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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

U.S. Ninth District Court of Appeals

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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Facebook Defends Decision To Donate $10K To Anti-Gay Utah Politician’s Campaign

Facebook donated $10,000 to the re-election campaign of a Utah politician who’s fighting to keep gay marriage out of his state.

08/15/2014

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom officiates the wedding of Angie Salacup and Yvonne Luna, June 27, 2014. (CBS)

Lt. Gov. Newsom Officiates Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony In Sausalito To Kick Off Pride Weekend

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom was the presiding official at the wedding of a same-sex couple in Sausalito Friday, part of a celebration by CBS SF sister station Alice@97.3 of morning anchors Sarah & Vinnie’s 1000th Secret Show.

06/27/2014

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Judge Strikes Down Indiana Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that the state’s ban violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal-protection clause because it treats same-sex couples differently than couples of opposing genders.

06/25/2014

Thousands Join Petition Asking SF Archbishop Not To Attend Traditional Marriage Rally

Thousands Join Petition Asking SF Archbishop Not To Attend Traditional Marriage Rally

Bay Area church and community leaders were delivering thousands petition signatures to San Francisco’s Catholic archbishop Tuesday, demanding that he skip an event celebrating traditional marriage.

06/17/2014

Rev. Salvatore Cordileone

SF Archbishop Responds To Letter Urging Him To Cancel Appearance At Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone responded Monday to an open letter signed by Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other state, city and faith and community leaders asking him to cancel his appearance at an upcoming rally against same-sex marriage.

06/16/2014

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lieutenant Governor Newsom Demands Apology From Gov. Perry Over Homosexuality, Alcoholism Comparison

San Francisco’s former mayor, who was thrust on the national stage when he legalized same-sex marriage in the city in 2004, is now demanding an apology from Texas Governor Rick Perry after he likened homosexuality to alcoholism in an appearance at the Commonwealth Club Wednesday.

06/12/2014

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