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Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)

NJ Gov. Chris Christie: Gay marriage ruling an example of ‘judicial supremacy’

Thursday, June 27, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling erasing part of a federal anti-gay marriage law was a "bad decision" and an example of "judicial supremacy." [ Read more → ]
U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court rejects appeals in gay rights cases from Ariz., Nev.

Thursday, June 27, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Gay marriage advocates marked another victory Thursday after the Supreme Court rejected appeals from Arizona and Nevada involving the rights of same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

Immigration benefits for binational, gay couples to change under DOMA ruling

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WASHINGTON — The government says it will begin extending immigration benefits to gay married couples in light of the Supreme Court's decision striking down key portions of a federal gay marriage law. [ Read more → ]
NOM President Brian Brown

National Organization for Marriage ‘outraged’ by ‘illegitimate’ court rulings

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) on Wednesday said it was "outraged" at the U.S. Supreme Court's actions to dismiss Proposition 8 on procedural grounds, and for invalidating a key element of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). [ Read more → ]
Attorney General Eric Holder (left) and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Holder: Marriage ruling ‘enormous triumph’ – Pentagon moves on benefits

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the Supreme Court's decision declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional is an "enormous triumph" for equal protection under the law for all Americans. [ Read more → ]
Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mormon church criticizes Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's decision opening the door for same sex marriage in California, saying it highlights troubling questions about the country's democratic and judicial systems. [ Read more → ]
Obama

Obama on marriage ruling: Court rights a wrong; country better off

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama hailed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, declaring the court "has righted a wrong, and our country is better off for it." Obama decided in 2011 to stop... [ Read more → ]
Charles Dharapak, APMichael Knaapen, left, and his husband John Becker, Editor of the Bilerico Project, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 after the court struck down a federal provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples.

BREAKING: Reaction from around the U.S. on Supreme Court marriage rulings

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and ruled that legally-married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. Following is reaction from around the nation: [ Read more → ]
David McFadden, APJamaican churchgoers chant during an anti-gay rally in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday, June 23, 2013.

Jamaican gay rights activist seeking changes to anti-sodomy law

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A gay rights activist got his first court hearing Tuesday on his effort to bring a constitutional challenge to Jamaica's nearly 150-year-old colonial-era law that bans sex between men. [ Read more → ]
Rainbow-pride-flag

The symbol of LGBT pride turns 35

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The rainbow flag, more commonly known as the LGBT pride flag or gay pride flag, turns 35 today. [ Read more → ]
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