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Is Italy on its Way to Legalize Gay Marriage?

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 10, 2014
An Italian court ruled Wednesday that a town must recognize the marriage of a same-sex couple who tied the knot in the United States - a number of LGBT rights activists consider the decision the first step for Italy to finally recognize gay marriage.

Gay Marriage in Michigan Halted by Appeals Court

By Emma Fidel | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
An appeals court reinstituted Michigan’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, but not before several hundred same-sex couples rushed to the state’s county clerk’s offices to get hitched.

Michigan’s First Gay Marriage License Issued

By Emma Fidel | Saturday Mar 22, 2014
Two women were the first gay couple to marry in Michigan on Saturday, one day after the state’s ban on gay marriage, approved by voters in a landslide in 2004, was scratched from the state constitution by a federal judge.

Ky. Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Put on Hold

By Brett Barrouquere | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
A federal judge is giving Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries saying doing so will allow the law to become settled without causing confusion or granting rights only to have them taken away.

Key Cases Loom in Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Fight

By Maryclaire Dale | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
When U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin decides this year whether Pennsylvania must recognize same-sex marriages from other states, she’ll do so from her perch above Independence Mall, where about 40 people staged an early gay rights protest in 1965.

GOP Gay Marriage Division on Display at Conference

By Jonathan J. Cooper | Monday Mar 10, 2014
Young Republican activists implored their party to support gay marriage Saturday, saying the GOP is destined to continue losing elections in Oregon if it doesn’t get behind an issue that’s gaining traction around the country.

Sen. Rand Paul Slams Ky. Judge’s Gay Marriage Ruling

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul reacted to a federal judge’s ruling that Kentucky must recognize legal same-sex marriages from other states and countries.

AG: Kentucky Won’t Appeal Order on Gay Marriage

By Brett Barrouquere | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Kentucky’s attorney general announced Tuesday that he won’t appeal an order to recognize same-sex marriages from other states and countries and he will allow a judge’s ruling take effect March 20.

Ky. to Use Outside Counsel in Gay Marriage Case

By Brett Barrouquere | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal a judge’s decision granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states and countries.

Appeals Court Hears Same-Sex Custody Case in Conn.

Monday Jan 27, 2014
A federal appeals court is making a rare appearance in Connecticut to hear several cases, including one involving a Virginia pastor convicted of helping a woman and her child flee the country and avoid a custody dispute with her former lesbian partner.