A gay couple is suing the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles revoking drivers' licenses they said they received by showing their marriage license from New York. Their complaint is the latest challenge to Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.
Daniel DeSousa and Scott Wall married in New York last year and legally changed their last name to Wall-DeSousa through the federal Social Security Administration.
A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year.
That's still about the same rate found in 2012, and translates to about 42 million smokers.
As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has pardoned a soybean-based roast, The Seattle Times reported this week.
Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for killing Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.
What was behind the wave of emotion? Why do so many refuse to accept the grand jurors' choice not to charge the cop with a crime in the death of Brown, who was unarmed?
Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians.
When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered “reparative therapy,” met regularly with his pastor and immersed himself in Bible study and his church youth group. After six years, nothing changed. A despondent Ryan cut off from his parents and his faith, started taking drugs and in 2009, died of an overdose.
A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban on Nov. 25 but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.
U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged a 2004 constitutional amendment and earlier state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman. The couples argued the ban violated the U.S. Constitution and discriminated based on sexual orientation.
Our Walmart is preparing to stage strikes and other actions on Black Friday, which is on Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving.
Hundreds of other groups have pledged to support the strikes at 1,600 of the retailer's locations in the United States. The actions are protests against the company's retaliation against workers who have led campaigns to better their employment conditions.
Milwaukee jazz pianist Tim Clausen is not in a same-sex marriage — nor does he have a long-term male partner.
But he has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the dynamics of such relationships, having conducted 103 interviews with gay men who are partnered or married. He turned the interviews into his first book, Love Together: Longtime Male Couples on Healthy Intimacy & Communication.
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Nov. 25 struck down Mississippi’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying. The ruling on the Mississippi amendment was made public just hours after a federal judge struck down Arkansas' ban.
Don’t Shoot, a coalition of about 50 groups in the St. Louis area that formed in the wake of the police shooting of Michael Brown, renewed its call for police accountability and oversight following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
“We will redouble our efforts to secure justice for Michael Brown and demand police and criminal justice system reforms across the board,” said Michael T. McPhearson, co-chair of the Don’t Shoot Coalition and executive director for Veterans For Peace. “We learned a long time ago that police are not held accountable for killing people and especially not black and brown people. Instead, law enforcement and the judicial system have been used most aggressively and unfairly against us.”