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Miami Judge Approves Early Start to Florida's Gay Weddings

NATIONAL | By Curt Anderson | Jan 5
A judge ruled Monday that same-sex couples can immediately start getting marriage licenses in Miami-Dade County, getting a jump-start on Florida's entry as the 36th state where gay marriages are legal statewide.

Elton John and Husband to Tie the Knot Once More

INTERNATIONAL | Dec 17
Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Britain since March. Previously, gay couples could form civil partnerships, which carried the same legal status as marriage but without the title.

Justices to Discuss Louisiana Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | Dec 17
The Supreme Court has added the challenge to Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban to the agenda for the justices' closed-door conference on Jan. 9.

Gay Canvassers Sway Voters on Marriage Equality

FAMILY | By David Crary | Dec 11
For years, backers of same-sex marriage have said more voters would support it if only they could hear directly from gay people with a personal stake in the issue. A new academic study bears out that hunch.

Attorney General: Gay Marriages Should Start Soon in Mississippi

FAMILY | Nov 30
An attorney for two lesbian couples and a gay rights group says marriage licenses should be issued to same-sex couples in Mississippi in about 10 days.

Mississippi Appeals Ruling in Same-Sex Marriage Case

FAMILY | Nov 29
Mississippi's attorney general has taken first steps to appeal a federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Study: Same-Sex Marriages Could Help Arkansas Economy

FAMILY | Nov 28
Supporters of same-sex marriages say legalizing the unions could have a $24 million impact on Arkansas' economy.

Former French President Calls for Repeal of Marriage Equality, Adoption Laws

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Nov 17
In an attempt to stir up his right-wing base of supporters, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has placed the repeal of gay rights legislation at the center for his bid to reclaim the presidency in 2017.

Demoted Cardinal to Deny Pro-LGBT Lawmakers Communion

RELIGION | By EDGE | Nov 17
A hard-line U.S. cardinal says he will deny Holy Communion to any Catholic lawmaker who voted for same-sex marriage.

Judge Overturns Missouri Ban on Gay Marriage

FAMILY | By Alan Scher Zagir | Nov 6
A state judge overturned Missouri's constitutional ban on gay marriage Wednesday in a ruling that immediately set off a rush among some same-sex couples to apply for marriage licenses.

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