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Utah Asks Supreme Court to Block Same-Sex Unions

Utah is asking the Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages in the state, at least temporarily.

12/31/2013

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Judge Removes Gov. McDonnell From Gay Marriage Suit

A judge has removed Virginia’s governor from a lawsuit challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban but is allowing the case to continue with two other defendants.

12/23/2013

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Obama: Gay Marriage Vote ‘Makes Me Even Prouder’ To Have Been Born In Hawaii

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is expected to sign a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage, expanding the state’s aloha spirit and positioning the islands for more newlywed tourists.

11/13/2013

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Hawaii Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill

HONOLULU — The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday legalizing gay marriage, putting Hawaii a signature away from becoming a same-sex wedding destination. Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who called lawmakers to a special session for the […]

11/12/2013

Grace E. Guerrero, left, and Jeanette L. Williams exchange rings after being married by U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker at City Hall in the early morning hours of Oct. 21, 2013 in Newark, N.J. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Human Rights Campaign: 2013 ‘The Gayest Year In Gay History’

In Maine, a congressman running for governor came out as gay. In Hawaii, lawmakers girded for a vote to legalize same-sex marriage. And in the U.S. Senate, seven Republicans joined the Democrats in a landmark vote to ban workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

11/05/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel talks to the media following a meeting of the defense ministers held at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on Oct. 23, 2013. (credit: THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Hagel Slams States Defying Pentagon Over Same-Sex Benefits Policy

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon by refusing to allow National Guard facilities to issue ID cards that enable same-sex spouses of military members to claim benefits.

11/01/2013

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Hearing Held in Virginia Gay Marriage Lawsuit

A federal judge heard arguments Tuesday on whether to certify as a class action a lawsuit challenging Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.

10/29/2013

People line up outside the U.S. Supreme Court in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in anticipation of two key rulings on gay marriage. (Photo credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

2 Va. Cities OK Symbolic Same-Sex Benefit Ordinance

Richmond City Council has approved an ordinance extending benefits to the spouses of employees in same-sex relationships.

10/29/2013

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GOP Strategist: Christie’s Gay Marriage Move ‘Is Absolutely Going To Hurt Him’

Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to stop fighting the legality of New Jersey same-sex marriages paves the way for gays to wed in the Democratic-leaning state. But it also reflects the Republican’s effort to cast himself as the pragmatic leader of a welcoming GOP while running for re-election and considering a White House bid.

10/22/2013

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A High-Profile Challenge of Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban

The high-profile legal tandem that brought down California’s prohibition on same-sex marriage has joined a challenge of Virginia’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.

09/30/2013

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