Federal appeals court strikes down Utah’s gay marriage ban

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For the first time, a federal appeals court has struck down a state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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BREAKING: Federal judge strikes down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage

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BREAKING: Judge strikes down ban on gay marriage in Oregon

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Dalai Lama comes out in support of gay marriage

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The Dalai Lama has come out in support of gay marriage, saying it was “OK” and a personal affair for people of the same sex to commit to each other.

“If two people… really feel that way … and both sides fully agree, then okay,” the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said on Ora.tv’s Larry King Now show.

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Federal judge strikes down Texas gay marriage ban

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A federal judge on Wednesday declared Texas’ ban on gay marriage unconstitutional but left the ban in place while an appeals court considers the matter.

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Most Americans now support gay marriage, according to survey

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Support for gay marriage has surged in the United States in a decade with just over half of Americans now behind the idea, according to a survey released Wednesday.

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How one man’s decision on gay marriage could rock the South

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He hasn’t even been attorney general for two weeks, and he is already picking a battle that could have repercussions for marriage equality throughout the South.

But Democrat Mark R. Herring, who started in his new post as Virginia’s attorney general on Jan. 11, is no stranger to challenges — especially ones that change the political DNA of his state.

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Hawaii to become 15th state to grant gay marriage — leapfrogging Illinois

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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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Illinois lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in key vote

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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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Chris Christie drops challenge to same-sex marriage in New Jersey

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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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In rebuff to Christie, court orders start of same-sex marriages in New Jersey

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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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Pa. governor apologizes for comparing gay marriage to ‘brother and sister’

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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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George H.W. Bush serves as witness at same-sex wedding

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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 says church cannot focus only on abortion and gay marriage

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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.

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