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Utah Supreme Court Gives OK to Same-Sex Adoptions

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 24
Four Utah couples are surely rejoicing today, as yesterday, the Utah Supreme Court lifted the stay against four pending adoptions of children by their same-sex parents.

UN To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 4
On July 3, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced that UN employees who had legally married would see those unions recognized, even if they weren’t recognized in their home countries.

Philly Mayor Says Buildings Must Have Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 31
Per a new law passed in Philadelphia on Oct. 24, all new or renovated city-owned buildings must now include gender-neutral bathrooms.

Couples File Marriage Equality Lawsuit in Tenn.

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 21
Four same-sex couples have filed a lawsuit that challenges Tennessee’s law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

Business Booms With Washington’s Same-Sex Marriages

FINANCE | By Shaun Knittel | Mar 22
It has been more than a year since Washington legalized same-sex unions, with marriages beginning this December, but early data already shows that the legislation has boosted the local economy.

Wisconsin Court Upholds Domestic Partner Registry

POLITICS | By Todd Richmond | Dec 22
Gay rights advocates scored a major win when an appeals court ruled Wisconsin’s domestic partnership registry was constitutional, but conservatives pledge to take the case to the State Supreme Court.

Kennebunkport Hotels Celebrate Love for All with Maine Marital Bliss Package

Nov 14
To commemorate Maine’s legalization of gay marriage, couples are invited to tie the knot while enjoying an intimate weekend getaway at one of three of Kennebunkport’s leading boutique hotels.

Hosting National Engagement Parties for the Freedom to Marry

HOME | Oct 6
The National Engagement Party is a series of house parties and sponsored events all over the country that will raise money for the states voting on the freedom to marry on Election Day.

More Florida Mayors Sign Gay Marriage Pledge, Miami’s Regalado and Fort Lauderdale’s Seiler Still Haven’t

POLITICS | By Gideon Grudo | Jun 29
Of Florida’s 410 cities, town and villages, 21 have signed the Mayors for Marriage pledge.

Movement under way in California to ban divorce

NATIONAL | By Judy Lin | Dec 1
A California anti-divorce effort is meant to be a satirical statement after California voters outlawed gay marriage in 2008, largely on the argument that a ban is needed to protect the sanctity of traditional marriage.

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