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same-sex marriage

Jul 18, 2014 — The ruling of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver mirrors the same court's decision regarding a gay-marriage ban in Utah. It has been stayed, pending likely appeal.
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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 17, 2014 — The case applies only in Monroe County, which includes Key West, and will almost certainly be appealed. But a similar case is pending in Miami.
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Jun 27, 2014 — The appeals court decision puts a halt to gay marriages in the state pending an appeal of the lower court ruling.
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Jun 25, 2014 — In Indiana, a judge said that same-sex couples are "in all respects like the family down the street. The Constitution demands that we treat them as such."
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Jun 24, 2014 — Frank Schaefer, a minister with the United Methodist Church, has won an appeal and had his pastoral credentials restored.
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Jun 20, 2014 — The newly expanded benefits will allow people in a same-sex marriage to take time off from work to care for their spouses, no matter which state they live in.
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Jun 19, 2014 — The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has voted to change its definition of marriage to "two people" and allow its pastors to officiate at same-sex weddings in states where such marriages are legal.
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Jun 6, 2014 — N. Dakota had been the only state with an unchallenged ban. In Wisconsin, a federal judge ruled that state's ban is unconstitutional.
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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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