Weddings for same-sex couples boom under Argentina’s new liberal laws

As same-sex couples celebrate marriage rights unique in Latin America, wedding planners are helping them to spend thousands on their big day.

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Pause for celebration

Without repeal of the Defense of Marriage act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman under federal law, or the passage of the Domestic Partners and Obligations Act, which extends benefits to partners of gay federal employees, the spouses of gay and lesbian troops are ineligible for military benefits.

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A rude shock at Christmas

A NJ civil union provided no protection for Peruvian man abruptly deported.

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Video: Obama hails victories of lame duck; has ‘evolving feelings’ on Marriage Equality

Just hours after he repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military, President Obama acknowledged the discrepancy in his position on supporting gays in the military, while opposing marriages of same-sex couples, and conceded his "feelings are constantly evolving."

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Obama: “Prepared to implement” DADT, “attitudes evolving” on marriage equality

In and exclusive oval office interview with "The Advocate," President Obama says the Pentagon is "prepared to implement" repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and it will take months not years.

He also says he's “wrestling” with the issue of marriage equality.

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Judge hears federal worker’s spousal benefits case

Lawyer Karen Golinski has spent the past 19 years working for a federal appeals court based in San Francisco.

So finding herself seated in court Friday as the plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking health insurance coverage for her same-sex partner was disturbing and strange, she said.

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N.Y. Marriage: Hey, you never know

There is work to be done in 2011, but marriage equality advocates are betting on improved odds with a Republican senate majority in New York State.

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Couple hopes civil union bill becomes Colorado law

It's the one gift Leslie Herod and Katina Banks of Denver won't find under their Christmas tree, but it could come by way of the state legislature. State Senator Pat Steadman, D-Denver, plans to introduce a bill early next year to recognize civil unions in Colorado.

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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. District Court to hear oral arguments Friday in challenge to DOMA

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California will hear oral arguments on Friday, Dec. 17, in a case that could result in the next major court decision regarding the federal so-called "Defense of Marriage Act," or DOMA.

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Brazil extends pension benefits to surviving partners in same-sex couples

The Brazilian government announced Friday that committed same-sex couples will now be eligible for the social security pension benefits currently offered to heterosexual married couples.

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