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How to Get Hitched in Austin, Texas

By Matthew Wexler | Aug 31
There are lots of options for a bigger-than-life Texan nuptial, but we've set our sights on locavore-centric Austin, which has always been a beacon of blue in a primarily red state.

Rowan County Clerk Closes Office Ahead of Gay Rights Protest

The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.

Clerk Asks US Supreme Court to Intervene in Marriage Case

Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

NOM Anti-Gay Marriage Pledge Finds Little Support with Republican Candidates

Less than one quarter of the Republican presidential candidates have signed a pledge from The National Organization of Marriage (NOM) in support of traditional marriage.

Gay, Straight Couples Say 'I Do' to Justice Kennedy's Words

NATIONAL | By Jessica Gresko | Aug 25
Wedding officiants from as far away as Australia said both gay and straight couples are asking them to incorporate excerpts from Justice Anthony Kennedy's 28-page majority opinion ruling on gay marriage into their ceremonies.

Texas Gay Couple Settles Suit Over Marriage License Denial

Attorneys for a gay couple who sued a Texas county clerk who denied them a marriage license on religious grounds have announced they've reached a settlement of the lawsuit.

Australian Government Lawmaker Introduces Gay Marriage Bill

INTERNATIONAL | By Rod McGuirk | Aug 17
A maverick lawmaker broke from conservative government ranks on Monday to introduce legislation that would legalize gay marriage in Australia as a new opinion poll confirmed that most Australians support such a reform.

Gay Couple Drives an Hour to Try to Get Married

A young couple says they drove an hour to the Rowan County clerk's office to make a statement after gay couples there were refused marriage licenses.

Arkansas AG: Unclear Whether JPs Must Officiate Gay Weddings

NATIONAL | By Andrew DeMillo | Aug 6
It's unclear whether courts would require a justice of the peace to officiate over a same-sex wedding, even though clerks are required to issue licenses to gay couples, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday.

40 Gay Couples Apply to be Married in SD in 1st Month

NATIONAL | By Kevin Burbach | Jul 29
Forty gay couples in South Dakota applied to be married during the first month following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized such unions across the country, according to data provided by the state Department of Health.

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