Texas Adoption Agency 'Religious Refusal' Closer To LawTexas Republicans pushed the state closer to a law that allows publicly-funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections.
Mormon Church Severs Some Ties With Boy Scouts Of AmericaThe Mormon church, the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling as many as 185,000 older youths from the organization.
Texas House OKs Letting Adoption Groups Deny Non-ChristiansMany state-funded Texas adoption and foster care agencies routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants on religious grounds — and legislation that got initial approval in the state House on Tuesday is designed to protect them from potential lawsuits from doing so.
Texas Adoption Bill OK's Rejection Of Non-Christian ParentsState-funded adoption agencies backing Texas legislation that would sanction the rejection of prospective parents on religious grounds freely admit they already routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants.
'Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th Out Anniversary, Ellen DeGeneresWith a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out.
Report: LGBT Students Still Face Discrimination At SchoolA report from an international human rights organization concludes many public schools are still hostile environments for LGBT students.
Report: Gay Characters Hit Record High On Network TVA record number of gay characters are featured on broadcast series, but small-screen shows overall can be deadly for the female ones, according to a study.
Soldier Accused Of Killing Transgender Woman In West TexasA soldier is accused of killing a transgender woman in West Texas, and the FBI is investigating whether it was a hate crime.
CDC Reports First Zika Infection Between Gay CoupleThe Centers For Disease Control confirmed another sexually transmitted case of the Zika virus was discovered in Dallas.
Singer Bryan Adams Cancells Mississippi Show Over Anti-LGBT LawCanadian rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples.
Man Convicted In 1991 Texas Gay Slaying Leaves PrisonThe last of the 10 people serving time for the 1991 gay-bashing death of a Houston banker has left prison on parole.
Houston Voters Reject LGBT Nondiscrimination OrdinanceAn ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in Houston failed to win approval from voters on Tuesday.