Gay Marriage

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New Study: How to Change Minds on Gay Marriage

By David Crary | Thursday Dec 11, 2014
For years, backers of same-sex marriage have said more voters would support it if only they could hear directly from gay people with a personal stake in the issue. A new academic study bears out that hunch.

Gay Marriage Advocate's Widow Gets Social Security

By Michelle R. Smith | Friday Dec 5, 2014
The widow of a woman who pushed to legalize gay marriage in Rhode Island before she died of cancer will be entitled to her Social Security benefits after a yearslong fight to get them, an advocacy group said Thursday.

Lawyer: Let Same-Sex Marriage Start in Mississippi

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Thursday Dec 4, 2014
An attorney is again asking a federal appeals court to let same-sex marriages start next week in Mississippi.

La. Asks US Supreme Court to Hear Gay Marriage Case

By Janet McConnaughey | Thursday Dec 4, 2014
The state of Louisiana agrees with gay rights activists about one thing: asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take the rare step of hearing an appeal of Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages before a federal appeals court rules.

Gay Marriage Tops Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie's Legacy

By Cathy Bussewitz | Monday Dec 1, 2014
It was a decision that Gov. Neil Abercrombie said may have cost him re-election, but one that he stood by as a proud legacy that will live on long after he leaves the state's highest office.

Arkansas Clerk Ready for Order on Gay Marriage

Thursday Nov 27, 2014
A top official in Arkansas' most populous county said Wednesday that his office is prepared to issue licenses if same-sex marriage returns to the Bible Belt.

LGBT Activism Growing in Conservative Panhandle

By Melissa Nelson-Gabriel | Wednesday Nov 26, 2014
Is a sea change on gay rights coming to the conservative panhandle of Florida?

Utah to Pay Same-Sex Couples' Legal Fees

Wednesday Nov 26, 2014
The state of Utah is agreeing to pay legal fees for four married same-sex couples who sued because the state refused to recognize their unions.

Both Sides Want Judge to Rule on SD Gay Marriage

By James Nord | Wednesday Nov 26, 2014
A federal judge presiding over a challenge to South Dakota's gay marriage ban should bypass a trial and rule on the case, the state attorney general's office argued Tuesday.

Arkansas, Mississippi Gay Marriage Bans Overturned

By Andrew DeMillo and Emily Wagster Pettus | Wednesday Nov 26, 2014
Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.

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