Same Sex Marriage

So Much for the 'Moderate' Frank Wolf: VA Rep's Hateful Anti-Gay Marriage Rant Stuns Chamber

So Much for the 'Moderate' Frank Wolf: VA Rep's Hateful Anti-Gay Marriage Rant Stuns Chamber
Virginia Representative Frank Wolf has always been praised as somewhat of a moderate. Which is why his anti-same sex marriage rant on the statehouse floor was all the more shocking.
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British Gay Couples Take Obvious Next Step: Coats of Arms

British Gay Couples Take Obvious Next Step: Coats of Arms
For many blue-blooded aristocrats in the United Kingdom, their family's coat of arms has been a source of pride, of esteemed lineage. Well, with gay marriage now legal, the College of Arms – the distinguished body that recognizes the family sigils – will now allow same-sex couples to register their own.
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Federal Judge Rules Against Oklahoma's Ban On Same Sex Marriage

Federal Judge Rules Against Oklahoma's Ban On Same Sex Marriage
A federal judge ruled that Oklahoma's constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution. It sets the stage for a battle in yet another very red state over marriage equality.
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Paul Michel
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VIDEO: Attorney General Holder Says Utah Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Federally Honored

VIDEO: Attorney General Holder Says Utah Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Federally Honored
U.S. Attorney Eric General Holder confirms that, for purposes of federal law, same-sex marriages that have been performed in the state of Utah will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages.
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2013 Recap: The Best and Worst Moments in Organizing and Activism

2013 Recap: The Best and Worst Moments in Organizing and Activism
Cliff Schecter and Sam Seder discuss some of the best and worst political moments of 2013 - progress made in equality, same-sex marriage, environmental issues, marijuana legalization and more - thanks to the movements and people.
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Education Department Changes College Loan Language to Reflect Same-Sex Marriages

Education Department Changes College Loan Language to Reflect Same-Sex Marriages
Students in same-sex marriages will be treated the same as their straight married classmates when it comes to federal college loan applications, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday in a shift that reflects this year's Supreme Court ruling that broadened gay rights.
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Dispute Over Gay Marriage Erupts in Cheney Family

Dispute Over Gay Marriage Erupts in Cheney Family
Our political lesson for today: It’s getting harder and harder to oppose same-sex marriage. And it’s harder still when your sister is a lesbian with a wife and two kids and when your famous rightwing father, who’s famously against nearly everything, says he supports gay marriage.
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Marriage Equality Takes Major Step in New Mexico, GOP Pushback Begins

Marriage Equality Takes Major Step in New Mexico, GOP Pushback Begins
A New Mexico judge on Monday declared same-sex marriage legal, ordering the clerk of the state's most populous county to join two other counties in issuing licenses for gay and lesbian couples. State District Judge Alan Malott ruled New Mexico's constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
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Jeri Clausing
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Defense Secretary Hagel Plans Benefits for Same-Sex Military Spouses, But None for Couples

Defense Secretary Hagel Plans Benefits for Same-Sex Military Spouses, But None for Couples
The Defense Department is planning to extend comprehensive benefits to same-sex spouses in the military, though this may interfere with plans for same-sex couples that were already in the pipeline. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel claims the latter aren't needed if the former are in place.
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Lolita C. Baldor
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PA District Attorney Won't Defend Marriage Ban

PA District Attorney Won't Defend Marriage Ban
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced yesterday her office will not defend the state's DOMA law. The action is supported by the ACLU of PA, and filed on behalf of two dozen same sex couples. This follows the repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act by the Supreme Court just weeks ago.
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