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Southern Baptist leader vows never to officiate same-sex union

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Pastor Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, gives the presidential address to the Southern Baptist Convention at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in Columbus, Ohio, June 16, 2015. Floyd exhorted members to stand united against same-sex marriage and vows that he will never officiate a same-sex union.
The president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination vowed never to officiate a gay union, and the Southern Baptist Convention called on the Supreme Court not to declare same-sex marriage a constitutional right. ...

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Trump jumps in 2016 race, seeks GOP nomination for president

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Developer Donald Trump gestures as he announces that he seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York.
Real-estate mogul and reality-television star Donald Trump said Tuesday he will seek the Republican nomination for president. He's the 12th high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 race, with more to come in the weeks ahead. ...

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Golden State Warriors President named grand marshall of San Francisco pride

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Rick Welts
Rick Welts was president of the Phoenix Suns when he came out publicly in 2011 via a front-page article in The New York Times. He joined the Warriors later that year. ...

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Jeb Bush launches 2016 bid, vows to get Washington ‘out of the business of causing problems’

Monday, June 15, 2015
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waves as he takes the stage to formally join the race for president, Monday, June 15, 2015, at Miami Dade College in Miami.
Jeb Bush launched a Republican presidential bid with a vow to get Washington "out of the business of causing problems" and to stay true to his beliefs. ...

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Rupert Murdoch: LGBT advocacy in Clinton speech ‘almost fascist’

Monday, June 15, 2015
Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch described as “almost fascist” Hillary Clinton’s remarks in support of anti-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans during her campaign launch speech on Saturday. ...

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‘President’ Santorum won’t enforce same-sex marriage ruling since it’s a ‘violation of the first amendment’

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Rick Santorum
Santorum said that he holds out hope that the Supreme Court will rule against marriage equality advocates “because there is no way that the left will stop at mere tolerance, they will demand conformity." ...

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Laverne Cox cast as wax museum’s first transgender figure

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Laverne Cox
Merlin Entertainment spokeswoman Kari Martin says a life-sized likeness of the "Orange is the New Black" co-star is scheduled to be unveiled at the Madame Tussauds' in San Francisco on June 26. ...

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Franklin Graham urges boycott of LGBT-friendly businesses for promoting ‘moral decay, Godless lifestyle’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Franklin Graham
Rev. Franklin Graham is calling for a boycott of gay-friendly businesses, beginning by pulling his ministry’s accounts from Wells Fargo after the bank ran an ad featuring a same-sex couple. ...

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Walker supports constitutional amendment to allow state bans on same-sex marriage

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said Sunday he supports a constitutional amendment that would allow states to ban same-sex marriage. ...

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Lindsey Graham wants Caitlyn Jenner’s vote

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Boone, Iowa.
Graham says if Jenner wants to be a Republican, she's welcome. And he says if she wants a safe country and a strong economy, she should vote for him. ...

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