Alabama Supreme Court justices (seated, from left) Tom Parker, Lyn Stuart, Chief Justice Roy Moore, Michael Bolin, Glenn Murdock; (standing, from left) Alisa Kelli Wise, James Allen Main, Greg Shaw, Tommy Bryan. Alabama justices: Until U.S. Supreme Court rules, we’re in charge
The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance of federal authorities during the civil rights movement.

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U.S. Supreme Court will hear same-sex marriage cases on April 28

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Arkansas, Nebraska businesses sign pledge for LGBT equality

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Florida House panel OKs bill restricting public restrooms to birth gender

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Mets’ infielder disagrees with MLB ambassador Billy Bean’s gay ‘lifestyle’

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Federal judge won’t lift stay in Arkansas same-sex marriage case

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Utah LGBT non‑discrimination bill exempts Boy Scouts, religious groups

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A defiant Alabama regains ground against marriage equality

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Fire Department of New York gets first female, openly gay chaplain

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S.D. Senate panel dismisses bill aimed at voiding transgender student athlete policy


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Attorney General Doug Peterson (R-Neb.)
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Nebraska AG seeks stay of ruling striking down same-sex marriage ban

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‘The Fosters’ makes television history with youngest same-sex kiss

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Alabama Supreme Court orders judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

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Slovenia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage, gay couple adoption

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Ex-Rhode Island House speaker pleads guilty to federal charges

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East Grand Rapids, Mich., council supports adding LGBT protections

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Joe Biden to headline Human Rights Campaign annual convention

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Bill expected soon on LGBT discrimination, religious rights in Utah

Hundreds filled a capacity meeting chamber in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, March 2, 2015, with the city opening several overflow rooms during debate on LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances.
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Charlotte, N.C., rejects LGBT-inclusive ordinances after hours of public debate

California
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Calif. attorney files for ballot initiative seeking to have all gays executed

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R-Ark.)
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Arkansas AG opposes effort to lift stay in same-sex marriage case

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio looks on during a snowstorm as he arrives to march in the all-inclusive St. Pat's For All parade in the Sunnyside, Queens neighborhood of New York, Sunday, March 1, 2015. The parade, which embraces diversity, is considered an alternative to New York City's official St. Patrick's Day parade, held March 17 in Manhattan.
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NYC mayor to skip St. Patrick’s parade over policy excluding gays

Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
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Nebraska welfare officials ignoring state’s ban on gay, unmarried foster parents

An Idaho State Police officer arrests a gay rights protester on the Idaho Senate floor, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Boise, Idaho. Protesters are asking lawmakers to pass anti-discrimination legislation.
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LGBT rights activists arrested for protests in Idaho House, Senate chambers

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
Newsmakers
Holder: ‘Nothing justifies excluding same-sex couples from the institution of marriage’

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Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts denounces same-sex marriage ruling

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Supreme Court rejects appeal by Prop 8 donors to keep their identities secret

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Federal judge strikes down Nebraska same-sex marriage ban

Carolyn Burgess, left, and Ally Logan kiss at the Clerk of Court's desk as they get their marriage license at the Missoula County Courthouse Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Missoula, Mont.
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Marriage News Watch, March 2, 2015

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California GOP officially recognizes gay faction ‘Log Cabin Republicans’

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, waves the flag of Ireland as he marches beside Kerry Kennedy, third from left, during the all-inclusive St. Pat's For All parade in the Sunnyside, Queens neighborhood of New York, Sunday, March 1, 2015. The St. Pat's For All parade, which embraces diversity and inclusion, is considered an alternative to the New York City's official St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17.
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New York City mayor marches in LGBT-friendly pre-St. Patrick’s Day parade

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LGBTQ Life
‘Tomboy’ Renee recalls shopping trip to ‘The Gap’ to fix gender

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Jonathan Knight on being outed and how ‘The Amazing Race’ helped his anxiety

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Will our prisons overflow with Christians?

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USA
North Carolina mom believes bullying led to transgender teen’s suicide

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No evolution for Jeb Bush: ‘I believe in traditional marriage.’

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Alabama court reverses itself, allows visitation case after same-sex couple split

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Mo. bill would make issuing same-sex marriage licenses a fireable offense

Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe in "The Danish Girl." Directed by Tom Hooper, the film is currently in production.
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Eddie Redmayne’s latest transformation: Transgender pioneer Lili Elbe

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Ky. Senate OKs bill requiring separate restrooms for transgender students

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Benhams working to defeat Charlotte ‘depraved’ non-discrimination ordinance

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Mississippi justices say gay marriage ban should be declared unconstitutional

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Views & Voices
The phantom roadmap to LGBT discrimination

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W.Va. Senate leader: ‘No way’ we’re considering LGBT discrimination bill

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Facebook adds new gender option for users: ‘Fill in the blank’

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LGBTQ Life
Study: Stem cell breakthrough opens door to biological children of same-sex couples

West Virginia state capitol in Charleston.
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West Virginia House panel advances bill to nullify local LGBT protections

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World
Mexico’s quiet marriage equality revolution

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, leader of the Christian Defense Coalition, speaks in support of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, at a news conference in Montgomery, Ala., on Feb. 25, 2015.
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Alabama religious groups support Roy Moore’s stand against same-sex marriage

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Views & Voices
Why do bakeries have to sell wedding cakes for same-sex ceremonies?

Republican leaders in Austin joined members of the conservative coalition Texas Values to slice a ceremonial cake on the 10th anniversary of the passage of the so-called Texas Marriage Amendment, which defined marriage as "one man and one woman" in Texas.
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Texas lawmakers, conservative leaders celebrate 10 years of marriage inequality

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Newsmakers
Cop who objected to riding in gay pride says he was unfairly branded a ‘bigot’

Sarah Goodfriend, left, and Suzanne Bryant hold hands with Rabbi Kerry Baker during their wedding ceremony outside of the Travis County Clerk's office in Austin, Texas on Thursday morning, Feb. 19, 2015.
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Rabbi who presided over same‑sex wedding leads Texas House in prayer

Destin Holmes
USA
Lawsuit settled over alleged bullying of gay students in Mississippi school district

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USA
Texas lawmaker files complaint against judge who allowed same-sex wedding

Arkansas state capitol in Little Rock.
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Arkansas Senate panel rejects anti-LGBT ‘conscience-protection’ bill

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N.C. Senate OKs bill allowing officials to refuse to officiate same-sex marriages

Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Richard Peterson
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Southeast Alaska tribal organization to allow same-sex marriages

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Labor Dept. updates Family and Medical Leave Act to include same-sex spouses

This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows an area near the intersection of Christopher Street and West Street in New York. A unique federally funded study released on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 offers a detailed look at the lives of gay, lesbian and transgender youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call "survival sex." Researchers say this is one of the sites where LGBTQ youth tended to meet together.
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Study details lives of LGBT youths engaged in ‘survival sex’

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Indiana Senate approves bill allowing discrimination against LGBT people

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Former Georgia AG: ‘Religious freedom’ bills deserve ‘a quick death’

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Transgender teen gets support from Justice Department in school lawsuit

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LGBT caucus membership drops by more than half in 114th Congress

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Walmart criticizes Arkansas ‘conscience protection’ religious freedom bill

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Democratic icon Barney Frank on Congress, gay rights and partisan echo chambers

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Wyoming House shoots down LGBT anti‑discrimination bill

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Arkansas governor says he’s concerned by ‘religious freedom’ bill

Cari Searcy (left) with her spose Kimberly McKean and son Khaya at their home in Mobile, Ala.
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Couple in Alabama same-sex marriage case still refused adoption petition

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LGBTQ Life
Study: HIV drug can prevent new infection when taken before and after sex