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Hawaii’s Senate on Tuesday passed same-sex marriage legislation in an historic ballot in the state where gays and lesbians couples first sought the right to wed more than 20 years ago.
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The Illinois House of Representatives approved a bill on Tuesday to allow gays and lesbians to marry in the Land of Lincoln, capping a months-long wait for a vote on the legislation while same-sex marriage advocates worked on getting the support needed to pass the measure.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie abandoned the state’s legal challenge to same-sex marriage on Monday, hours after gay couples began tying the knot in the wake of a court ruling.
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The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the state must begin granting same-sex marriage licenses on Monday, contrary to the wishes of Gov. Chris Christie.
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is apologizing for comparing same-sex marriage to the marriage of a brother and sister during a Friday television interview, angering gay-rights groups.
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Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends, his spokesman said.
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Pope Francis said in an interview published Thursday that the Catholic Church cannot focus only on abortion, contraception and gay marriage, and that the moral structure of the church will “fall like a house of cards” if it does not find better balance.
The Department of Defense announced a plan Wednesday to extend a range of federal benefits to same-sex spouses of military service members starting Sept. 3.
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There was one critical thing last month’s landmark ruling couldn’t give either Marcie Fisher-Borne or her wife (pictured): Full legal parental rights to their two biological children, Miley and Eli.
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Britain has legalized gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval on Wednesday.
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The people behind California’s Proposition 8 have launched a new legal effort to stop the state from permitting same-sex marriages.
It’s a long shot, but it gets at an issue that has been lurking in the legal dispute all along. The question is whether they’ve gone to the right place to get it resolved.
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Dozens of couples in jeans, shorts, white dresses and the occasional military uniform filled San Francisco City Hall on Saturday to obtain marriage licenses, a day after California started issuing licenses to same sex couples.
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Gay Pride weekend festivities are rarely understated, but after the Supreme Court’s decisions last week, marches and rallies all over the country were expected to be especially celebratory this year.
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The legal team behind Proposition 8, California’s gay marriage ban, on Saturday filed an emergency motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a flurry of weddings that began weeks before many thought possible because of a surprising federal appeals court ruling.