Gay Providence: The Latest

Gay Rghts Groups Celebrate Defeat of Anti-Gay Oklahoma Bill

NEWS | Feb 10
Gay rights activists are celebrating the Republican-led defeat of a bill that would have allowed Oklahoma businesses to discriminate against gay people.

State Supreme Court Mulls Florist's Gay Wedding Lawsuit

NEWS | Feb 10
Attorneys for a Richland flower shop owner who lost a lawsuit over her refusal to provide services for a same-sex wedding have filed a brief with the state Supreme Court.

Florida Gay Rights Bill Won't Advance After Senate Stalemate

NEWS | Feb 10
It took a decade for Florida's Republican-dominated Legislature to even listen to a bill to give LGBT people civil rights protections. When it finally did, the legislation was dead on arrival.

Protection for Gay Marriage Objectors on Georgia Senate Committee Agenda

NEWS | Feb 10
A powerful Georgia Senate committee is set to consider a bill to allow religious adoption agencies, schools, government workers and others to refuse services to same-sex couples without being penalized.

New Adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Heads to Broadway

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Feb 10
Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" - and its now-somewhat sullied hero Atticus Finch - are heading to Broadway in a new adaptation written by Aaron Sorkin.

Ex-Bodyguard Testifies About Lewd Messages Sent to Paltrow

NEWS | By Anthony McCartney | Feb 10
A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow heard testimony Tuesday about pornographic messages and sex toys he sent her earlier in her career.

Kim Davis Obeying Orders in Gay Marriage Case, Judge Rules

NEWS | Feb 10
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Senate to Vote on Hitting North Korea with Tougher Sanctions

NEWS | By Richard Lardner | Feb 10
The Senate is considering hitting North Korea with more stringent sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang's satellite launch and technical advances that U.S. intelligence agencies say the reclusive Asian nation is making in its nuclear weapons program.

Trump, Sanders Victorious in New Hampshire Primaries

NEWS | By Julie Pace and Kathleen Ronayne | Feb 10
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring voters' insistence on shaking up American politics.

Couple Accused of Sex Act on Vegas Strip Observation Wheel

NEWS | Feb 10
A Houston man and a New York woman are facing felony charges after authorities say they were recorded having sex in public during a 30-minute ride in a glass-enclosed cabin on a Ferris wheel 550 feet above the Las Vegas Strip.


News

In Central American, Gangs An Obstacle in Battle Against Zika

INTERNATIONAL | By Christopher Sherman | Feb 10
For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.


Business

Offbeat Humor and Upbeat Messages Dominate Super Bowl 50 Ads

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Feb 10
Bent in concentration beneath the vaulted ceiling of his Old Havana studio, Mauro Coca draws a tropical bird in blue ink down the length of Julivic Marquez's arm.


Technology

Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Feb 10
When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.


Cars

Feds Find Fiat Chrysler Gear Shifters Can Confuse Drivers

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Feb 10
Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries.


Travel

LGBT Surf Camp Returns to Brazil

Feb 10
Lesbian-owned Brazil Ecojourneys and GaySurfers want to bring the joy of pride back to the beach as they once again host South America's only LGBT surf camp in Santa Catarina, South Brazil.