Same-sex marriage

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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

Gay pride parades step off across the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Gay pride parades stepped off around the nation on Sunday, in cities large and small, with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters celebrating a year of same-sex marriage victories. […]

06/29/2014

Federal appeals court: Utah can’t ban gay marriage

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled for the first time that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak […]

06/25/2014

Arkansas clerk issues 1st gay marriage license

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas clerk issued the state’s first gay marriage license on Saturday, breaking a barrier that voters put in place with a constitutional amendment 10 years ago. Carroll County Deputy Clerk Jane Osborn issued […]

05/10/2014

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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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Justice Dept. applies same-sex rights to itself

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify […]

02/08/2014

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AP poll: Top stories of 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, […]

12/23/2013

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Pa. pastor won’t quit voluntarily over gay wedding

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A United Methodist minister in Pennsylvania plans to defy a church order to surrender his credentials for performing a same-sex wedding. The Rev. Frank Schaefer says he cannot uphold the church’s Book […]

12/16/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

NJ court agrees to allow same-sex marriages Monday

Same-sex marriages will begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold a lower-court order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay that was […]

10/18/2013

New Jersey says one judge can’t force gay marriage recognition

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A single judge should not be able to force New Jersey to recognize gay marriage, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said in a court filing Friday. The argument is included in a […]

10/11/2013

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