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
Jim Obergefell hadn't thought about becoming one of the most visible figures in the marriage-equality movement. He just wanted to marry the love of his life for 21 years.

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

Alan Bounville
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

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

Jimmy Meade and Luke Barlowe
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

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

The surprising religious breakdown of same-sex marriage support

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Original ‘X-Men’ character Iceman outed as gay

Nevada state capitol in Carson City
Nevada state Assembly rejects controversial transgender ‘bathroom bill’

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

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

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

J. Scott Applewhite (AP)
Same-sex marriage opponents urge U.S. Supreme Court to resist ‘radical change’ on marriage

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

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

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

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

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

Marriage equality opponents rally outside the Texas state capitol in Austin on Monday, March 23, 2015.
Marriage News Watch: April 20, 2015

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Rubio: Gay is not a choice, but that doesn’t mean you have a constitutional right to marry

Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, participates in a roundtable with educators and students at the Kirkwood Community College's Jones County Regional Center in Monticello, Iowa, on April 14, 2015.
Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign’s outset

Ron Huberman
The impact of meeting Harvey Milk: From marching in a protest to making history in the workforce

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
Gay mentor, belief in dignity at the core of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s views

Rowse and DeBoer
Michigan same-sex marriage challenge began as an adoption case

Robert Grunn
Funeral director speaks up for the deceased and their loved ones in marriage case

Matthew Mansell, left and Johno Espejo at their home in Placentia, Calif. The couple moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Franklin, Tennessee, in 2012 for Mansell’s job as a conflicts analyst for an international law firm.
California couple become part of Tennessee same-sex marriage challenge

Gov. Bill Walker (I-Alaska)
Alaska LGBT rights groups ask governor to end appeal of same‑sex marriage ruling

IBM tells North Carolina governor it opposes ‘religious freedom’ bill

A group of students at McGuffey High School in Claysville, Pa., allegedly spread the news that if they were “anti-gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands.
Students at Pa. school organize ‘Anti-gay day’ in response to ‘Day of Silence’

Houston LGBT-inclusive equal rights ordinance prevails as judge backs city in court challenge

Patricia Todd
Alabama’s only openly gay lawmaker named director of local HRC chapter

Cardinal Francis George
Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

El Salvador approves measures banning same-sex marriage, gay couple adoption