Organizers of a gay cruise blamed the Moroccan government for the cancelation of a stop in Casablanca on July 1.
But Moroccan officials say they didn’t ban the ship from docking and the gay passengers would have been welcomed in the country.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker has pledged again not to phase in any parts of President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law ahead of November’s elections even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it is constitutional.
Walker has said he holds out hope the GOP will recapture the White House and gain full control of Congress and repeal the legislation. He reiterated his stance minutes after the Court released its ruling.
A group of British lawmakers has called for World War II code-breaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing to be commemorated on a banknote.
This year marks the centenary of the birth of Turing, who helped crack Nazi Germany’s secret codes by creating the “Turing bombe,” a forerunner of modern computers.
Teenager Mary Kristene Chapa continues to recover after being shot execution-style in a Portland, Texas, park a week ago. She has not been told that her girlfriend died in the shooting.
Mollie Olgin, a 19-year-old student at Texas A & M, was pronounced dead at the scene.
France’s new president, who had campaigned for marriage equality, said he would legalize same-sex marriage in the “next few months.”
Reuters reported the news this week, based on a statement from President Francois Hollande’s office.
A man accused of setting fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute nearly three months ago is set to go to trial July 9.
Francis Gerald Grady is charged with arson and damaging a reproductive-health facility.
The president of the country’s best-known Christian ministry dedicated to helping people repress same-sex attraction through prayer is trying to distance the group from the idea that gay people’s sexual orientation can be permanently changed or “cured.”
That’s a significant shift for Exodus International, the 36-year-old Florida-based group that boasts 260 member ministries around the U.S. and world. For decades, it has offered to help conflicted Christians change from gay to straight through counseling and prayer, infuriating gay rights activists in the process.
Three people were arrested for stabbing a teen near the Howard Theatre earlier this week in northwest Washington, D.C., and police are calling the incident a hate crime.
Police say a 16-year-old boy got into a fight with two men and a woman on a busy street on June 26. Investigators say anti-gay slurs were used in the assault.
An Oct. 15 trial date was set for two eastern Kentucky men charged with a hate crime in the kidnapping and beating of a gay man.
The federal case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department.
Setting the stage for another big battle before the U.S. Supreme Court, House Republicans are appealing a ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act.
Meanwhile, a congressional Democrat from Washington has filed a bill to extend equal benefits to married gay military benefits and servicemembers.
Maryland's Montgomery County Board of Education has voted to bar nonprofit groups from distributing fliers to middle and high school students after protests over leaflets sent home with students.
The Washington Post reported the 6-1 vote this week will ban the distribution of leaflets from any outside group except government agencies or PTAs.
California Congressman Mike Honda, a former educator, announced the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus on June 28. He said the focus would be on combating bullying from the earliest levels of school through elder abuse.
The mission statement for CABC reads, “The Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus is a bipartisan caucus comprised of members of Congress committed to the belief that all communities deserve a safe environment to thrive, and that our nation is in urgent need of solutions that stop bullying – both offline and online – now and forever.”