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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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New bill would allow Ohio clergy to refuse to officiate same-sex unions

Monday, April 13, 2015
Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
A new bill is being introduced at the Ohio Statehouse that would allow officiants to refuse to marry same sex couples in Ohio. [...]

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Wedding expos will be Indiana’s first for same-sex couples

Saturday, April 11, 2015
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Indiana's first same-sex wedding expo will be held Sunday at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville. The second will be held next month in downtown Indianapolis. [...]

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Reports: Barry Manilow marries longtime business manager Garry Kief

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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The 71-year-old singer, who has never publicly acknowledged being gay, exchanged vows in surprise ceremony at his Palm Springs home last year, according to reports. [...]

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$840K raised for Indiana pizzeria that objected to catering same-sex weddings

Saturday, April 4, 2015
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A crowdfunding campaign for an Indiana pizzeria that came under fire after its owners said their religious beliefs wouldn't allow them to cater a gay wedding has raised more than $840,000. [...]

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Judge fines Washington florist who refused services for same-sex couple’s wedding

Friday, March 27, 2015
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A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees. [...]

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Presbyterians approve same-sex marriage in church constitution

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Presbyterian Church (USA) boasts more than 1.8 million members and 10,000 congregations, like this one in Peoria, Ill.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has expanded its definition of marriage to include a "commitment between two people," recognizing gay marriage as Christian in the church constitution after decades of debate over same-sex relationships. [...]

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Okla. Senate approves bill allowing clergy to refuse to officiate gay weddings

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Oklahoma state capitol in Oklahoma City.
Critics say the bill was a waste of lawmakers time because religious institutions are already protected under federal law from having to solemnize same-sex unions. [...]

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