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Charlie Crist Asks FL Gov. to Stop Defending Gay Marriage Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Aug 31, 2014
Florida's Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist has done a complete 180, now supports gay marriage, and has written an open letter to current Florida Governor Rick Scott asking him to stop defending the state's gay marriage ban in court.

Abercrombie Blames Primary Loss on Gay Marriage

By Vijay Joshi and Cathy Bussewitz | Saturday Aug 30, 2014
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.

Southwestern Christian University Expels Student Who Married Her Partner

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 14, 2014
An Oklahoma religious university expelled a lesbian student on July 9 who married her partner, saying that doing so violated the "lifestyle covenant" she signed upon admission.

UN To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 4, 2014
On July 3, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced that UN employees who had legally married would see those unions recognized, even if they weren’t recognized in their home countries.

Arkansas High Court Suspends Gay Marriage Ruling

By Andrew DeMillo | Saturday May 17, 2014
Arkansas’ whirlwind week of granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples ended Friday when the state Supreme Court ordered a temporary stop.

Massachusetts Celebrates 10 Years of Same-Sex Marriage

By Steve LeBlanc | Saturday May 17, 2014
Newlyweds and couples celebrated Friday along with the lead lawyer in the landmark case behind the first same-sex marriages in Massachusetts and the nation 10 years ago.

Gay Marriage Backers Urge Ohio AG to Drop Appeal

Thursday May 15, 2014
Supporters of gay marriage in Ohio plan to deliver petitions to the state’s attorney general urging him to stop his appeal of a federal judge’s order on same-sex marriage.

NH Clarifies Recognition of Gay Marriages Performed Out of State

Thursday May 1, 2014
The New Hampshire state House has sent the governor a bill that clarifies the law to recognize same-sex marriages that took place in other states prior to New Hampshire enacting its own marriage equality law.

Mich. Gay Marriage Appeal Will Follow Usual Track

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014
A federal appeals court won’t give special treatment to Michigan’s dispute over gay marriage.

Lawsuit an Unusual Challenge to Gay Marriage Ban

By Mitch Weiss | Tuesday Apr 29, 2014
A coalition of clergy members is challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage with an unusual approach in a federal lawsuit: They say it violates their religious freedom.