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Christopher Cain (left) and Dorian Moragne

Two Ga. men sentenced to 10 years in hate crime attack on gay man

Saturday, June 29, 2013
ATLANTA -- Two men have been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for their involvement in a hate crime against a gay man in Atlanta. [ Read more → ]
Marcio Jose Sanchez, APCynthia Wides, right, and Elizabeth Carey file for a marriage certificate at City Hall in San Francisco on Saturday.

Gay couples line up to marry in Calif., while opponents seek to halt weddings

Saturday, June 29, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dozens of couples in jeans, shorts, white dresses and the occasional military uniform filled San Francisco City Hall on Saturday as clerks resumed issuing marriage licenses one day after a federal appeals court removed the last obstacle to making same-sex matrimony legal again in California. [ Read more → ]
Barronelle Stutzman

Judge combines lawsuits against florist who refused flowers for gay wedding

Saturday, June 29, 2013
A judge in Washington state on Friday consolidated two lawsuits, one filed by the state attorney general and the other filed by a gay couple, in a dispute over a florist who declined to provide flowers for the couple's wedding because of her “relationship with Jesus Christ.” [ Read more → ]
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PHOTOS: Calif. Attorney General presides over wedding of Prop 8 plaintiffs

Friday, June 28, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Kris Perry and Sandy Steir, lead plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned California's same-sex marriage ban, tied the knot at San Francisco City Hall on Friday, about an hour after a federal appeals court freed same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses for the first time in 4 1/2 years. [ Read more → ]
Jeff Zarillo and Paul Katami have their marriage license and are headed to San Francisco City Hall.

BREAKING: Prop 8 plaintiffs prepare to marry moments after ban is lifted

Friday, June 28, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the state of California to immediately resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a 4 1/2-year freeze. [ Read more → ]
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OPM announces benefits for married federal employees with same-sex spouse

Friday, June 28, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the government agency manages the civil service of federal employees, said Friday that it will begin extending federal benefits to employees with a lawfully married same-sex spouse. [ Read more → ]
Courtesy: Catriona Dowling, via APFrom left: Mardoche, Cathy Davis, Cian, Angelina, and Catriona Dowling in Boulder, Colo. After being interviewed by a federal immigration officer earlier this year, Dowling was told her Irish spouse Cathy Davis would have been given a green card if she were a man.

Supreme Court ruling a boon for gay couples with foreign spouse

Friday, June 28, 2013
After being interviewed by a federal immigration officer earlier this year, Catriona Dowling was told her Irish spouse would have been given a green card — if she were a man. [ Read more → ]
Evan Agostini, Invision/APMembers of One Direction, from left, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson.

Westboro Baptist Church to picket ‘fag enabling’ boy band One Direction

Friday, June 28, 2013
The Westboro Baptist Church, home of the anti-gay extremists behind the “Gods Hate Fags” and “God hates..." everything else, say they will picket an upcoming concert of fag-enabling" boy band, One Direction. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas)

U.S. House lawmaker vows to introduce constitutional ban on gay marriage

Thursday, June 27, 2013
TOPEKA, Kansas -- U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas vowed Wednesday to introduce a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage across the nation, blasting the U.S. Supreme Court rulings in two same-sex marriage cases. [ Read more → ]
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U.S. Senate passes historic immigration reform bill

Thursday, June 27, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed passed historic legislation offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America's shadows, including 267,000 LGBT immigrants. [ Read more → ]
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