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Va. Senate Panel Rejects Adoption by Unmarried Gay Couples

A Virginia Senate committee has rejected a proposal to provide adoption rights to unmarried gay couples.

01/23/2015

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High Court to Hear Gay Marriage Cases in April

Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.

01/16/2015

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Justices Must Act Fast if Gay Marriage to be Settled in June

Time is running short for the Supreme Court to get same-sex marriage on its calendar if the justices want to tackle the issue before their current term ends in late June.

01/16/2015

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Gay Marriage Bans Overturned In Arkansas And Mississippi

Voter-approved constitutional amendments were ruled unconstitutional in both states, but the rulings are on hold so the states can consider appeals.

11/25/2014

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Same-Sex Couples File Supreme Court Appeal

Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide.

11/14/2014

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas testifies during a hearing before the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on April 15, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Thomas: I Don’t Understand Why Court Did Not Hear Appeals From States That Wanted To Preserve Gay Marriage Ban

Justice Clarence Thomas suggested Thursday that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

11/14/2014

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at George Washington University's Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics on Jan. 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sotomayor Issues Order Temporarily Blocking Gay Marriage In Kansas

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has issued an order temporarily blocking gay marriage in Kansas.

11/11/2014

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U.S. to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in 7 New States

The federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages in seven more states.

10/17/2014

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Virginia Gov.: Married Gay Couples Now Can Adopt

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is sending notice to local social services divisions that married gay couples can now adopt children.

10/10/2014

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Supreme Court Inaction Leaves Gay Couples in Limbo

Brianna Watts and Rachel Duncan hoped that this time it would be different — this time the clerk behind the counter wouldn’t say no.

10/09/2014

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