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On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights

When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy spoke for the Supreme Court in 2013 in striking down part of a federal law that denied benefits to legally married gay couples, he cited two reasons: states' rights and equal rights.<p>Throughout American history, Kennedy said, states had "full power over marriage and …

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Loving the Supreme Court’s decision to take on gay marriage

My initial excitement Friday about the Supreme Court finally agreeing to consider whether the Constitution holds a right to same-sex marriage was almost immediately replaced with panic. The trigger was the first of two questions the court will consider: “Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a …

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Bass part of television history with gay marriage

Former NSync member and Mississippi native Lance Bass and his husband, Michael Turchin, will make history next month when E! televises their wedding …

Alabama judge strikes down ban on gay marriage

<b>(CNN) —</b> States struggling to define the question of marriage equality have an addition to their ranks: Alabama.<p>A U.S. district judge struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage Friday after two Mobile women sued the state for failing to recognize the couple's union.<p>Cari Searcy and Kimberly …

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Faith Leaders Rally at Texas Capitol for Gay Rights

Faith leaders from across Texas gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol, urging legislators to lift the state's ban on gay marriage and pass laws …

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The U.S. Now Has Its First Bisexual Governor. Does That First Still Matter?

Ore­gon is turn­ing a scan­dal-marred polit­ic­al cli­mate in­to a his­tor­ic mo­ment.<p>On Wed­nes­day, Demo­crat Kate Brown, Ore­gon’s sec­ret­ary of …

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Marriage Equality Round-Up - January 29th

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time …

Opinion | Marriage equality by June?

(Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)<p>While those involved in the fight for same-sex marriage have been working for what seems ages, in reality …

Court Tells Gay Teen Couple They Asked For Death Threats

​<p>A teenage gay couple posted a photo of them kissing on Facebook and received a barrage of death threats. They filed a formal complaint, which was …

IDAHO: State House Committee Kills "Add The Four Words" LGBT Rights Bill

Via Boise Public Radio:<p>After more than 20 hours of public testimony, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee decided to kill the "Add the Words" bill …

Watch This Transgender Teen Face Down a Room Full of Ignorant Bigots in Idaho

For the past nine years Idahoans have refused to include gender identity and sexual orientation in their Human Rights Act.<p>But that may all change …