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July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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Jul 18, 2014 — County clerks are making news by defying the state's gay-marriage ban, but Clela Rorex got there first. Decades ago, she issued a groundbreaking license to the first openly gay people she'd ever met.
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Jul 12, 2014 — The state says it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a federal appeals court order that it provide spousal benefits.
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May 20, 2014 — The ruling comes a day after another federal judge ruled Oregon's ban on gay marriage violated the constitution. Pennsylvania passed the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in 1996.
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May 19, 2014 — In Oregon, a federal judge overturned a state ban on the practice. In Utah, a judge said the state must recognize hundreds of gay marriages that have already taken place.
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May 16, 2014 — In an on again, off again, legal tussle, the high court granted a request from the state's attorney general to put the issuing of licenses on hold.
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May 15, 2014 — In Little Rock, a judge struck down a prohibition on county clerks' issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. In Boise, a judge temporarily blocked a ruling allowing such marriages.
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May 9, 2014 — The move clears the way for gay couples to wed in the state. Democratic Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office is expected to appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.
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Apr 28, 2014 — Using a novel legal approach, the church argues that the state is violating the principle of "free exercise of religion" by denying it the right to marry people of the same sex.
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Mar 21, 2014 — The state follows Texas and several others who have seen their same-sex marriage prohibitions overturned in court. Michigan's attorney general has said he will appeal the decision.
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Feb 28, 2014 — The LGBT community says Greece is a macho country where being gay means being anti-Greek. Greece currently holds the EU presidency, and activists are using that to spotlight their struggle.
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