Clinton too junior to criticise Mugabe, says aide

2015-10-06 14:06

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is too junior to criticise President Robert Mugabe, who "relates to sitting heads of states and not aspiring candidates", his spokesperson has reportedly said.

Gay row overshadows opening of landmark Catholic Church synod

2015-10-04 09:31

A gathering of bishops intended to reshape Catholic teaching on the family is set to kick off against the backdrop of controversy over the thorny and divisive issue of homosexuality.

Gay Ugandan activist wins 'Alternative Nobel'

2015-10-01 21:17

Ugandan activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, who has been beaten, threatened and arrested for her LGBT campaign work, has won Sweden's Right Livelihood Award.

Pope met with anti-gay US clerk

2015-09-30 22:13

A county clerk who refused in the name of her faith to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, says she secretly met with Pope Francis during his US visit and that he urged her to "stay strong".

Homophobic mobs attack LGBT people in Kenya with impunity

2015-09-28 08:36

Homophobic mobs have repeatedly attacked lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Kenya but police are unwilling to even attempt to bring the perpetrators to justice, rights groups say.

Tunisian student gets year in jail for 'homosexuality'

2015-09-24 20:25

A Tunisian court has sentenced a student to a year behind bars on charges of homosexuality, in a judgment condemned by local rights groups.

Come and meet us, gay US Catholics tell pope

2015-09-22 22:30

Gay Catholics have invited Pope Francis to come and meet their community in person as he embarks on his first-ever visit to the United States.

New Aus PM Turnbull says public will vote on same sex marriage

2015-09-15 12:22

New Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says the status of same sex marriage will be decided by a public vote after a federal election next year, sticking to a timeline determined by former leader Tony Abbott.

Anti-gay marriage US clerk appeals jail ruling

2015-09-07 12:26

The US clerk who was sent to jail this week for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses is appealing the ruling that landed her in prison.

Philippine church leaders urge opposition to gay marriage

2015-08-31 14:22

Leaders of the Philippines' dominant Catholic Church have called on individuals and politicians to actively oppose same-sex marriage, after new efforts by activists to have same-sex unions legalised in the conservative nation.


Pope says Church should not be 'museum of memories'

2015-10-05 13:34

Pope Francis has told a key Roman Catholic meeting on family issues that the Church should not be a hidebound 'museum of memories' but have the courage to change if that is what God wanted.

Pope did not give unconditional support to anti-gay clerk

2015-10-02 15:06

Pope Francis did not ask to meet a Kentucky county clerk who had been jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples secretly and did not offer her unconditional support, the Vatican says.

Ugandan activist to use award to highlight homophobia fight

2015-10-01 14:37

A Ugandan activist says she will use an award known as the Alternative Nobel to highlight her fight against homophobia in her country.

Pope may have secretly met with clerk who refused to give gay marriage licenses

2015-09-30 12:56

Pope Francis secretly met a Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples and gave her words of encouragement, her attorney told CBS News.

Zim civil servant challenges dismissal for attending gay party

2015-09-25 14:09

A former Zimbabwean civil servant is reportedly challenging his dismissal from his job after he was arrested for allegedly attending a gay party at a hotel in Bulawayo in 2013.

Pope Francis, President Obama to seek common ground in the Oval Office

2015-09-23 08:33

In a moment weaving together strands of politics, religion and emotion, Pope Francis and President Barack Obama are set to meet in the grandeur of the Oval Office to advance causes dear to them both.

Fired gay teacher to welcome pope at White House

2015-09-22 14:09

A Roman Catholic teacher fired over her same-sex marriage says she has been invited to the White House to help welcome Pope Francis.

Be nice to the press, Hillary Clinton reminded

2015-09-13 21:04

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton got a piece of advice from her former pastor when she marked the bicentennial of her Methodist church: Be nice to the press.

Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

2015-09-03 20:12

A county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds, has been held in contempt of court by a US federal judge and sent to jail.

Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in US state

2015-08-27 14:15

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky country clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

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