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Russian Legal Loophole Allows Country's First Gay Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 10
A lesbian couple in Russia found a way to legally tie the knot in the rabidly anti-gay country on August 6, and the country's officials are foaming at the mouth over it.

Rome Mayor Defiantly Registers 16 Gay Marriages

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 18
The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Rome's mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italy's government.

Census Finds More Than a Half Million LGBT Weddings This Decade

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 23
More than a half a million LGBT Americans have married their same-sex partner since marriage equality first allowed them to marry, reports the United States Census Bureau this week.

Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii Gay Marriage Cases in Court

NATIONAL | By Paul Elias | Sep 8
Three judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals - all appointed by Democrats and two of whom joined in the civil rights ruling this year - are set to hear arguments Monday on gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii.

Coahuila First Mexican State to Legalize Gay Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 3
On Monday, September 1, Coahuila became the first Mexican state to approve gay marriage through its legislature.

Charlie Crist Asks FL Gov. to Stop Defending Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 31
Florida's Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist has done a complete 180, now supports gay marriage, and has written an open letter to current Florida Governor Rick Scott asking him to stop defending the state's gay marriage ban in court.

Abercrombie Blames Primary Loss on Gay Marriage

POLITICS | By Vijay Joshi and Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 30
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.

Southwestern Christian University Expels Student Who Married Her Partner

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 14
An Oklahoma religious university expelled a lesbian student on July 9 who married her partner, saying that doing so violated the "lifestyle covenant" she signed upon admission.

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.

Massachusetts Celebrates 10 Years of Same-Sex Marriage

FAMILY | By Steve LeBlanc | May 17
Newlyweds and couples celebrated Friday along with the lead lawyer in the landmark case behind the first same-sex marriages in Massachusetts and the nation 10 years ago.

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