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Marriage News Watch: Marriage wins in western states

This week's Marriage News Watch report from Matt Baume at the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), features updates from Utah, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, Louisiana, and Maine. ...

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George Takei beams at front of Seattle pride, Macklemore surprises crowd

George Takei beams at front of Seattle pride march on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
SEATTLE — Thousands of people gathered in downtown Seattle on Sunday for the city's 40th annual Pride Parade. This year's theme — "Generations of Pride"— honors civil rights battles in the city that elected its first openly gay mayor last ...

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Lawsuit alleging civil rights were violated when gay couples married is dismissed

Bob Braun
MILWAUKEE — A lawsuit filed by a Wisconsin man who claimed that his civil rights were being violated because same-sex couples were marrying has been dismissed. Bob Braun of West Allis, Wis., filed a small-claims suit against Milwaukee County Executive ...

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New Orleans mayor announces support for marriage equality

Mitch Landrieu
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has come out in support of same-sex marriage. Landrieu, a Catholic and a Democrat, has been a longtime supporter of civil unions. However, this is the first time he has endorsed same-sex marriage,

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Electronic Arts tweets Sims’ support for LGBT Pride

As LGBT Pride Month comes to a close, EA's community team has shared an image of support on the official Twitter account for The Sims 4. The image depicts the diverse range of relationships available in the game, including ...

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Former Fla. governor Charlie Crist files brief in support of marriage equality

Charlie Crist
MIAMI -- Former Florida governor Charlie Crist on Friday filed an amicus brief in support of the marriage equality in a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The suit, Pareto v. Ruvin, was filed in January in Miami-Dade ...

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Season of Pride: More than one million pack Chicago streets for LGBT Pride

Charlie Gurion, left, kisses his husband David Wirk at the 45th Annual Chicago Pride Parade in Chicago, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Gurion and Wirk were the first same-sex  couple to marry in Cook County on Feb. 21, 2014.
CHICAGO -- More than one million people packed Chicago streets Sunday for the first Gay Pride Parade since Illinois legalized same-sex marriage statewide this month, making the annual event one of the largest in the U.S. Many who came early ...

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Season of Pride: LGBT people, allies celebrate Pride around the world

Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies, June is a month of pride and celebration. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and ...

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

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.
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 ...

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

Robert Pitman
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 ...

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