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Court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states

The Supreme Court unexpectedly and tersely turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions

 

 

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State of Florida itself at stake on November 4

Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.

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"Step closer to equality": Texas judge overthrows gay marriage ban

In his ruling, the San Antonio judge wrote that the same-sex marriage ban "violates plaintiffs' equal protection and due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution."

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Oklahoma LGBT activists with a potential big win

A change such as this in the constitution to one of the "Bible Belt" states shows continued momentum from the progress that was made in 2013.

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Standing with history, Illinois passes Marriage Equality

Jubilation swept Illinois after the state legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Nov. 5. Illinois becomes the 15th state to pass a marriage equality law.

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Voters cast mail ballots in the Evergreen State

Washington State voters received their mail ballots last week, their chance to vote on I-522, a statewide ballot measure that would require labeling of all genetically engineered food.

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U.S. Supreme Court hears Calif. marriage equality case

Another milestone was crossed March 26 in Californians' years-long quest for marriage equality.

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Gay marriage backers put the spotlight on Illinois

"We are a stable family, why shouldn't we have the same respect and the same rights as any other couple, as any other family?"

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Gay pride parades celebrate "landmark year"

Under sunny skies and seas of rainbow flags, millions of Americans participated in gay pride parades across the country June 24, celebrating what many are calling a "landmark year" in advances for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

Carrie Underwood responds to backlash for gay marriage support

After Carrie Underwood's interview with British newspaper The Independent, in which she was quoted as saying she believes everyone should have the right to love, a backlash has developed online by those who oppose marriage equality.

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