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

    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.”
  • Same-sex marriage bans in Mississippi, Arkansas overturned

    Arkansas and Mississippi on Tuesday became the latest states to have same-sex marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals. Like several other states,...

    Gay marriage bans struck down in Arkansas, Mississippi

    Gay marriage bans struck down in Arkansas, Mississippi
    U.S. district judges on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional same-sex marriage bans in Arkansas and Mississippi, separately overturning measures that voters approved a decade ago in both socially conservative Southern states. Judges Kristine Baker...

    Allow gay marriage in Texas now, judge urged

    AUSTIN, Texas Same-sex weddings should begin immediately in Texas, a San Antonio federal judge was told Monday. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled nine months ago that the Texas marriage ban violated the U.S. Constitution's promise of equal...

    Personal Finance Q&A: Is partner eligible for Social Security benefits?

    Dear Liz: My partner of 30 years recently died. Am I eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? I don't want anything I don't deserve, but if I'm entitled to something, every penny would be appreciated. I am 54 and make minimum wage. Answer: Your...