Nov 26, 2013 — Gay marriage won't be legal in the state until June, but two Chicago women have been granted permission to marry immediately because one of them has terminal cancer.
Nov 13, 2013 — Hawaii and Illinois are set to join 14 other states in legalizing same-sex marriage, representing the culmination of a landmark year for the gay-rights movement. Activists hope to build on their recent momentum and make inroads over the next four years in the 33 states where same-sex couples are not allowed to marry .
Nov 12, 2013 — The bill cleared the state Senate on a 19-4 vote, with the chamber's lone Republican joining three Democrats to oppose the measure.
Oct 21, 2013 — A court ruling Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin at 12:01 a.m. ET Monday. In towns and cities across the state, officials presided over middle-of-the-night ceremonies. Republican Gov. Chris Christie initially said he would appeal the decision, but now has decided otherwise.
Sep 26, 2013 — Some in Congress are raising the possibility of a short-term budget deal to put off a government shutdown by a week... Republicans seem to be shifting the Obamacare fight to the debt-ceiling debate... Sen. Ted Cruz isn't exactly beloved by his fellow Senate Republicans.
Sep 26, 2013 — The former president and former first lady Barbara Bush attended the wedding of two women, and he signed the marriage license. The happy couple say they're grateful that Bush acknowledged their marriage as "being real and normal."
Sep 4, 2013 — The two states say their own laws defining marriage as between a man and a woman conflict with a Department of Defense directive that went into effect on Tuesday.
Jul 18, 2013 — Following the Supreme Court decision that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, House Republicans have decided not to be part of a court challenge to a law that bars same-sex couples from getting veterans benefits.
Jun 30, 2013 — Proponents of California's Proposition 8 had asked that marriages be suspended while they decide whether to ask the court to reconsider its ruling about that initiative. Meanwhile, gay pride celebrations were happening in cities across the U.S.
Jun 29, 2013 — There was a long line of couples Saturday at city hall and many more are expected on Sunday. It's the first weekend since the Supreme Court's ruling on Proposition 8.