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  • Gay marriage in the US: six ways states differ on the issue

    The early February ruling by a federal appeals court in California—that Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage, is unconstitutional—reveals that gay marriage in the US is more than just a black and white issue. Officially, the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriage, but some individual states do. And plenty more have laws or constitutional amendments that offer limited rights to same-sex couples. Take a look at where states currently stand on gay marriage in the US.
    06/22/2011 02:55 pm

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  • Same-sex couples file suit challenging Virginia gay marriage ban

    Class-action lawsuit filed Thursday asks a federal judge to declare unconstitutional Virginia's ban on gay marriage. It is the latest such suit to be filed since the US Supreme Court struck down part of DOMA in late June.

  • Gay marriage passes Illinois Senate: Future murky in House

    Gay marriage passes the Illinois Senate with a 34-21 Valentine's Day vote. It faces a tougher sell in the Democrat-controlled House, despite support from Gov. Pat QuinnSar.

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal in gay couple's adoption case

    The Supreme Court action Tuesday means Louisiana does not have to amend the birth certificate of a local boy adopted by an unmarried gay couple living in New York, to record them as his parents.
    10/11/2011 01:00 pm

  • Why has New York's gay marriage bill been stalled for days?

    Republicans in the Senate say they are concerned about protections for religious groups that don't want to perform a gay marriage, but more-political calculations could also be playing a role.
    06/22/2011 08:40 pm

  • Gay marriage in the US: six ways states differ on the issue

    The early February ruling by a federal appeals court in California—that Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage, is unconstitutional—reveals that gay marriage in the US is more than just a black and white issue. Officially, the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriage, but some individual states do. And plenty more have laws or constitutional amendments that offer limited rights to same-sex couples. Take a look at where states currently stand on gay marriage in the US.
    06/22/2011 02:55 pm

  • Will California gay marriage ruling affect other states?

    If Judge Vaughn Walker's decision declaring the California gay marriage law unconstitutional is eventually upheld by the US Supreme Court, it could overturn gay marriage bans in 45 states.
    08/05/2010 09:19 pm

  • Elena Kagan: Would she turn Supreme Court into We the People?

    Elena Kagan, if confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, would shift the balance dramatically – with three women and a Jewish-Catholic bloc. So would the high court look like We the People?
    06/25/2010 12:18 pm

  • Will California gay-marriage trial go to Supreme Court?

    As a federal court considers the constitutionality of a voter-approved ban in California, some gay-marriage advocates say a Supreme Court decision could be the best path to legalization.
    01/26/2010 05:26 pm

  • After New Jersey defeat, gay marriage advocates turn to courts

    Gay-rights activists in New Jersey said they would file a lawsuit following the defeat of the gay-marriage bill in the state Senate Thursday. But the effort to legalize gay marriage through the courts carries its own risks.
    01/08/2010 07:36 pm

  • Obama signs bill expanding hate crimes to sexual orientation

    Gay-rights groups welcomed the move, which expands hate-crime law to include crimes based on gender and sexual orientation. But some legal scholars suggest it's an overreach of federal power.
    10/28/2009 01:00 am

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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