:24

Three high-profile contenders are vying to lead Angela Merkel's party as the longtime German chancellor makes way after 18 years for a successor who could shape the European Union's most populous country for the next generation.The center-right Christian Democratic Union ...

George and Barbara Bush, a ‘storybook’ 73-year marriage

U.S. 12/02/18, 09:23

They met at a Christmas dance. She was 16. He was 17.Three years later they were married. The couple stayed together for 73 years, becoming the longest-married couple in presidential history."George Bush knows how I feel," Barbara Bush had said. ...

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