The ruling by Fayette County Circuit Judge James Ishmael overturned a decision by the city's Human Rights Commission that ruled in 2014 that the print shop, Hands On Originals, violated a city law that bans discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation.
The Kenyan constitution recognizes and protects the rights of minorities, the three judges of the High Court said in their ruling. The Non-Governmental Organization Co-ordination Board had refused to register the rights group on religious and moral grounds.
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar made his ruling in response to a request by state corrections officials, who also have appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land.
Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples. That decision did not address the validity of state marriage bans, but courts across the country, with few exceptions, said its logic
Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are ...
We'll have oral argument before the Supreme Court this week. Ted Cruz has introduced two new bills in Congress to stop marriage, but they may backfire on him. And the National Organization for Marriage has lost yet another court case.
Thousands of supporters and opponents of marriage equality descended on Washington this weekend and met at the steps of the Supreme Court Saturday, but not before those opposed to same-sex unions held what they called their “largest march for marriage yet.”
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, branded an anti-gay "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, says most Americans would not be comfortable with a Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality.
Republican presidential hopefuls emphasized their staunch opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion rights Saturday before a crowd of social conservatives who hold significant sway in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses.
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is banding with other lawmakers to introduce a resolution seeking to protect LGBT Americans from discrimination under federal law as religious objection bills in other states have prompted protests.
Some sued for the right to marry, while others are fighting to have states recognize a marriage performed elsewhere. They include young parents and grandparents, as well as a couple of grieving men who already have lost their life partners.
It is revealing how important it was to conservatives that the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act not be seen as discriminatory – using false claims about the federal and other state level RFRAs as a cover.
One of the primary drivers of the movement to corrupt and redefine religious freedom isn’t someone in a shouting match on cable news, but a decades-long alliance of top Mormons and Catholics.
Jim Obergefell hadn't thought about becoming one of the most visible figures in the marriage equality movement. He just wanted to marry the love of his life for 21 years.
Back in 2011, Alan Bounville walked 6,000 miles to raise awareness for gender identity and sexual orientation equality. But what happened early on in his walk, at a small grocery store in a rural town, is what led him to one of his most memorable experiences.
Equality supporters met with and urged elected lawmakers to support legislation protecting Missourians from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation, and grant local school districts the authority to develop their own anti-bullying policies.
A West Des Moines Catholic high school that came under fire recently for refusing to hire a gay teacher, has approved a request by students to form a school-based gay-straight alliance called "One Human Family."
Proposals that critics say could be used to discriminate against LGBT individuals have largely gone nowhere in the Texas Legislature, and some LGBT rights activists believe a big reason is because of the backlash over religious objection laws passed in Arkansas and Indiana.
Attorney General Eric Holder bid farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years, outlining what he said were his major accomplishments and telling staffers they helped produce a "golden age" in the department's history.
On paper, Paul Campion's home seemed perfect for a foster child - and one of the students he worked with as a school counselor was begging to be taken in. His partner was the PTA president, and they had three adopted children already. But they were a gay couple in
Married and living in New York City, Joseph Vitale and Robert Talmas joined the legal battle over Ohio's same-sex marriage law because that's where their adopted son was born. Both fathers want to be listed on Cooper's birth certificate.
Luke Barlowe and Jimmy Meade never held hands in public. For more than 40 years, they lived together quietly, afraid to out themselves as a couple.
Every time Kim Franklin saw Tammy Boyd in their small town of Simpsonville, Kentucky, a Rod Stewart ballad streamed through her head: "Some guys have all the luck."
When Valeria Tanco and Sophy Jesty began dating during post-graduate veterinary training at Cornell University, their relationship faced more than the usual run of hurdles.
Maurice Blanchard says anti-gay sentiment was rampant where he grew up in South Carolina. Now he's one of a group of plaintiffs in cases seeking to legalize same-sex marriage throughout the country.
Raising two young children in states that don't recognize that their parents are married has confronted Nicole and Pam Yorksmith with a range of problems.
Thom Kostura and his husband take lots of road trips, and each time they cross a state line they make a game of declaring "We're married!" or "We're not married!" - depending on whether the state recognizes same-sex marriage.
Like many dads, when his spouse is traveling out of town, Greg Bourke takes on the role of single parent, shuttling their two teenagers to basketball practice and other activities while working a full-time job. But Bourke has an extra worry when his husband, Michael DeLeon, is away.
"My brain is more female than it is male," says Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion who has been better known in recent years as part of television's omnipresent Kardashian family.
An administrative law judge proposes that the owners of an Oregon bakery pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple refused service more than two years ago.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday that businesses opposed to religious objections laws are entering an "unholy alliance" with the same liberal elites who support more taxes, regulation and "demonize" profit-making.
Just days before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has filed two bills to protect states that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying.
For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs - notably the presidential hopefuls - face a far more complicated landscape.
A new poll released this week found that the majority of most major religious groups now fully embrace marriage equality, and that even groups who oppose the right to marry are abandoning anti-LGBT views at a surprising rate.
Mike Huckabee has let loose with a litany of falsehoods about how marriage equality will lead to the “criminalization of Christianity," and went on to defend ex-gay therapy, saying government is barring chaplains from advocating against the “homosexual lifestyle.”
The leader of the North Carolina House says his chamber won't debate a "religious freedom" bill this year that supporters promoted as protecting religious liberties but others criticized as legalizing discrimination against LGBT individuals.
An effort to repeal a new Arkansas law preventing local governments from extending anti-discrimination protections to LGBT residents moved closer toward appearing on next year's ballot after the state's attorney general gave initial approval to the referendum.
A federal judge has refused to grant a dying man and his partner state recognition of their marriage ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans.
“Everyone knows I’m gay,” says 16-year-old Timothy Jefferson, who says he’s been constantly harassed and bullied by other students during his two years at the school where he’s studying to one day become an interior designer or a musician.
Texas lawmakers on Wednesday pushed forward with two anti-gay bills, despite warnings from major corporations, technology leaders, and child advocacy organizations of the dangerous consequences.
San Francisco's Roman Catholic archbishop, who is at the center of growing debate over his opposition to gay marriage, will miss an annual march in Washington, D.C., next week opposing same-sex marriage, his archdiocese said.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is instructing a state agency to allow all legally married couples, including same-sex couples, to jointly be adoptive and foster parents.
A record-high 6 in 10 Americans support marriage equality for same-sex couples, and a similar share say individual states should not be allowed to ban same-sex marriage, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Less than a week before the U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear arguments over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, a GOP lawmaker has introduced legislation to strip federal courts of their power to interpret the Constitution as it relates to such matters.
The actress has left a big impression on Hollywood (and America) in a very short amount of time. Cox's skillful performance as Sophia on "Orange Is the New Black" and her work advocating for transgender women make her one of our boldest beauties yet.
An Alabama House Committee voted Wednesday for a bill that would allow private adoption agencies to turn away same-sex couples on religious grounds.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes and "Savage Love" columnist and LGBT rights activist Dan Savage discuss how Republican presidential hopefuls respond when asked if they'd attend a same-sex wedding for a loved one, and, as Savage notes, how anybody believes they would be invited to one at all.
Legislation that protects members of the clergy who refuse to perform a same-sex marriage ceremony has been approved by the Oklahoma House and Senate.
In a rare and revealing interview, Joe and Mimi Lemay shared why they let their son, Jacob, transition as part of NBC News' series on Transgender Kids.
A transgender South Carolina teenager has settled a lawsuit challenging the state Department of Motor Vehicles' policy governing a person's choice to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup.
A French newspaper reports that Pope Francis met France’s nominated ambassador to the Holy See, who is openly gay, and told him that the Vatican would not accept his appointment.
He's been part of a wildly popular superhero team since its very beginning. But there's something we never knew about Bobby Drake, aka Iceman of the X-Men... Bobby is gay.
The Nevada Assembly has rejected a bill that outraged transgender advocates and would have required students to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex.
Little Rock officials have voted to require companies contracting with the city to not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a new Arkansas law criticized as anti-gay.
A group of 100 conservative lawyers and academics recently filed a Supreme Court brief arguing that gay marriage will cause 900,000 abortions over the next 30 years.
New York's attorney general's office wrote this week to the Boy Scouts of America nationally, advising that state and city laws prohibit hiring discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman, but are urging the court to resist embracing what they see as a radical change in society's view of what constitutes a
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments next week in a landmark case on same-sex marriage, but most Americans already have made up their minds: There's no turning back.
A Florida Senate panel on Monday declined to vote on a controversial proposal that would allow taxpayer-supported adoption agencies to use religious or moral beliefs to discriminate against prospective parents.
After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an attempt by the National Organization for Marriage to reverse a federal judge's decision that allowed same-sex couples in Oregon to begin marrying.
A same-sex couple who sued for the right to marry in Wisconsin wants a federal judge to mandate that both parents' names appear on their children's birth certificates.
The resolution was introduced by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), who said the law, signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, would infringe upon the religious rights of faith-based schools.