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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

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

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’

RELIGION | 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

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

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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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.

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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