David and Sam get married

Keith Berner reports on a wedding that recently took place in Washington D.C. - "the utter joy of the event was transcendent" - although the happy couple still faces heavy challenges due to the federal government not recognizing their marriage.

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Bridal Bliss: Love at First Sight

Bobbi Misick profiles the wedding of Aisha Mills and Danielle Moodie of Washington, D.C. (the first lesbian wedding ever featured by Essence Magazine), who were recently married in Long Island, N.Y.

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Anti-marriage equality group asks U.S. Supreme Court to take D.C. marriage case

A group headed by Bishop Harry L. Jackson which had opposed the freedom to marry in the city says it filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the justices to take their case.

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Freedom to marry law an economic boon for CT

On Oct. 10, 2008, the Connecticut Supreme Court legalized marriage for same-sex couples, and since then an estimated 2,500 gay and lesbian couples have traveled here to be joined, generating what one economist calculates has been a $40 million stimulus for restaurants, hotels, wedding photographers and caterers.

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Will Obama appeal DOMA court rulings?

President Obama’s commitment to repealing the Defense of Marriage Act is likely to come under enhanced scrutiny next week when the U.S. Justice Department announces its decision on whether or not it will appeal federal court rulings against the statute.

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Marriage is being saved by gays—in the District

Jonathan Capehart discusses the dramatic rise in weddings taking place in Washington D.C. since the enactment of the freedom to marry there.

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Will you marry us, Virginia?

Melissa Castro writes about proposing to her partner and discusses Virginia, which does not have a marriage law that is inclusive of lesbian and gay couples.

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Immigration overhaul could leave gay couples out

Though five states and D.C. issue marriage licenses to gay couples, a large number of the 24,000 so-called binational couples in long-term relationships live in states that do not allow or recognize gay marriage, and federal immigration laws do not allow sponsorship of foreign-born spouses for same-sex couples as they do for heterosexual U.S. citizens.

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Kerry Eleveld: ‘If you don’t support marriage equality, you don’t support equality.’

Kelly Eleveld discusses The Washington Post's endorsement of an anti-gay candidate: "When The Washington Post endorsed Delano Hunter for D.C. City Council it endorsed homophobia by justifying his stance against marriage equality.

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Leslie Gabel-Brett: Obama Stand Does Gay Americans No Favors

Lambda Legal's Leslie J. Gabel-Brett criticizes President Obama for what some see as a lack of progress on LGBT-related issues.

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