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The Long, Ongoing Debate Over 'All Men Are Created Equal'

The Long, Ongoing Debate Over 'All Men Are Created Equal'

NATIONAL | By Hillel Italie | Jul 3, 2022

Few words in American history are invoked as often as those from the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, published nearly 250 years ago. And few are more difficult to define.

Boy Helps Brown Put New Spin on 'Let's Go, Brandon' Chant

Boy Helps Brown Put New Spin on 'Let's Go, Brandon' Chant

POLITICS | By Steve Megargee | Jul 3, 2022

Brandon Brown wanted a way to change the narrative behind the "Let's go, Brandon" message after his first career NASCAR victory inadvertently fostered a chant that has been used to insult President Joe Biden.

British Theater, Film Director Peter Brook Dies at Age 97

British Theater, Film Director Peter Brook Dies at Age 97

OBITUARIES | By Mike Fuller | Jul 3, 2022

Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97.

Pride Parade Returns in London on 50th Anniversary

Pride Parade Returns in London on 50th Anniversary

INTERNATIONAL | By Mike Fuller | Jul 3, 2022

Hundreds of thousands of people turned out on the streets of London on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the U.K.'s first Pride parade, filling the streets of the British capital with color.

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

FAMILY | By Jay Reeves | Jul 3, 2022

The SCOTUS ruling last week didn't directly affect the 2015 decision that paved the way for same-sex marriage. But, some feel it was still a warning shot for families headed by same-sex parents who fear their rights could evaporate like those of people se

White House: Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Already Striking Fear in Schools

White House: Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Already Striking Fear in Schools

POLITICS | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 1, 2022

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre describes a "more fearful and less free" Florida now that the state's 'Don't Say Gay' law has taken effect.

Couples Wed as Swiss Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect

Couples Wed as Swiss Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect

INTERNATIONAL | By Jamey Keaten | Jul 1, 2022

Lesbian and gay couples in Switzerland rejoiced as they legally tied the knot Friday when the rich Alpine nation formally joined many other western European countries in allowing same-sex marriage, with some saying better late than never.

WHO: Monkeypox Cases in Europe have Tripled in Last 2 Weeks

WHO: Monkeypox Cases in Europe have Tripled in Last 2 Weeks

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Jul 1, 2022

The World Health Organization's Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent.

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

PRIDE | By Dr. William Kapfer | Jul 1, 2022

Last week, history was made with the groundbreaking of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in New York City. Dr. William Kapfer, who participated in the event, writes about its importance.

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

FAMILY | By Jay Reeves | Jul 1, 2022

The Supreme Court's overturning of one of women's key reproductive rights is a warning shot for families headed by same-sex parents who fear their rights could evaporate next.

Watch: Man Nearly Sets Himself on Fire Burning Pride Flag

Watch: Man Nearly Sets Himself on Fire Burning Pride Flag

CRIME | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 30, 2022

Lansing, MI police are seeking a man in connection to a series of Pride flag vandalisms that have hit the city of Lansing. He recently attempted to set a Pride flag on fire, nearly igniting himself in the process.

Watch: Texas AG Signals Support for Criminalizing Homosexuality

Watch: Texas AG Signals Support for Criminalizing Homosexuality

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 30, 2022

In a Friday interview with NewsNation anchor Leland Vittert, Texas Attorney General Republican Ken Paxton said he would be "comfortable" enforcing a ban on sodomy or gay marriage.

Alabama Cites Abortion Ruling in Transgender Medication Case

Alabama Cites Abortion Ruling in Transgender Medication Case

NATIONAL | By Kim Chandler | Jun 30, 2022

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can prohibit abortion, Alabama has seized on the decision to argue that the state should also be able to ban gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender youth.

Jackson Sworn in, Becomes 1st Black Woman on Supreme Court

Jackson Sworn in, Becomes 1st Black Woman on Supreme Court

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Jun 30, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation's highest court.

Germany Plans to Ease Rules for Formal Changes of Gender

Germany Plans to Ease Rules for Formal Changes of Gender

INTERNATIONAL | By Geir Moulson | Jun 30, 2022

The German government on Thursday presented plans to make it easier for transgender people to formally change their name and gender, ending decades-old rules that require them to get expert assessments and a court's authorization.

Buttigieg Launches $1B Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

Buttigieg Launches $1B Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

NATIONAL | By Hope Yen | Jun 30, 2022

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a Lot to Celebrate

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a Lot to Celebrate

NATIONAL | By Jessica Gresko | Jun 30, 2022

Last week, as he marked his 74th birthday, Clarence Thomas achieved two long-sought goals: expanding gun rights and overturning Roe v. Wade 's nationwide protection for abortion.

Denver Zoo's Same-Sex Love Birds Break Up

Denver Zoo's Same-Sex Love Birds Break Up

FAMILY | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29, 2022

It's bad news for Pride month: Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass have broken up. Not THE Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass, of course, but their flamingo namesakes at the Denver Zoo.

Norway: Pride Attack Suspect Still Won't Talk to Police

Norway: Pride Attack Suspect Still Won't Talk to Police

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 29, 2022

A man held over a suspected Islamist deadly weekend shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival in Oslo is still refusing to talk to police, making it hard to establish whether he had any accomplices, Norwegian authorities said Wednesday.

Olympic Swimming Champ Dan Jervis Comes Out, Looks Forward to Being Role Model

Olympic Swimming Champ Dan Jervis Comes Out, Looks Forward to Being Role Model

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29, 2022

Welsh Olympic swimming champ Dan Jervis has come out as gay, recounting that, "For so long, I hated who I was" — but now he's found self-acceptance and happiness in himself.

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