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Logo network to air annual ‘Trailblazers’ broadcast to salute gay rights pioneers

| Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Craig Ruttle, APEdith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision granting gay couples federal marriage benefits, smiles as she cools herself with a fan showing her image during the gay pride march in New York Sunday, June 30, 2013.
NEW YORK -- The Logo network next month will launch what it hopes will become an annual televised event saluting pioneers in the gay rights movement, with the woman who challenged the federal Defense of Marriage act as the first honoree.

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Johns Hopkins Univ. to honor DOMA plaintiff, attorney with honorary degrees

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Plaintiff Edith Windsor (right) and her attorney Roberta Kaplan leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, after the court heard arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act.
BALTIMORE -- Two women involved in a case challenging the federal government's recognition of same-sex marriages that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month.

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Book ignites media slugfest over history of marriage equality movement

| Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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To say there’s been a flurry of discussion around the release of a new book Tuesday on the legal case that challenged California’s Proposition 8 would be an understatement. The book, “Forcing the Spring,” by The New York Times writer Jo Becker, has been thoroughly pilloried by many plugged-in LGBT activists and journalists this week, both publicly and privately.

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Appeals court rejects request by DOMA attorney to join Utah marriage hearing

| Monday, February 3, 2014
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SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal appeals court says it will not allow an attorney representing three same-sex Utah couples to take part in an upcoming hearing on the state's gay marriage ban.

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