There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group’s leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults.
Pope Francis says gays — and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology.
As the Mississippi Senate sparred in one of its most contentious debates of the 2016 session, spectators watched intently from a balcony overlooking the chamber.
Robin Roberts said Friday that “it hurts my soul” that someone might not be welcome in Mississippi because of a law saying religious groups and some private businesses can cite moral beliefs to deny services to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people.
Following the passage of Mississippi House Bill 1523, groups on both sides of the political isle have come out in support of or opposition to the bill.
Speaking out against House Bill 1523: Gay Golden Triangle residents discuss discrimination, state’s image
When Holly Cochran first heard about Mississippi House Bill 1523, the bill had just passed through the House and was on its way to the State Senate.
“I thought, ‘There’s got to be some good senators in Mississippi that will shut this down,'” she said.
About half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates.
Four lesbian couples pressed a federal judge on Friday to overturn Mississippi’s last-in-the-nation ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt, but lawyers for the state argued the lawsuit should be tossed out.
First Baptist Church is weighing a continued partnership with the Boy Scouts after a summer decision by the Boy Scouts of America’s national leadership to end a ban on gay scout leaders.
The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday.