One very gay time

Deb Price writes about the changes in her personal relationship and America in general since the beginning of her ground-breaking nationally syndicated column in a mainstream newspaper about life from a gay perspective.

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Gay couple get a boost in winning bid to reunite

Married couple Tim Coco and Genesio Oliveira were reunited on Wednesday after federal immigration officials granted Oliveira permission to stay in the U.S. for one year on humanitarian grounds.

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“Glee” star Jane Lynch is a married woman

Jane Lynch and Lara Embry who were married over the weekend in Massachusetts – one of five states in the US (plus the District of Columbia) where the freedom to marry is legal.

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Massachusetts likens DOMA to Colorado initiative that Supreme Court struck down

For the second time in three weeks, a federal judge in Boston heard arguments in a lawsuit that asks the court to strike down a significant part of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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Massachusetts attorney general’s office seeks reversal of US marriage act

A lawyer for the Massachusetts attorney general’s office urged a judge yesterday to strike down the 1996 federal law that defines marriage as a union exclusively between a man and woman, marking the second time this month the judge has heard arguments over whether the statute is constitutional.

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Shifting views on the freedom to marry

The Baltimore Sun editorial board writes about a recent Washington Post poll finding that the plurality of Maryland residents support marriage equality: "Maryland's current leaders would surely rather duck the question, but they should understand that on this issue the people are slowly but surely leaving them behind."

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Mass. Catholic school won’t admit lesbians’ son

A Roman Catholic school in Massachusetts has withdrawn its acceptance of an 8-year-old boy with lesbian parents, saying their relationship was “in discord” with church teachings, according to one of the boys’ mothers.

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For same-sex couples, a patchwork of marriage laws

Many lesbian and gay couples struggle with the classification and recognition of their relationships due to varying marriage equality laws and freedom to marry bans throughout the United States.

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Federal court hears DOMA challenge

A federal judge in Boston heard arguments on Thursday in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, the lawsuit brought by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders against the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Lisa Keen writes about the details of the case.

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Freedom to Marry Press Release: Hearings begin in historic trial to erode DOMA

Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry: "GLAD's historic challenge to DOMA marks an important step on the road to ending federal marriage discrimination and securing the freedom to marry nationwide."

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