Church of Scotland takes step to allow gay clergy
LONDON (AP) — Senior members of the Church of Scotland voted Monday to let some congregations choose ministers who are in same-sex relationships — an important compromise that must still pass further hurdles before it can become church law.
Czech president in dispute over gay rights
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's controversy-courting new president is under fire for refusing to grant a university professorship to one of his critics and hinting that it is because the man is a gay rights activist.
Explosions kill 4 in Russia's restive Dagestan
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — Two bombs exploded outside a court building in Russia's restive province of Dagestan on Monday, killing at least four people and wounding dozens of others, officials said.