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A New Yorker Interactive: Same-Sex Marriage Before the Supreme Court

In the next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide two landmark cases concerning same-sex marriage—Hollingsworth v. Perry (a challenge to Proposition 8, California’s same-sex marriage ban) and United States v. Windsor (a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, or <i>DOMA</i>, which bars the federal …

How gay married couples get shortchanged

More than 1,000 federal rights and securities are denied to couples in same-sex marriages not legally recognized by Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, says Vickie Henry, senior staff attorney at Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, or GLAD. GLAD is a leading advocacy …

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America's Landlords Are Far Less Likely to Rent to Gay Couples

Ten states to tackle gay marriage next

Energized by two big victories at the Supreme Court, advocates of gay marriage are turning their attention to a handful of states that they believe are most likely to allow it next.<p>One of those two wins made California the 13th state where gay couples can now legally get married. Counting the …

The Growing State-by-State Fight Over Marriage Equality

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>New Jersey's effective prohibition on gay marriages is facing a court challenge from an advocacy …

Gay Marriage Advocates Eye Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon, New Jersey

By Ellen Wulfhorst<p>July 9 (Reuters) - Activists will focus efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in four U.S. states this year and next, hoping to capitalize on political momentum following U.S. Supreme Court victories for gay rights, the Freedom to Marry advocacy group said on Tuesday.<p>The group is …

Costa Rica could be the first Central American country to allow gay civil unions—by accident

Gay rights activists in Costa Rica are fighting for a right they’ve already won–by mistake.<p>Last week, Costa Rican legislators passed an amendment to the country’s family code meant to allow couples who have been living together for three or more years to be recognized as having a common law …

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The Next Gay Marriage Battle? ACLU Files First-Known Lawsuit Over State Bans on Same-Sex Unions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) — The battle over gay marriage forges on. Civil rights lawyers said they filed the first known legal challenge Tuesday on behalf of 23 men, women and children seeking to overturn a state law effectively banning same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, the only northeastern …

Banned for life: Why gay men still can't donate blood

David Dassey is one of the healthiest men in Los Angeles. At 62, he can still run a sub-four marathon. Last April he competed in Boston for the fourth time and almost made it to the finish -- just past the 25-mile mark -- when the bombs exploded. Many of his fellow runners sprinted to the nearest …

Violence mars Montenegro’s first gay pride

<b>(Pablo Hidalgo / Shutterstock.com)</b><p>Anti-gay protestors threw rocks, bottles, glasses and chairs at several dozen gay rights marchers and police<p>Predrag Milic<p>July 24, 2013 1:28pm (UTC)<p>BUDVA, Montenegro (AP) — Several hundred extremists shouting "Kill the gays" attacked gay activists and clashed with …

Tumblr is censoring #gay searches—and it’s probably Apple’s fault

If you type “gay,” “lesbian,” or “bisexual” into the Tumblr search on the iOS app nothing comes up, even though there are plenty of posts with those tags floating around Tumblr. The censorship, which went into effect the same day as the site-wide porn ban, looks like Tumblr is filtering out an …

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Unaccompanied Minors Deported To Mexico By The Thousands

U.S. immigration authorities apprehended 13,454 unaccompanied Mexican minors last year, the majority of whom were swiftly deported to their home country, news site Animal Político reported last week.<p>The figures, provided by Mexican consulates in U.S. border cities and submitted to the country’s …

US to begin processing visa applications equally for married same-sex couples

The US will begin processing visa applications from same-sex married couples in the same manner as heterosexual spouses, secretary of state John Kerry confirmed on Friday, bringing full equality to the country's immigration system for the first time.<p>The announcement, made at the US embassy in …