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'Traditional' Marriage: Number of Child Brides to Soar in Africa, Say Rights Groups

By Lynsey Chutel | Nov 28
An estimated 125 million African girls are child brides, with that number expected to rise to 310 million by 2050, creating a legacy of "lost childhoods and shattered futures."

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.

Mo. House Panel to Consider Impeaching Gov. Over Gay Marriage Support

Apr 23
A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

Couple 1st in Line for Gay Marriage License

Feb 21
The first couple has gotten in line in Cook County to get a same-sex marriage license.

Ind. Gay Marriage Fight Delayed, Not Over

By Tom LoBianco | Feb 15
The Indiana Senate’s decision to advance a proposed ban on gay marriage without also blocking civil unions has reset the clock on the issue getting to voters, setting the stage for continuing fights for at least two years.

Ill. Bishop Carries Out ’Gay Marriage Exorcism’

By Jason St. Amand | Nov 21
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the state’s marriage equality bill into law on Wednesday evening, and while same-sex couples were rejoicing in LGBT progress, one Catholic bishop was battling Satan by holding an exorcism ceremony.

Ill. Governor to Sign Gay Marriage into Law

Nov 20
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign a bill Wednesday making Illinois the 16th state to legalize gay marriage.

Ministers Back Colleagues at Pa. Same-Sex Ceremony

Nov 10
About 50 ministers are giving their symbolic support to a colleague facing sanctions from the United Methodist Church by participating in a same-sex wedding ceremony.

When Will Marriage Equality Come to Ill.? Activists Not Sure

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 23
Lawmakers and gay marriage activist are unsure when Illinois’ legislature will hear its gay marriage bill.

Utah Gay Man Hits Nail on the Head with Home Depot Proposal

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
A Utah gay man was surprised when his partner proposed marriage to him at a local Home Depot, via a flash mob.

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