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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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Pat Robertson urges parents not to attend their gay child’s wedding

Thursday, March 5, 2015
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"I would tell your child, 'I love you but I cannot condone this. We will always love you but I don't condone this activity.'" [...]

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Why do bakeries have to sell wedding cakes for same-sex ceremonies?

Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Why do some bakeries have to sell gay wedding cakes, but they don't have to sell cakes with homophobic slurs? And what's REALLY at stake here? Unfurrow your confused brow with this Fireside Chat from Matt Baume. [...]

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Convicted murderers to marry in UK’s first same-sex prison wedding

Friday, February 20, 2015
Marc Goodwin (left) and Mikhail Gallatinov
Two convicted murderers, one serving life for battering a gay man to death and the other for strangling a male lover, are set to make history in being the UK’s first same-sex prison wedding. [...]

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Why Lance Bass’ big gay wedding matters

Thursday, February 5, 2015
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E!’s airing of the ‘N Sync-er’s marriage will be America’s first televised gay wedding. Is it gross to put your wedding on TV? Yes, obviously. But it’s also important. [...]

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Alabama judges weighing whether to officiate same-sex weddings

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Shanté Wolfe, left and Tori Sisson embrace near the Montgomery County Courthouse, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala., where they planned to stay overnight hoping to be married the following morning. Later that day, a federal judge stayed her order overturning Alabama's gay marriage ban for two weeks.
While Alabama law requires probate courts to issue marriage licenses, judges and other court officials have the option of whether to perform wedding ceremonies. [...]

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Iowa venue settles bias complaint filed by gay couple, will discontinue all weddings

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Görtz Haus owners Betty and Richard Odgaard
The owners of a gallery and bistro who refused to hold a same-sex wedding ceremony at their central Iowa business have stopped doing weddings altogether. [...]

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‘Snooki’ becomes ordained minister so she can officiate gay pals’ wedding

Sunday, January 25, 2015
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The motivation behind Snooki's new side career? She plans to officiate the June 19 wedding of her hairstylists, Bradley Moreland and Luis Miller. [...]

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