Orlando – An Orlando district judge has settled a dispute over the estate of gay icon Divine, most famous for being the muse of director John Waters.
A federal appeals court Friday affirmed a district judge’s order that a state prison violated the constitutional rights of a prisoner with severe gender disorder when it refused to provide sex reassignment surgery.
A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."
The U.S. Senate On Tuesday, by a vote of 97-0, has confirmed an openly gay man to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday, and she will be the first gay justice, as well as the first Asian American, to serve on the state's high court.
A state lawmaker last week introduced the first-ever legislation that would prohibit accused murderers of invoking a “panic” defense based on a victim’s LGBT identity.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Florida has issued its first death certificate recognizing a same-sex couple.
Florida has 27 new laws ranging from tougher penalties for people who solicit prostitutes to making revenge porn a crime.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that potential jurors may not be removed from a trial during jury selection solely because of sexual orientation.
CINCINNATI -- Federal appeals courts covering nearly half the United States will soon hear arguments on whether gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry, part of a slew of cases putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict.
Denver (AP) - More than two years ago, Colorado was at the leading edge of the societal shift on same-sex marriage, when its moderate, conflict-adverse Democratic governor called a special legislative session that shamed Republicans for holding up a civil unions bill. It was a rare example of Democrats going on the offensive on the issue.
DENVER (AP) — With its recent string of high-profile victories in federal court, the gay marriage movement is hoping to build momentum to help it attain its long-held goal: A Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.
Amidst allegations of price gouging, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has promised to take legal action against Gilead if it doesn't cut the price of its antiviral hepatitis C and HIV meds Sovaldi and Harvoni.
A group of about 85 attorneys from across Oklahoma are joining a coalition in support of gay marriage in the state and the country.
A lawsuit filed in New York City by the organization that runs the Pride March and attendant events has people asking: "Who owns 'pride'?" The answer could have ramifications far west of the Hudson, to every city that has an official organization running its Pride celebration.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A Christian religious rights legal organization has filed a federal lawsuit against a northern Idaho city contending its anti-discrimination ordinance compels a wedding chapel to perform same-sex marriages.
HOUSTON – Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A special state fund created to help Idaho navigate state sovereignty conflicts with the federal government has paid out more than $2.1 million over the last two decades, nearly all of it spent on losing legal battles.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether it should uphold the conviction of a man with HIV who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for not telling a partner he carried the virus when they had sex.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho judge has ruled that a liberal-leaning magazine did not defame one of Idaho's wealthiest people in an article that said the businessman outed a local reporter as gay.