A rainbow colored flag, seen through an American flag, flies in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, April 27, 2015, as the Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. U.S. Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage arguments
The justices are meeting Tuesday to offer the first public indication of where they stand in the dispute over whether states can continue defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, or whether the Constitution gives gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.

The shirts were to display the pride logo (seen above) on the front, and the names of event sponsors on the reverse.
Kentucky judge rules in favor of printer that refused to print t‑shirts for pride event

Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality and in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
Kenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group

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Judge won’t delay order on California transgender inmate’s sex reassignment surgery

Sean Varsho, 28, of Chicago, left, and Brandon Dawson, 26, of Warrantor, Va., have been waiting in line for the past three days for a seat for Tuesday's Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington.
Tuesday’s the day: Marriage equality comes before the Supreme Court

Nicole Yorksmith holds her children, Orion, ten months, and Grayden, 4, from left to right, as she listens to speakers during a send-off event Friday, April 24, 2015, in support of plaintiffs in gay marriage cases that will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, in Cincinnati. She and her wife Pam are among the 19 men and 12 women whose same-sex marriage cases from those two states, plus Michigan and Tennessee, will be argued at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 28.
Q&A: Issues, possible legal outcomes in marriage equality cases

Mary Bonauto
Pioneer for same-sex marriage rights among lawyers for high court cases

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Marriage News Watch:
April 27, 2015

Supporters and opponents of marriage equality rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Thousands descend on Washington ahead of historic Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality

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‘Face the Nation’ introduces Tony Perkins as ‘hate group leader’ who ‘doesn’t speak for Christians’

Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25, 2015.
GOP 2016 hopefuls emphasize staunch opposition to same-sex marriage in Iowa stump

U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.)
Lawmakers introduce resolution calling for federal protections for LGBT Americans

Pam Yorksmith, left, and her spouse Nicole Yorksmith, along with their children, Grayden and Orion. A middle-of-the night trip to the emergency room, with her 9-month-old son coughing and laboring to breathe, gave Pam Yorksmith her latest reminder of why she took up the fight for same-sex marriage. Before baby Orion could be treated for croup, the hospital had to call his birth mother, Yorksmith’s wife, Nicole, "to get permission to treat my child," Yorksmith said.
Stories of love, life, death mark U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality cases

Indiana governor Mike Pence (seated) at a private ceremony to sign a religious freedom bill into law, Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Not all the same: Christian Right’s Hobby Lobbyization of RFRAs hits the fan

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Growing Mormon-Catholic Alliance: Quiet partners behind the Christian Right’s religious discrimination agenda

In this July 11, 2013 file photo, Jim Obergefell, left and John Arthur, right, are married by officiant Paulette Roberts, in a plane on the tarmac at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Glen Burnie, Md.
Ohio man, deceased husband: The faces of the marriage equality movement

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Activist remembers those he met on his 6,000-mile walk for equality

LGBT rights advocates gather at the Missori state capitol on April 22 for Equality Day.
Missourians lobby for LGBT protections ahead of crucial votes

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Iowa Catholic school that refused to hire gay teacher approves gay-straight alliance

Texas state capitol in Austin.
Texas GOP bills denounced by LGBT rights groups stagnant in state legislature

Attorney General Eric Holder waves to Justice Department during a farewell gathering at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, April 24, 2015.
Eric Holder bids farewell after 6-year tenure as Attorney General

Paul Campion and Randy Johnson with their four children.
Adoption struggle leads couple into same-sex marriage fight

Joseph Vitale, right with Rob Talmas, left, holding their adopted son Cooper in New York City.
A new baby pulled New York couple into Ohio same-sex marriage lawsuit

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After four decades in secret, Kentucky couple fights for the next generation

Tammy Boyd, left, and Kimberly Franklin.
A long road from high school crush to the fight for marriage equality

Sophy Jesty, left, and Val Tanco, right, with their dog, Biscuit, at their home in Knoxville, Tenn.
Marriage issue complicates immigration, motherhood for Tennessee couple

Dominique James, left, and Maurice Blanchard have been outspoken activists for same-sex marriage in Kentucky for several years, and are among a group of plaintiffs asking the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage around the country.
Faith guides Kentucky minister to protest for same-sex marriage rights

Pam Yorksmith, left, and her spouse Nicole Yorksmith, along with their children, Grayden and Orion. The couple are Ohio plaintiffs in a same-sex marriage case to be argued before the Supreme Court on April 28.
Kentucky couple hopes marriage case will lift obstacles to raising children

Thomas Kostura, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Ijpe DeKoe at their Memphis, Tenn. apartment.
Army Reserve sergeant is legally married while at work, but not at home

Michael De Leon and Greg Bourke protest outside the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati in November 2014.
Lack of legal rights makes raising teens more stressful for same-sex couple

Bruce Jenner (left) talks with ABC News' Diane Sawyer.
Former Olympian Bruce Jenner: ‘For all intents and purposes, I am a woman’

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Judge proposes Oregon bakery pay $135,000 to lesbian couple

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
Bobby Jindal blasts companies opposed to Louisiana religious freedom bill

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Ted Cruz introduces bills to block marriage equality for same-sex couples

GOP presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio
Navigating same-sex marriage debate a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

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The surprising religious breakdown of same-sex marriage support

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Huckabee defends gay conversion therapy, warns gay rights will outlaw Christianity: ‘God Help Us All’

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North Carolina House speaker: No action on ‘religious freedom’ bill this year

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Effort to repeal Arkansas law limiting local LGBT protections advances

Brian Merucci and Bruce Morgan on their wedding day, Dec. 7, 2013, in New York City.
Judge won’t order Michigan to recognize dying man’s same-sex marriage

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Gay student attacked at Atlanta school says he’s victim of constant bullying

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Texas lawmakers advance two anti-LGBT bills despite warnings from business community

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone speaks at the 2013 March for Marriage event in Washington, D.C.
San Francisco archbishop will skip this year’s national rally opposing same-sex marriage

Gov. Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.)
Arizona governor directs state agency to allow same-sex couples to be adoptive, foster parents

Adam Lau, AP (File)
New poll shows record high 61 percent of Americans support marriage equality

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)
GOP lawmaker introduces bill to strip federal courts of power to rule on marriage equality

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Laverne Cox makes PEOPLE magazine ‘most beautiful’ list

Alabama state capitol in Montgomery.
Alabama House committee votes to let adoption agencies reject same-sex couples

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The GOP’s same-sex wedding conundrum

Oklahoma state capitol in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma lawmakers approve bill allowing clergy, others to refuse same-sex weddings

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Jacob’s journey from girl to boy: Mother of 5-year-old explains her decision

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Transgender teen settles with South Carolina over driver’s license photo

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Report: Pope rejected gay French diplomat over displeasure with same-sex marriage in France

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Original ‘X-Men’ character Iceman outed as gay

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Nevada state Assembly rejects controversial transgender ‘bathroom bill’

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Little Rock, Ark., approves LGBT anti-discrimination protections

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No, same-sex marriage will not cause 900,000 abortions

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New York attorney general warns Boy Scouts on state laws prohibiting discrimination

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Same-sex marriage opponents urge U.S. Supreme Court to resist ‘radical change’ on marriage

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Poll: Most Americans say there’s no turning back on same-sex marriage

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Florida senate panel derails discriminatory adoption bill

LGBT rights advocates gather at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1, 2015, after the state became the epicenter of a fight over measures critics say are anti-gay. Several Arkansas cities are trying to stem any potential fallout with efforts to push back on the new laws and expand anti-discrimination protections.
Some Arkansas cities push back against anti-gay laws by expanding LGBT protections

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects NOM’s efforts to overturn Oregon marriage ruling

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Wisconsin same-sex couple asks court to order both names on child’s birth certificate

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U.S. House committee won’t consider resolution to kill D.C. LGBT students’ rights law