UPDATE: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal the decision.
Kentucky's attorney general will not appeal a federal ruling that the state must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.
The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston is easing its two-decade ban on gay organizations under a deal to allow them to march in an event that once went to the Supreme Court to keep gays out, a marriage equality group said recently.
MassEquality Executive Director Kara Coredini said a group of gay military veterans can march under its banner as part of a tentative deal with parade organizers brokered by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh.
Billie Jean King’s taxi ride home after the Sochi Olympics included a revelation.
Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on March 2 to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
A group of ministers in Mississippi is calling on state lawmakers to reject a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to gays and other people.
The legislation, similar to a bill vetoed last week by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, is one of several introduced in response to the past year's marriage equality victories.
California Gov. Jerry Brown says he is not sure legalizing pot is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.
Brown says he worries that if pot smoking gains more legitimacy, it could have negative effects on the state and nation.
The Iowa State Fair’s famed butter cow will share the limelight this year with some others used to more than their fair-share of attention.
The Des Moines Register reports that the stars of the A&E television hit show “Duck Dynasty” will join the fair’s grandstand lineup.
A former Pennsylvania coal town and a Dallas suburb lost a lengthy battle to enact anti-immigrant laws Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeals.
The high court has held since 2012 that immigration issues are largely a matter for federal agencies, not local governments, to regulate.
Man-made global warming is worsening and will disrupt both the natural world and human society, warns a joint report of two of the world’s leading scientific organizations.
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, which is the national scientific academy of the United Kingdom, released an unusual plain language report on climate change that addressed 20 issues in a question-and-answer format.
The foot soldiers of the tea party movement dismiss the chatter about its demise. They claim they are ready to use political force against both President Barack Obama and the Republican establishment this election year.
The Tea Party Patriots, one of the major grassroots groups, marked the fifth anniversary of the movement late last week, attracting hundreds of members and plenty of speakers to a Washington celebration in which they directed their animosity at the Washington establishment.
When an important social issue intersected with business in Arizona, Corporate America decided it was time to take a stand.
Voicing concern for their employees, customers and bottom lines, prominent companies from American Airlines to Verizon used threats of reduced business to help convince Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays based on the owner's religious beliefs.