A bill to repeal the military’s 15-year ban against openly gay servicemembers was introduced in the House of Representatives this week, marking the third time such legislation has come before Congress.
DENVER — Conservative evangelical leader James Dobson has resigned as chairman of Focus on the Family, but will continue to play a prominent role at the organization he founded more than three decades ago.
NEW YORK CITY — A lawyer for one of two men accused of murdering an Ecuadorean immigrant in a hate crime said last week his client acted in self-defense, believing the victim was reaching for a gun during a scuffle.
SACRAMENTO — Both houses of the state Legislature passed resolutions Monday endorsing the legal effort to overturn California’s same-sex marriage ban, just days before the issue goes to the state Supreme Court.
GALVESTON, Texas — Two brothers and a 17-year-old were charged with a hate crime after a violent attack at a gay bar injured two people, one of whom was hit in the head with a 4-pound rock, police said.
A committee of Lutheran Church leaders recommended last week that the church consider allowing gay and lesbians in committed relationships to be ordained as pastors, but not all LGBT Lutherans are satisfied with the proposal.