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Texas House approves bill protecting clergy from officiating same-sex unions

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
The Texas state House is has given preliminary approval to a GOP-backed bill allowing clergy members to refuse to perform marriages that violate their beliefs. [...]

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Gay Prime Minister of staunchly Catholic Luxembourg marries partner

Friday, May 15, 2015
Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, embraces his husband Gauthier Destenay after their marriage at the town hall in Luxembourg, on Friday, May 15, 2015.
The prime minister of Luxembourg has married his partner a year after the tiny, staunchly Roman Catholic nation's parliament approved a law allowing same-sex marriage. [...]

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WNBA stars Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson wed

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Glory Johnson (left) and Brittney Griner wed in Phoenix on May 8, 2015.
The wedding comes just two weeks after the couple made headlines after an argument led to a 911 call and arrests of both for assault and disorderly conduct. [...]

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Alabama bill would allow ministers to refuse to officiate same-sex marriages

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Alabama state capitol in Montgomery.
A Senate committed heard passionate testimony about the bill that the sponsor says came about after a brief period of legalized same-sex marriage in Alabama. [...]

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The business of planning same-sex weddings

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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For Bernadette Smith, the business of planning weddings isn’t just about helping the happy couple deal with the stressful process of selecting a venue or cake. [...]

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Oklahoma governor signs bill ‘protecting’ clergy who refuse to officiate same-sex unions

Friday, May 1, 2015
Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)
Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that allows ministers to refuse to perform same-sex marriages if such marriages conflict with their religious beliefs. [...]

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Poll: Majority of Republican voters would attend a same-sex wedding

Friday, May 1, 2015
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A majority of U.S. Republicans would attend the same-sex wedding of a loved one, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. [...]

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The GOP’s same-sex wedding conundrum

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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MSNBC's Chris Hayes and "Savage Love" columnist and LGBT rights activist Dan Savage discuss how Republican presidential hopefuls respond when asked if they'd attend a same-sex wedding for a loved one, and, as Savage notes, how anybody believes they would be invited to one at all. [...]

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Oklahoma lawmakers approve bill allowing clergy, others to refuse same-sex weddings

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Oklahoma state capitol in Oklahoma City.
Legislation that protects members of the clergy who refuse to perform a same-sex marriage ceremony has been approved by the Oklahoma House and Senate. [...]

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Which GOP 2016 hopeful would attend a same-sex wedding, which one wouldn’t, and who wouldn’t say

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked the “gotcha” question to two GOP 2016 hopefuls on Thursday: whether or not they would attend a same-sex wedding after Marco Rubio told... [...]

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