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Dr. Paul Melchert (left) and his husband James Zimmerman, with their twin boys.

Study: Marriage leads to improved health for same-sex couples and their children

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
A recent report from The New England Journal of Medicine finds that marriage equality has positive effects on public health by improving access to healthcare for same-sex couples and their children, and reducing the risks of anxiety, depression and other mental health problems when a couple’s relationship is not legally recognized. [ Read more → ]
Cortesy: Mikel Razo, Mexican Wedding Photography (AP)Jeremiah Pyant, left, and Jeff Robertson, seen here during their proposal ceremony in Cancun, Mexico on Dec. 1, 2013, are among five winning couples in a wedding contest held by the American Civil Liberties Union.

ACLU announces winners in national same-sex marriage wedding contest

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union's primary work is litigation, but this month it's moonlighting as a wedding planner as part of its role in the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. [ Read more → ]
AP/InvisionSara Gilbert and Linda Perry

Sara Gilbert of ‘The Talk,’ ‘Roseanne,’ marries rock musician Linda Perry

Monday, March 31, 2014
Sara Gilbert, co-host of CBS’ “The Talk,” married rock musician Linda Perry on Sunday, her colleagues announced Monday. [ Read more → ]
Matt Rourke, APCarl Bechdel, left, and his husband Dan Miller, at their home in Harrisburg, Pa. It took two months of near daily phone calls and emails to an insurer for Bechdel and Miller to get family coverage under the federal health law. The couple was initially told their application was not processed because Pennsylvania doesn't recognize their marriage.

Same-sex couples finding uneven access to health insurance

Thursday, March 27, 2014
For same-sex couples, access to family insurance plans under Affordable Care Act is not guaranteed this year, and their options run the gamut, mirroring in part the patchwork of state laws governing same-sex marriage that have changed rapidly in recent years. [ Read more → ]
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World Vision reverses decision to hire married, gay Christians

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
NEW YORK -- Facing a firestorm of protest, the prominent Christian relief agency World Vision on Wednesday reversed a two-day-old policy change that would have allowed it to hire Christians in same-sex marriages in the US. [ Read more → ]
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World Vision to hire married gay Christians in dramatic shift in policy

Monday, March 24, 2014
NEW YORK -- The prominent Christian relief agency World Vision said Monday it will hire Christians who are in same-sex marriages, a dramatic policy change on one of the most divisive social issues facing religious groups. [ Read more → ]
Derek Kitchen (left) and his partner Moudi Sbeity are lead plaintiffs in the challenge to Utah's ban on same-sex marriage.

Plaintiffs in Utah same-sex marriage case get engaged

Sunday, February 16, 2014
Derek Kitchen, the lead plaintiff in Kitchen v. Herbert, the federal court challenge to Utah's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, made a Valentine's Day proposal to his partner and co-plaintiff, Moudi Sbeity, at the Equality Ball in Salt Lake City on Friday evening. [ Read more → ]
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Lily Tomlin marries partner of 42 years on New Year’s Eve

Monday, January 6, 2014
Actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin married writer Jane Wagner, her partner of 42 years, on News Years Eve, reports Liz Smith. [ Read more → ]
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Calif. must count rejected petitions in challenge to transgender rights law

Friday, January 3, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- A judge in Sacramento ordered the secretary of state's office on Thursday to add about 5,000 signatures to the 614,326 submitted by supporters of a proposed voter referendum that seeks to overturn a new California law guaranteeing certain rights to transgender students in public schools. [ Read more → ]
Dustin Lance Black (left) and Tom Daley

Olympian Tom Daley’s mystery man: Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
LONDON — British Olympic diver Tom Daley, who revealed publicly for the first time on Monday that he is in a relationship with another man, is dating LGBT activist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, according to E! News, and confirmed by sources to LGBTQ Nation. [ Read more → ]
Tom Bridegroom and Shane Bitney Crone

For all these reasons and for every season… equality matters: ‘Bridegroom’

Saturday, October 26, 2013
The year was 2005. It was a modern twist to the age-old fairy tales: boy meets boy and they fall in love. But unlike the fairy tales of old, this story had a very tragic ending... [ Read more → ]
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Tenn. denying name changes to legally married, same-sex couples

Saturday, September 21, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is turning away same-sex couples married in other states who seek to have their names changed on driver's licenses and other state documents. [ Read more → ]
TwitterOrlando Cruz and his fiance Jose Manuel.

Orlando Cruz, first openly gay pro boxer, announces engagement

Thursday, August 15, 2013
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rican gay boxer Orlando Cruz has proposed marriage to his partner Jose Manuel after recently announcing he was gay. [ Read more → ]
Kristina Young, U.S. NavyIn this Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerrel Revel, left, proposes to his boyfriend Dylan Kirchner during the homecoming of the USS New Mexico at the submarine base in Groton, Conn., after the ship's inaugural six-month deployment.

Sailor proposes to his boyfriend at Navy homecoming celebration

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
GROTON, Conn. -- A Navy sailor returning from a six-month deployment emerged from his submarine, dropped to one knee and proposed to his boyfriend during the homecoming celebration in Connecticut for USS New Mexico. [ Read more → ]
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Pat Robertson says he vomits at the sight of gay couples

Monday, July 8, 2013
After warning that the land will “vomit” out gays, Pat Robertson said that he vomits at the sight of gay couples. [ Read more → ]
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A financial checklist for married, same-sex couples

Thursday, July 4, 2013
NEW YORK -- After celebrating the Supreme Court's historic rulings on gay marriage last week, it's time for same-sex married couples to sit down and go over their finances. [ Read more → ]
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Utah state senator proposes to longtime partner at marriage ruling celebration

Thursday, June 27, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — An openly gay Utah state senator didn't just give a speech at a party celebrating two Supreme Court victories for gay rights — he took to the stage to propose to his longtime partner. [ Read more → ]
In this Jan. 4, 2012 file photo, Bradford Wells (left) and Anthony John Makk pose together at their home in San Francisco. Wells and Makk, are a married gay couple that have lived most of their relationship in San Francisco. Makk is a citizen of Australia married to Wells, a U.S. citizen who suffers from AIDS-related illness. Makk is his primary caregiver. Latino and gay rights groups that have spent the last several years working to forge a mutually beneficial alliance face a crucial test in the months ahead as immigration reform returns to the top of Washington's agenda. Gay rights advocates are fighting to ensure that the comprehensive immigration legislation high-ranking U.S. senators and President Barack Obama have pledged to pursue includes legal residency options for foreigners in same-sex marriages.Photo: Michael Macor, San Francisco Chronicle, via AP

Gay community, Latino groups forge immigration alliance

Sunday, February 3, 2013
The gay rights movement is working to make sure bi-national, same-sex couples are included in immigration reform legislation making its way toward Congress, a tricky task for a constituency at the nexus of two hot-button social issues. So far, it has done so with strong backing from its liberal Latino partners. [ Read more → ]
Eugene Woodworth (left) and Eric MarcouxPhoto by Ross William Hamilton, The Oregonian

‘Northwest Love Stories’ — Oregon couple to celebrate 60 years together

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Eric Marcoux and Eugene Woodworth will celebrate 60 years together on June 13. [ Read more → ]
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Morgan Stanley Wealth Management launches LGBT initiative

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Morgan Stanley has announced the launch of an LGBT initiative to provide its financial advisors with wealth planning tools, business development and marketing resources designed specifically for LGBT prospects and clients. [ Read more → ]
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FRC president Tony Perkins ‘accepts’ invitation to dinner with LGBT family

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Tony Perkins, president of the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council, has accepted -- somewhat -- an invitation to dinner in the home of a married, same-sex couple and their family. [ Read more → ]
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Cynthia Nixon marries longtime girlfriend Christine Marinoni

Monday, May 28, 2012
Actress Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City") and longtime girlfriend Christine Marinoni married Sunday in New York City. Nixon, 46, and Marinoni, an education activist, 45, have been together since 2004, and had been engaged for three years. [ Read more → ]
Tom Bridegroom and Shane Bitney Crone

We Will Not Be Erased…

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
It’s been said that telling our stories is what will make the biggest difference in the end. It’s easy to see the statistics that have changed since more and more people have come out and more and more of our loved ones have changed their minds about support for our equality. [ Read more → ]
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Five gay, binational couples file suit challenging Defense of Marriage Act

Monday, April 2, 2012
NEW YORK -- Five lesbian and gay couples on Monday filed suit today in the Eastern District of New York, challenging Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents lesbian and gay American citizens from sponsoring their spouses for green cards. [ Read more → ]
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U.S. may allow same-sex couples to use single customs form

Monday, March 26, 2012
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Customs & Border Protection is set to publish a proposed rule on Tuesday that will ease the paperwork burden on same-sex couples returning to the United States after traveling abroad. [ Read more → ]
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