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  • When It Comes To Celebrating Marriage Equality, No Two Weddings Are The Same

    “I now pronounce you husband and wife” is no longer the only phrase that can legally issue couples into wedded life in Connecticut. The words can now be “husband and husband” or “wife and wife.”
  • Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

    In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to...

    Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration

    Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago — but also made it clear that the fight for equality...

    Hero of marriage ruling honors early gay rights protesters

    Regina Sullivan started crying as she squeezed her arms around the man behind the latest gay rights milestone: Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit led to the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land. Sullivan, 17, offered her embrace...

    In Bernie Sanders, an unlikely — but real — threat to Hillary Clinton

    In Bernie Sanders, an unlikely — but real — threat to Hillary Clinton
    At the first glimpse of the rumpled 73-year-old senator from Vermont, the standing-room-only crowd at a historic inn here on Sunday morning erupted — leaping up, waving signs and breaking into chants of "Bernie, Bernie, Bernie!" The scene has...