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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.


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.


Supreme Court rules same sex marriage ban unconstitutional

In a historic ruling for gay rights, the Supreme Court today struck down DOMA, a 1996 law blocking federal recognition of same-sex marriages.


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

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


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?"

Lawsuit challenges DOMA over same-sex rights

The suit, for which class-action status is sought, concerns a Santa Ana lesbian couple and was officially filed July 12 in the U.S. District Court.


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.


Florida’s Orange County OKs domestic partnerships

Orange County, Fla., home of Walt Disney World, became the second county in Central Florida to pass a domestic partnership ordinance.


Lesbian woman seeking marriage license arrested in North Carolina

In attempt to get a marriage license in North Carolina, Mary Jamis, a lesbian, was arrested, along with a friend, in Winston-Salem.


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