GOP presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Navigating same-sex marriage debate a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls
For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs - notably the presidential hopefuls - face a far more complicated landscape.

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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

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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’

Tim-Moore
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

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

Texas
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

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

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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

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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

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

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

Mexico's Supreme Court in Mexico City
Mexico’s Supreme Court says laws prohibiting same-sex marriage are ‘discriminatory’

Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo (R-Guam)
Guam governor refuses to allow marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Britini Rogers, left and Brittani Henry with their son Jayseon in Middletown, Ohio. An impending birth spurred Henry and Rogers to get married. It’s the possibility of an untimely death that pushed them to become part of the same-sex marriage legal actions now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
What would happen to their son if something happens to them?

This circa 1990 photo provided by George Pagonis shows his child, Jennifer Pagonis, who now identifies as "Pidgeon," in Chicago. Pagonis was born intersex, an umbrella term for several conditions in which an infant's reproductive anatomy doesn't conform to standard definitions of male or female.
Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic surgical treatments

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Another judge rejects Kentucky same-sex marriage ban

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Judge rejects motions to downgrade charges in Philly gay bashing

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Which GOP 2016 hopeful would attend a same-sex wedding, which one wouldn’t, and who wouldn’t say

Salvatore Cordileone
Some San Francisco Catholics call for ouster of anti-gay archbishop

Kenneth Morgan Stancil III
Suspect in North Carolina shooting says he’s a neo-Nazi who hates gays ‘with a passion’

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
Jindal defends religious objections bill that would allow anti-LGBT discrimination

Kelly Noe, left, and her spouse, Kelly McCracken, along with their daughter, Ruby Noe-McCracken, are Ohio plaintiffs in a same-sex marriage case to be argued before the Supreme Court in late April. Noe and McCracken say they give their baby daughter a lot of love. Now, they want the nation’s highest court to give them more legal status.
Two Kellys raising their baby as loving, if not legal, parents

David Brian Michener, left, and William Herbert Ives, who were committed partners for 18 years, with their three adopted children, from left, Michael, Anna and Jackson. They were married in 2013 in Delaware and William died later that year.
Widowed with 3 kids, Ohio man joins same-sex marriage case

Timothy Love speaks to other supporters with his husband Lawrence Ysunza-Love, left, during a rally in support of same-sex marriage in downtown Cincinnati. Love and Ysunza-Love are one of six same-sex marriage plaintiffs who will have their cases argued at the Supreme Court on April 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)
Together 35 years, waiting for the right to marry

Brian Klawiter
Christian auto shop owner in Michigan vows to deny service to gay customers

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New Girl Scout troop starts at Utah LGBT pride center

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Republicans block Colorado bill on transgender birth certificates