California: State officials Seek resumption of freedom to marry

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown filed motions on Friday calling for resumption of weddings for same-sex couples in California.

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“Celebrate Our Families Day” in Tampa & Orlando

Sunday was a stormy day across Florida, blinding rain and slippery roads - a perfect day to stay home. But we didn't. Nor did the nearly 200 folks who came out to the "Celebrate Our Families" events in Tampa and Orlando.

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Buenos Aires couple becomes first to marry under new freedom to marry law

After the approval of a freedom to marry law, Buenos Aires City residents Alejandro Vanelli and Ernesto Larrese got married at a Palermo registry office, officially becoming the first same-sex couple to marry in the City.

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Episcopal committee develops ceremony for same-sex couples

Armed with a new $400,000 grant and the support of the Episcopal Church, a Berkeley seminary is convening priests from across the country to craft the liturgical rite for same-sex couples to receive religious blessings.

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A uniquely Indian perspective on marriage equality

Sandip Roy tells of watching two friends, both Indian, get married in a beautiful garden in Santa Cruz.

"One is Christian, the other Hindu, so they had two ceremonies. There was a three-tiered wedding cake and a sacred fire. But the really amazing part of the ceremony was that one of their fathers had flown in from India to bless them. It was amazing because my friends are both men."

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When the bride takes a bride, businesses respond

Kevin Sack profiles a lesbian couple who started Equally Wed, a publication that provides lesbian and gay couples with inclusive resources to plan their weddings.

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Voice for Equality: Gayle King

Gayle King is editor-at-large for "O, The Oprah Magazine" and is the best friend of Oprah Winfrey. She has previously worked as a television news anchor and talk show host. King was also instrumental in the planning and creation of the Legends Weekend. In September 2006, King began to host "The Gayle King Show" on XM Satellite Radio.

On her radio show on Friday, July 9, 2010, King expressed her support for marriage equality and the previous day's marriage ruling in Massachusetts.

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NBC changes rules to allow same-sex couples to apply for ‘Today’ ceremonies

After a meeting with gay and lesbian activists on Thursday, NBC's "Today" show said it is changing the rules for its annual wedding contest to allow same-sex couples to apply for a ceremony conducted on morning TV.

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Mexico City sees 271 weddings of same-sex couples in 4 months

Mexico City has seen 271 gay and lesbian couples get married since the capital enacted the first law in Latin America explicitly honoring marriages of same-sex couples.

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Voice for Equality: Rabbi Peter Knobel

Rabbi Peter S. Knobel has been the spiritual leader at Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, Illinois since 1980, encouraging stimulating interaction between clergy and congregants with the goal of infusing deeper Jewish meaning into the lives of individual members and the community as a whole. In addition to his congregational responsibilities, Rabbi Knobel serves in leadership roles in the Reform movement on a national level as well as being actively involved in the Chicago-area community.

In July of 2010, Lisa Black profiled Rabbi Peter Knobel who described himself as a "former homophobe" who now works as an LGBT advocate and has officiated at two weddings for lesbian couples.

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