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Mormon-owned BYU eases rules on ‘homosexual behavior’

By BRADY McCOMBS | February 19, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University in Utah has revised its strict code of conduct to strip a rule that banned any behavior that reflected “homosexual feelings," which LGBTQ students and their allies felt created an unfair double standard...

Ideas for amending Russian Constitution aired for Putin

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | February 13, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — A meeting chaired by President Vladimir Putin on amending the Russian Constitution produced suggested changes on a variety of topics Thursday, ranging from the protection of traditional values to the country's status as a nuclear power.Putin...

Couple weds in Northern Ireland’s first same-sex marriage

February 11, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Two women tied the knot Tuesday in Northern Ireland’s first same-sex wedding, after the region became the last part of the United Kingdom to legalize gay marriage.Care worker Robyn Peoples, 26, and waitress Sharni Edwards, 27 married...

First female, lesbian leads Michigan Episcopal diocese

February 8, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan diocese of the Episcopal Church has its first female and openly lesbian bishop.The Rev. Bonnie A. Perry was consecrated and ordained Saturday during a ceremony in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.She was elected last June at...

Texas attorney general evades gay marriage case for beliefs

January 29, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas attorney general is not defending a state agency being sued for punishing a judge who refuses to marry same-sex couples because the state’s actions conflict with his views of the Constitution.Attorney General Ken Paxton's...

Cook-Paulsen Wedding

By Brandon Semel | March 17, 2014

The wedding cake for Darla Cook and Jaelyn Paulsen, the first same-sex couple to be legally married in DeKalb County.

Pass/Fail: ‘Paperless classrooms’ set for school district, Opposing same-sex marriage is outdated

By Danny Cozzi | October 23, 2013

Pass: 'Paperless classrooms' set for school districtDeKalb School District 428 is planning to have electronic devices available to every student by 2016, according to the Daily Chronicle.Students in elementary school will likely use iPads, while high...