UPDATED: The prominent Christian relief agency World Vision said this week it will hire Christians who are in same-sex marriages, a dramatic policy change on one of the most divisive social issues facing religious groups. And then, under pressure from the Christian right, the World Vision board reversed that decision, according to an announcement on March 26.
Amnesty International is calling on Chinese authorities to halt the persecution of people seeking to remember the victims of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square.
The international human rights group issued the statement in response to the sentencing of a man to 18 months in jail for a remembrance last year.
Honolulu police officers are urging lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that lets undercover officers have sex with prostitutes during investigations, but they won’t say how often — or even if — they use the provision.
The idea has shocked advocates and law enforcement experts in the sex trade, who note that many prostitutes have been forced into that line of work.
Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress on March 22 to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, saying it's outrageous that the country is even debating the subject.
Speaking to supporters of the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign on Saturday, Biden said it's "close to barbaric" that in some states, employees can be fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Illinois' House Human Services Committee on March 26 approved a bill to protect minors from so-called ex-gay therapy.
The legislation, introduced by Chicago Democrat Kelly Cassidy, who is gay, is called the Conversion Therapy Prohibition Act. The measure would prohibit mental health providers from trying to change the sexual orientation of minors.
A Portland woman has started an online campaign to save the childhood home of Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen, Wash., as a museum to the Nirvana grunge rock icon.
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is “very much concerned” about the direction of the U.S. but says she is still considering her future plans.
During a recent session of the Clinton Global Initiative University, a young woman asked Clinton whether she would consider running for president in 2016.
Dozens of same-sex Michigan couples rushed to the altar today, just one day after a judge lifted state's ban on same-sex marriage was lifted.
But a federal appeals court stepped in hours later and issued an order preventing more same-sex couples from getting married in the state for at least several more days, AP reported.
A federal appeals court has indefinitely suspended a judge's decision that allowed gay marriage in Michigan.
The ruling on March 25 means Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage stays on the books while the appeals court takes more time to consider the case. The panel ruled 2-1.
Two years after the Affordable Care Act survived a Supreme Court review by a single vote, the Court is hearing arguments today (March 25) in a religion-based challenge from family-owned companies that object to covering certain contraceptives in their health plans as part of the law's preventive care requirement.
Health plans must offer a range of services at no extra fees, including all forms of birth control for women that have been approved by federal regulators.