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Gay marriages could begin in Va., barring delay

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court appears to have cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia as early as next week. But the U.S. Supreme Court could effectively put same-sex […]

08/14/2014

Court hearing gay marriage arguments from 4 states

  CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court was set to hear arguments Wednesday in six gay marriage fights from four states — Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee — in the biggest such session on […]

08/06/2014

Hillary Clinton participates in a conversation about her career in government and her new book, "Hard Choices.," at the Council on Foreign Relations, in New York, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Clinton defends initial resistance to gay marriage

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton tersely defended her initial opposition to gay marriage, denying in a radio interview that political reasons were behind her shift last year to supporting same-sex marriage. She accused […]

06/12/2014

File - In this March 10, 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store, in Lakewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

Panel: Baker must make cakes for gay weddings

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission on Friday ordered a baker to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding his religious objections to the practice did not trump the state’s anti-discrimination statutes. The unanimous […]

05/30/2014

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Widowed Australian gay man renews 1970’s effort for green card in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A 72-year-old widowed gay immigrant reopened his marriage-based green card petition today, four decades after it was first denied by federal officials in Los Angeles. Anthony Sullivan, of Hollywood, asked in […]

04/22/2014

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Appeals court halts gay marriages in Michigan

MASON, Mich. (AP) — Same-sex couples rushed to Michigan county clerk’s offices Saturday to get hitched a day after a judge overturned the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, and several hundred managed to do so […]

03/22/2014

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Methodists end minister’s NY same-sex wedding case

NEW YORK (AP) — The United Methodist Church has dropped its case against a retired minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son’s same-sex marriage. The Rev. Thomas Ogletree says he’s grateful his […]

03/10/2014

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San Diego County clerk seeks end to gay marriages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Diego County clerk has asked the state Supreme Court to stop gay marriages.    Ernest Dronenburg Jr. urged the state high court to immediately halt same-sex weddings while it […]

07/20/2013

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Gay marriage opponents ask court to intervene

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Less than 24 hours after California started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, lawyers for the sponsors of the state’s gay marriage ban filed an emergency motion Saturday asking the […]

06/29/2013

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Same-sex couples line up to marry in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Dozens of couples in jeans, shorts, white dresses and the occasional military uniform filled San Francisco City Hall on Saturday as clerks resumed issuing marriage licenses one day after a federal […]

06/29/2013

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