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8 months 3 weeks ago

Pope says he won't judge gay priests

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT (AP) - Pope Francis is reaching out to gays, saying he won't judge priests for their sexual orientation. In a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference the pope says, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am...

11 months 2 weeks ago

Gay marriage now legal in Rhode Island

Gay marriage is now legal in the state of Rhode Island. That state became the tenth in the nation yesterday to legalize same sex marriages. The governor addressed a large crowd of supporters of the bill in front of the state house, thanking the many individuals who worked to...

1 year 11 months ago

Civil union bill still alive

A civil union bill passed the House Appropriations Committee by a 7 to 6 vote this afternoon. It has one more hurdle -- the Republican controlled House. It will have to be ratified by midnight, or die before it gets to the Governor. There is speculation there won't be...

1 year 11 months ago

Colorado closer to legalizing civil unions

Colorado is one step closer to legalizing civil unions for same sex couples. Earlier tonight the House finance committee gave Senate Bill 2 approval: the second of three hurdles before the bill reaches the full House for a vote. The bill would grant same sex couples inheritance rights, parental...

2 years 7 months ago

New battles over lifting gay troop ban

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The military's ban on openly gay troops will be lifted within weeks, but that's no guarantee the law cannot be re-enacted someday. That's why a Republican gay rights organization that sued the Obama administration to stop enforcement of the policy says it plans to ask...

2 years 9 months ago

PrideFest 2011-- the coming of age

PrideFest kicked off its two day celebration in Acacia Park in Colorado Springs today with Family Fun Day. There was face painting and games for the kids and shopping and live music for all to enjoy. The event turned twenty one this year, and as New York became the...

2 years 9 months ago

Assault sparks outrage in GLBT community

The fallout continues after a weekend attack at a Colorado Springs restaurant that landed 2 men in the hospital, one a Fort Carson soldier, seemingly all based on the fact that they're gay. We spoke to Charles Irwin, the Executive Director of the Colorado Springs Pride Center. He tells us...

2 years 9 months ago

More same-sex couples in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Census Bureau says the number of same-sex households in Colorado jumped by about 60 percent in the past decade. Now, more than one in five gay couples in the state are raising children. The data released Thursday puts Colorado in line with other states...

3 years 1 month ago

Civil union bill in for long debate

DENVER (AP) - A same-sex civil unions bill expected before the Colorado Senate has both sides ready for a long debate. The measure has already cleared a committee and was scheduled for debate by the full chamber Wednesday. Both sides expected a long floor debate, though legislators could delay...

3 years 5 months ago

2 students withdraw after Rutgers suicide

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Two Rutgers University freshmen, accused of secretly broadcasting a classmate's sexual encounter online, have withdrawn from the school. The classmate later committed suicide. Attorney Steven Altman says that means Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei will not face university disciplinary hearings. Altman, who represents...

3 years 5 months ago

Gay marriage notices denied

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's largest newspaper is defending its decision to refuse to publish marriage notices for gay couples. New Hampshire is one of five states to have legalized gay marriage. Two men getting married in Portsmouth on Saturday wanted to publish a marriage notice in the...

3 years 7 months ago

Focus says gay groups pushing school agendas

The Colorado Springs-based Christian group Focus on the Family is accusing national gay advocacy groups of using bullying-prevention initiatives at schools to introduce the viewpoint that homosexuality is normal. Focus on the Family education expert Candi Cushman told The Denver Post that the Christian group supports bullying prevention but...

3 years 9 months ago

Supreme Court rules on Christian campus group

WASHINGTON (AP) - The acting chancellor and dean of a California law school is praising a Supreme Court decision, saying it validates the school's policy of "equity and fairness." An ideologically split court ruled, 5-4, that the University of California's Hastings College of the Law can legally deny recognition...

4 years 1 month ago

Advertisements protest Boulder Catholic school

Gay rights groups say they have purchased full-page ads opposing a Boulder Catholic school's decision to eject two children because their parents are a lesbian couple. Roman Catholic gay rights group DignityUSA and other organizations are advertising in Sunday's Camera newspaper in Boulder, saying the school's decision is hurtful and...

4 years 7 months ago

Same-sex unions begin in Vermont

Some couples had been waiting so long for gay marriage to become legal they held midnight ceremonies, but officials in Vermont say there hasn't been a rush of applications for licenses. A new state law went into effect today allowing same-sex marriage. That makes the Green Mountain state the fifth...

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