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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry has signed a pledge to back a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage — a reversal of his earlier position that marriage rights should be left up to individual states. The Republican...
Tags: Human Interest, Rick Perry, Texas, U.S. Supreme Court, Family
SOUTH BEND — The spouse for one of the victims in the state fair stage collapse might not receive damages because Indiana does not recognize same-sex couples or the rights those couples are given by other states. Two weeks ago, Beth Urschel was the...
Tags: Hawaii, Indiana, Family, Same-Sex Marriage, Gays and Lesbians
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND - Samantha Fowler is a fry bread aficionado. From the time she was 12 years old, she’s worked at her family’s food booth at Indian powwows across the Midwest, making and selling the rich bread that can be eaten alone or with...
Tags: Hands, Culture, Breads, Native Americans, Human Body
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barbara Von Aspern loves her daughter, "thinks the world" of the person her daughter intends to marry and believes the pair should have the same legal rights as anyone else. It pains her, but Von Aspern is going to skip their...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND — Students who report sexual assaults at the University of Notre Dame are now assigned a trained resource coordinator, don’t have to face their alleged assailant in a hearing room and may appeal any decision reached by a campus...
Tags: Discrimination, Criminals, Civil Rights, Students, Crime Victims
DETROIT (AP) — A group of local artists, designers, writers and others has transformed a piece of vacant land in Detroit into a European-style beer garden. The Tashmoo Biergarten will pop up once a week and feature a rotating selection of beer by...
Tags: Detroit, Native Americans, Europe
MISHAWAKA – Two new lawsuits have been filed connected to this summer's stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. Attorneys say the wrongful death and injury suits are on behalf of a Chicago couple who entered into a civil union last June. Seven...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado has announced the birth of a new son, making him the only openly gay member of Congress to be a parent. While few details of the birth were made available, the Democratic congressman's press office did...
Tags: Jared Polis, Washington, DC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Toby Keith says gay marriage doesn't bother him and trying to stop it wastes time and money. The country superstar tells "CMT Insider" airing Saturday on CMT that he doesn't see the reason behind getting into people's...
FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in California have shot and killed a murder suspect who had been hiding out for a month in the redwood forests of Northern California. Aaron Bassler was suspected in the fatal shootings of a Fort Bragg city...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers wrangling with a plan that would have stripped a gay support group of its specialty license plates are now likely to study the issue instead. Senate President Pro Tem David Long said Friday that he expects a...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND - When Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in 2006, Episcopalians everywhere gasped. Then many cheered while others objected. Jefferts Schori had become the first woman to lead the national church....
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