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Gay Marriage: Looks like Virginia is next

Gay Marriage: Is Virginia next?

A federal judge ruled this week that Virginia’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.  U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk, Virginia, said in her ruling denied gay couples a fundamental freedom to marry.  That doesn’t, however, mean that same sex marriages will begin immediately in that state.

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No gay marriage in Oklahoma despite court ruling that ban is unconstitutional

Oklahoma gay marriage ban unconstitutional A Federal Judge in Tulsa ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, but that doesn’t mean that same-sex unions will begin immediately.  That’s because those who oppose marriage equality will get the chance to appeal Tuesday’s decision. Get more…

The Advocate names Pope Francis Person of the Year

The Advocate names Pope Francis person of the year

The Advocate has named Pope Francis their “Person of the Year” for 2013 noting the pontiff’s push for the Catholic Church to be more accepting of the LGBT community.

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Hawaii judge upholds same-sex marriage law

Judge rules gay marriage is legal in Hawaii
Despite a 1998 constitutional ban on gay marriage, a judge in Hawaii says the state’s new marriage equality law is legal.

According to the Associated Press:

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Illinois gay marriage to begin in June

Lawmakers legalize gay marriage in Illinois

In the midst of all of the elections taking place on Tuesday, lawmakers in Illinois passed legislation to legalize gay marriage.  The governor plans to sign the bill which will allow same sex couples to win mid-next year.

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