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Pope Francis (R) leads a mass honouring the canonisation of two Canadian saints, having previously celebrated a mass for Saint Jose, in St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on October 12, 2014. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Meeting Of Catholic Bishops Signals Growing Acceptance For LGBT Members

The meeting – known as a synod – was called by Pope Francis to discuss hot-button issues such as same-sex unions, divorce and birth control. No formal decisions were reached Monday, but CBS News reports that the tone of initial reports coming out of the two-day meeting indicate a major shift from condemnation to acceptance, including a call to recognize the positive aspects of civil unions and the potential benefits from establishing commitments from the gay community to the church.

10/13/2014

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Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Now Available In Alaska

Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples Monday after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage — one of the first two states to prohibit same-sex weddings.

10/13/2014

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1st Same-Sex Marriage License Issued In Kansas

A court office in Kansas’ most populous county has issued a marriage license to a gay couple, believed to be the first such license in the state.

10/10/2014

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Is Marriage Dying? 50% Okay If Marriage And Children Are Not Priorities

A landmark study from the Pew Research found the percentage of unmarried people is at its highest point in American history, and 50 percent of those surveyed felt society is just as well off it people “have priorities other than marriage and children.”

09/25/2014

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Couple Weds Next To King Wildfire In El Dorado County

California’s largest fire burning in El Dorado County couldn’t stop a couple from tying the knot.

09/22/2014

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Gay Marriage Could Become Legal In Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii As 9th Circuit Court Hears Appeals

A federal court hearing over gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii began Monday with a lawyer defending the state of Idaho’s ban facing tough questions from a judge on the panel.

09/08/2014

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Martina Navratilova Proposes To Girlfriend On Big Screen At U.S. Open

The tennis great proposed to her girlfriend on the big screen of Arthur Ashe Stadium…

09/08/2014

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Neil Patrick Harris Gets Married In Italy

“Yup, we put the ‘n’ and ‘d’ in ‘husband,'” Harris tweeted

09/08/2014

Supporters of gay marriage gather in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Same-sex marriage takes center stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing oral arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation. (AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad)

Utah Couples Pushing For Supreme Court Ruling On Constitutionality Of Gay Marriage Ban

It is vital that justices weigh in about whether state same-sex marriage bans violate the Constitution to settle the matter for a nation that needs an answer, said Kate Kendell, executive director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The group is representing the couples alongside private attorneys in Utah.

08/08/2014

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Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo Pose For Post-Wedding Instagram

The Maroon 5 frontman shared a new snapshot of him and his model wife on Instagram…

08/05/2014

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