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Florida Appeals Rulings Overturning Gay-Marriage Ban

MIAMI (AP) — Florida officials are appealing several court rulings overturning the state’s ban on gay marriage.<p>Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a motion filed late Friday that the sole legal issue in the case is the constitutional validity of the state ban. The motion says any changes to it …

The Supreme Court Quietly Allows Same-Sex Marriage in 5 States

The justices declined to hear appeals of lower-court rulings that struck down marriage bans in Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin.<p>The Supreme Court on Monday effectively legalized same-sex marriages in five states without so much as a whisper.<p>On the first day of its fall term, the …

A wave of same-sex weddings after Supreme Court decision

A wave of same-sex couples strolled down the aisle Tuesday, the day after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take any cases on gay marriage, an action that in effect made gay marriage legal in states with two-thirds of the nation's people.<p>Gay couples in Utah exchanged kisses and cried at news …

LGBTQ

Pat Buchanan hates civil disobedience – except when it targets gay people

Responding to SCOTUS marriage equality decision, he calls for “civil disobedience.” He wasn’t always so fond of it<p>Right-wing polemicist Pat Buchanan’s latest jeremiad assails the U.S. Supreme Court for its decision Monday to let stand a series of lower court rulings in favor of marriage equality, …

Greg Abbott: Texas GOP same-sex marriage ban helps reduce out-of-wedlock births

In defense of a ban on same-sex marriage, the gubernatorial candidate conceded marriage equality’s social benefits<p>In a brief filed with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Texas attorney general and GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott argued that lifting the state's ban on same-sex …

Here's The Map Of What Marriage Equality Looks Like In The U.S. Today

The status of same-sex couples' marriage rights is changing often. BuzzFeed News will be updating this map as changes warrant to give everyone an up-to-the-minute view of what the latest marriage news means. [Updated as of April 27.]<p>Same-sex couples have full marriage equality in 35 states and D.C. …

Stephen Colbert is forced to change his tune on same-sex marriage — now that it’s popular

“It is a moral evil that threatens our sacred institutions…until it became popular and since then who knows?”<p>On Tuesday evening's edition of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert found himself in the position of having to backtrack a little in his ardent disapproval of homosexuality.<p>"Since day one …

Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Ban Declared Unconstitutional

A federal judge declared Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Friday, BuzzFeed and NBC report.<p>U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick struck down the ban. He also refused to grant a stay of his opinion.<p><b>Read Sedwick's opinion below:</b><p>AZ Gay Marriage Document<p><i>Below, more from the …

Labor Department Completes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Rule

The Labor Department was tasked by the president this summer with devising regulations barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.<p>WASHINGTON — The Labor Department has finalized a rule barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers, sending it to the …

Obama praises Supreme Court's gay marriage orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency.<p>Obama told The New Yorker that the court's Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure.<p>…