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Texas residents Bonn Brown (left) and Craighton Cooper (right) were married along with 114 other LGBTQ couples as part of World Pride 2014's Grand Pride Wedding in Toronto, June 26, 2014.

Season of Pride: Hundreds marry at Toronto’s Grand Pride Wedding

Sunday, June 29, 2014
TORONTO -- More than one hundred same-sex couples gathered for a mass wedding on Thursday as part of Toronto's World Pride festivities, which wraps up today with a parade consisting of more than 12,000 marchers and over 200,000 spectators. For many, the highlight of this year's World Pride was the Grand Pride Wedding, believed to be the largest ... [ Read more → ]
Robert Pitman

U.S. Attorney would be first openly gay federal judge in Texas

Sunday, June 29, 2014
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio. Pitman, who is openly gay, made history in 2011 when he became the first openly gay U.S. attorney in Texas. His confirmation to the court would be another historic event... [ Read more → ]
Crystal Moore is reinstated as police chief in Latta, S.C., on Friday, June 27, 2014.

S.C. town reinstates lesbian police chief after voters take away mayor’s power

Friday, June 27, 2014
LATTA, S.C. -- The town council in Latta, S.C., on Friday evening reinstated police chief Crystal Moore just hours after officials certified Tuesday's vote to change the town's form of government from "strong mayor" to "strong council." Moore, who is openly gay, was fired by Mayor Earl Bullard in April after he issued her seven reprimands in one day ... [ Read more → ]
United Nations headquarters in New York.

UN resolution on ‘Protection of the Family’ excludes language on diversity

Friday, June 27, 2014
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted a resolution on the “Protection of the Family” that critics say could lay the groundwork for opposing LGBT rights under international law. The resolution, tabled by 13 nations including Russia, Uganda, Egypt and China, calls on the High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare... [ Read more → ]
Sherri Healey

Ind. clerk denies marriage licenses to gay couples because of ‘biblical beliefs’

Friday, June 27, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- A southwestern Indiana county clerk says she won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her biblical beliefs and what she calls a lack of clear direction. [ Read more → ]
Edith Windsor

Marriage Equality USA: Interview with Edith Windsor (Part 1)

Thursday, June 26, 2014
One year ago, Windsor v. United States became one of the most important court cases for the LGBT community. Since then, every single one of the 15 court cases striking down same-sex marriage bans has used the Windsor decision at the core of their legal decision. All this began when a now famous Marriage Equality New York (now MEUSA) volunteer .... [ Read more → ]
Four same-sex couples married in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday evening are (from left): Bruce Yampolsky and Terry Garrett;  Karen “Mima” Davis and Miranda Duschack; Richard Eaton and John Durnell;  and Tod Martin and David Gray.

Four same-sex couples issued marriage licenses, wed in St. Louis

Thursday, June 26, 2014
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay announced Thursday that marriage licenses were issued to four same-sex couples by St. Louis Recorder of Deeds Sharon Carpenter on Wednesday evening, coinciding with the one year anniversary of the Defense of Marriage Act being struck down. The four couples were then married at St. Louis City Hall. [ Read more → ]
From left, plaintiffs Moudi Sbeity, Derek Kitchen, Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge, two of the three couples who brought the lawsuit against Utah's gay marriage ban, stand together at a news conference outside their lawyer's office in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Utah ruling pushes same-sex marriage another step closer to Supreme Court

Thursday, June 26, 2014
[caption id="attachment_144973" align="alignleft" width="665"][media-credit name="Rick Bowmer, AP" align="alignleft" width="665"][/media-credit] From left, plaintiffs Moudi Sbeity, Derek Kitchen, Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge, two of the three couples who brought the lawsuit against Utah's gay marriage ban, stand together at a news conference outside their lawyer's office... [ Read more → ]
Paul J Kelly Jr

Utah ruling reveals a crack in legal unanimity for same-sex marriage

Thursday, June 26, 2014
DENVER — Wednesday's gay marriage ruling contained two historic firsts: It was the first appellate decision for gay marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Law exactly one year ago, and it also marked the first time since then a federal judge has argued for keeping a state ban on same sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
Darrell Maurina

Newspaper publisher spouts anti-gay views in response to reader’s pride query

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. – When Janell Jackson contacted a local newspaper for information on an upcoming Pride Luncheon at Ft. Leonard Wood, a U.S. Army base in southern Missouri, the response she received was instead the anti-gay opinions of the publisher. The event in question is the June 30th luncheon where ... [ Read more → ]
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