KNOXVILLE, TN (AP) – University of Tennessee students have been asked to use gender-neutral pronouns such as “ze.” The University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion is asking...

EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, MS (AP) – Four lesbian couples are asking a federal judge to immediately stop Mississippi from enforcing a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting...

JAMES NORD Associated Press PIERRE, SD (AP) – South Dakota’s high school activities association on Thursday largely maintained its policy allowing transgender student athletes to request to...

LOS ANGELES–Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake will take home the Inspiration Award at GLSEN’s Respect Awards, scheduled for Oct. 23 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. The new parents...

ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT, KY (AP) – A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis...

William Smith Jr. and James Yates strode Thursday morning into their county clerk’s office for their third attempt to get a marriage license. The office of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis once again...

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities in New York City have arrested the head of an online male escort service, RentBoy.com, and six of his employees on prostitution charges. Prosecutors announced the...

ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A law professor who specializes in judicial ethics and has taught two members of the Arkansas Supreme Court will serve as chief justice through...

DAVID CRARY AP National Writer The World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love and joy as it...

DAVID SHARP Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The National Organization for Marriage has revealed the list of donors who contributed to its effort to defeat the state’s gay marriage law...