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GOP bails on S.C nominee after he calls homosexuals 'gremlins'

A South Carolina Republican vying for a U.S. congressional seat apparently believes gays and lesbians should be kept out of the light, never given any water and most importantly, never fed after midnight; they are "gremlins" after all.

Defiant Rome mayor welcomes gay marriage in the Vatican's shadow

Rome - The issue of gay marriage in Italy has been brought to the forefront by Rome's feisty mayor, Ignazio Marino, who registered 16 gay marriages that had been officiated abroad.

Arizona same-sex marriage legal, couples can marry immediately

Phoenix - The Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled the law that prohibits same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. Same-sex couples in Arizona can legally marry effective immediately.

Op-Ed: Vegas bets on same-sex marriage

Las Vegas - It appeared at the weekend that Nevada’s bet on same-sex marriage was a winner after all. Wedding bells had begun ringing in chapels looking for business after a brief halt ordered by one U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Gay and straight marriages show similar longevity

A recent study revealed that the break-up rate for gay couples was comparable to the break-up rate for heterosexual couples.

Supreme Court denies cert in same-sex marriage cases

Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in same-sex marriage cases, refusing a final ruling on the issue, but allowing same-sex couples to get married in 5 more states with more to join soon. Same-sex marriage will now be legal in the majority of states.

Supreme Court puts hold on Virginia same-sex marriages

Without an explanation or a release of the vote totals, the U.S. Supreme Court today has stayed a ruling that would have allowed same-sex couples in Virginia to marry beginning on Thursday morning.

U.S. 6th Circuit prepares to hear six same-sex marriage cases

Cincinnati - The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is poised to make history next week, becoming the first federal court to hear six marriage equality cases in a single day.

Op-Ed: Supreme Court twiddles thumbs on gay marriage as Obama plays pool

Denver - Sometimes it seems that if Colorado isn’t the center of the universe, at least it is the center of the United States. Take same-sex marriage or marijuana.

Op-Ed: Same-sex marriage spreading like wildfire

Boulder - A leftist Colorado county this week began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. They don’t call it the People’s Republic of Boulder for nothing.

19 same-sex marriages and singer Chaka Kahn highlight LGBT event Special

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto married 19 same-sex couples Sunday morning just prior to a parade that was part of Pittsburgh Pride, the city's annual LGBT event.

Utah won't recognize same-sex marriages it licensed

Salt Lake City - The office of Utah's Republican governor announced on Wednesday that the state will not recognize the unions of more than 1,300 same-sex couples who wed during the brief period the state was forced to lift a ban on gay marriage.

Utah Episcopal Church welcomes gay marriage legalization

Salt Lake City - The Episcopal Church of Utah has welcomed the legalization of same-sex marriage in the staunchly conservative state, saying it recognizes the dignity of all Utahans.

Gay couples wed in Utah after federal judge overturns ban

Salt Lake City - Elated same-sex couples are being granted marriage licenses in Utah's capital and largest city after a federal judge ruled that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

New Mexico becomes 17th US state to legalize same-sex marriage

Santa Fe - The highest court in the US state of New Mexico has unanimously ruled that denying same-sex couples marriage licenses is a violation of their constitutional rights.

Australian High Court overturns ACT same-sex marriage law

Canberra - Australia's High Court overturned legislation allowing same-sex marriage in the Australian Capital Territory, annulling the marriages and shattering the dreams of dozens of couples who have wed under the law.

WA Labor MP marries same-sex partner on the lawn of Parliament

Canberra - On December 7 at 12:04 a.m., WA Labor politician Stephen Dawson and his now-husband Dennis Liddelow became the first same-sex married couple in Australia.

Croatians vote against LGBT marriage equality

Zagreb - Same-sex marriage will be banned under Croatia's constitution as nearly two-thirds of voters in Sunday's national election approved a referendum defining marriage as "a union between a woman and a man."

Illinois legalizes gay marriage

Chicago - Illinois has become the 16th US state to achieve LGBT marriage equality after the state's Democrat governor signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: How a gay Oklahoma couple legally married in the 'reddest' state

Concho - A gay couple living in what is known as the most conservative state in the US has become the first to legally marry there despite a constitutional amendment banning such unions. How did they do it?

Same-sex marriages begin in NJ after Christie drops challenge

Newark - New Jersey's Republican governor dropped the state's legal challenge against gay marriage as same-sex couples began marrying in the Garden State just after midnight on Monday.

New Jersey judge orders state to begin marrying gay couples

On Friday, Judge Mary Jacobson in Mercer County Superior Court of Trenton, N.J. ordered the state to begin performing same-sex marriages. New Jersey must start marrying same-sex couples by Oct. 21.

US to extend veterans' benefits to married same-sex couples

Washington - The Obama administration has announced that same-sex spouses of military veterans will receive the same benefits as heterosexual married couples.

Pentagon announces same-sex spousal benefits

Washington - The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that it will begin extending benefits to same-sex spouses of military service members starting early next month.

Oxford Dictionary 'redefines' marriage to include gay couples

Opponents of marriage equality often accuse same-sex marriage advocates of attempting to "redefine marriage." Now the world's most trusted English-language dictionary is set to do just that in order to acknowledge the reality of legalized gay marriage.

Gay marriage legal in Britain following Queen's Royal Assent

London - Same-sex marriage is now legal in England and Wales following a parliamentary vote on Tuesday and a royal stamp of approval on Wednesday.

Gay marriage officially legal in England and Wales ratify new law

Same-sex marriage in England and Wales is officially legal. The government bill to make it so was given Royal Assent on July 17 and is now law, with the leaders of the 3 major parties in the county all backing the legislation.

California opponents of same-sex marriage try to end gay weddings

Groups opposed to same-sex marriages in the state of California have asked the state's Supreme Court to have them stopped. They want Proposition 8, the 'gay wedding ban' which passed in California in 2008, to remain in effect.

Op-Ed: Gay marriage will override American religious liberty

The discussion about acceptance of gay marriage will evolve into intolerance and rejection of Christians who hold a traditional marriage view. This could split the U.S. violently as Christian conservatives stand up for their religious liberties.

Op-Ed: Children of same-sex couples and gender identity

With same-sex marriage becoming a legal reality throughout the world, many more children are going to be raised by homosexual (gay and lesbian) parents, or even by transgendered ones. How is this going to affect the child’s masculinity or femininity?
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A photo of same-sex couple Mima Simic and Marta Sisak is seen in their home in Zagreb.  Croats voted...
A photo of same-sex couple Mima Simic and Marta Sisak is seen in their home in Zagreb. Croats voted overwhelmingly in favor of defining marriage in the constitution as a "union of man and woman" on December 1, 2013
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Barack Obama supports same-sex couples' right to marry
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Republican senator Mark Kirk changes his views on same-sex marriage.
Republican senator Mark Kirk changes his views on same-sex marriage.
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Map of the progress of gay marriage in the United States
Map of the progress of gay marriage in the United States
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Pastor Sean Harris  Fred Phelps Protests  LGBT Protests
Pastor Sean Harris, Fred Phelps Protests, LGBT Protests
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Natalie Dicou (L) and her partner Nicole Christensen, and James Goodman (2nd R) and his partner Jeffrey Gomez (R), wait to get married at the Salt Lake County Clerks office in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013
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Credit for this photo goes to AFP photographer Gerard Julien. The number of shares and likes in the photo are in the thousands.
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Matthew Lannon before the Rhode Island Senate judiciary committee
Matthew Lannon before the Rhode Island Senate judiciary committee
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A Gay Pride procession in Budapest
A Gay Pride procession in Budapest
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Newlyweds Stéphanie Nicot (left) and Elise (screenshot from BFM TV report)
Newlyweds Stéphanie Nicot (left) and Elise (screenshot from BFM TV report)
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Marina Gomberg (L) kisses her partner Elenor Heyborne as they get married in front of the Salt Lake ...
Marina Gomberg (L) kisses her partner Elenor Heyborne as they get married in front of the Salt Lake County Clerks office in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013. A federal judge struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional
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Same-sex couple Mima Simic and Marta Sisak kiss in Zagreb s downtown. Croats voted overwhelmingly in...
Same-sex couple Mima Simic and Marta Sisak kiss in Zagreb's downtown. Croats voted overwhelmingly in favor of defining marriage in the constitution as a "union of man and woman" on December 1, 2013
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Same-sex couple Mima Simic and her girlfriend Marta Susak vote in a referendum in Zagreb December 1 ...
Same-sex couple Mima Simic and her girlfriend Marta Susak vote in a referendum in Zagreb December 1, 2013. Croats voted overwhelmingly in favor of defining marriage in the constitution as a "union of man and woman"
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Same-Sex Marriages Performed In Australia.  Among those getting married was a state legislator from ...
Same-Sex Marriages Performed In Australia. Among those getting married was a state legislator from Western Australia state, Stephen Dawson, who married his long-time partner Dennis Liddelow.
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Same-sex marriage advocates protest in Carbondale  Illinois.
Same-sex marriage advocates protest in Carbondale, Illinois.
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