The law effective May 1, in the Southeast Asian country of Brunei, provides for fines and prison sentences for gay men and lesbians, and women who have abortions.
A change such as this in the constitution to one of the "Bible Belt" states shows continued momentum from the progress that was made in 2013.
Senators approved by a vote of 28 to 21 a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Four Republicans joined 24 Democrats in voting yes.
Two Illinois state senators are trying to pass a measure that would allow religious adoption agencies to deny requests from same-sex couples in civil unions.
18-year-old Belinda Sanchez was shocked when her principal told her she couldn't wear a tuxedo to prom.