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  • new storyLa. court clerks get OK to issue same-sex marriage licenses story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 12:11 am

    NEW ORLEANS - Two New Orleans men celebrated what apparently was the first same-sex wedding in Louisiana as the last holdout state began issuing licenses to same-sex couples after the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans.

  • Some counties give gay marriage licenses, others refuse 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 10:35 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Nearly one-third of Alabama counties on Monday were not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, or had shut down marriage license operations altogether, despite Friday's landmark U.S Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry.

  • Clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses in Mississippi story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 7:41 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - In the basement of the Hinds County Courthouse, in a corner underneath peeling paint and next to a United Way poster, Michael Dorado and Aaron Polk were getting married Monday.

  • Texas issuing gay marriage licenses, despite AG's opinion story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 7:30 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Many county clerks across Texas have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite instructions from the state attorney general that they could refuse to do so if it violates their religious beliefs. And most of the ones holding out say they are doing so for logistic - not religious - reasons.

  • Same-sex couples in SD can now change driver's license names 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 2:59 pm

    PIERRE, South Dakota - Same-sex couples in South Dakota can now use a marriage certificate and a number of other documents to change a name on a South Dakota-issued driver's license.

  • High Colombian official urges courts to OK same-sex marriage story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 9:59 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - A top Cabinet minister on Sunday urged Colombia's courts to legalize same-sex marriage and support the right of such couples to adopt.

  • Texas AG: State workers can deny licenses to gay couples story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 8:56 pm

    LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.

  • Cuomo officiates gay couple's wedding, his first story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 1:59 pm

    NEW YORK - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday made use of some newly granted powers to officiate at his first wedding, that of a same-sex couple who wed outside a Greenwich Village bar where police harassment of patrons sparked three days of riots in 1969.

  • Georgia officials expect to marry gay couples from Florida 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 5:13 am

    BRUNSWICK, Georgia - Probate judges in southeast Georgia could end up conducting some of the first marriages of gay couples from Florida.

  • Some gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed story has photos
    Updated: Jun-27-15 1:54 pm

    CINCINNATI - With the mayor of Dayton declaring "you are now husband and husband," the wait for Ohio to allow same-sex marriage ended for a gay couple in the city just as it is ending for couples across the last states with bans on such unions - even if the opposition isn't over.

  • Minnesota same-sex marriage pioneer hails high court ruling 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 12:50 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis man who fought for his own same-sex marriage more than 40 years ago is celebrating the landmark Supreme Court ruling that said gay couples can marry anywhere in the country.

  • High court finds gay couples have fundamental right to marry story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-27-15 3:09 am

    WASHINGTON - Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.

  • For Obama and Clinton, twisty paths to 'yes' on gay marriage story has photos
    Updated: Jun-27-15 3:05 am

    WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court's watershed same-sex marriage ruling, he held it up as evidence that a "shift in hearts and minds is possible."

  • Q&A: Where Texas stands after same-sex marriage legalized 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 3:04 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - How same-sex marriage is reverberating across Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to wed:

  • Celebrations begin in NYC after US same-sex marriage ruling story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-27-15 1:49 am

    NEW YORK - From pop-up parties to weddings, New Yorkers celebrated the Supreme Court's ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

  • San Francisco celebrates same-sex marriage decision story has photos
    Updated: Jun-27-15 1:46 am

    SAN FRANCISCO - The celebration began early and built throughout the day in San Francisco, a city at the vanguard of the gay rights fight.

  • Obama lauds high court decision on gay marriage story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-26-15 9:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, who himself has acknowledged an evolution over gay rights, said Friday that the Supreme Court's ruling giving same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide represents a day when justice "arrives like a thunderbolt."

  • Same-sex couple marries in Nashville after ban overturned story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:30 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Nikki von Haeger and Lauren Mesnard became the first same-sex couple to marry in Nashville after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the state's gay marriage ban Friday.

  • The Latest: Gay couples issued licenses, supporters rally 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:22 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The latest on Kentucky reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states (all times local):

  • Roadblocks to gay marriage remain in Louisiana 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:20 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A historic Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex marriage as a nationwide right failed to immediately topple roadblocks to legal gay unions in Louisiana, where a constitutional ban was approved by voters in 2004 and upheld by a federal judge last year.

  • Gay couples wed on historic day as conservatives resist story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:19 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Benjamin Moore and Tadd Roberts wore matching tuxedos to the county clerk's office in Louisville to get married Friday, and the mayor greeted them with a bottle of champagne.

  • Marriage licenses issued in Kentucky to same-sex couples story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:12 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Timothy Love was at the head of the line Friday with his same-sex partner of 35 years to obtain the marriage license he fought for in the courts.

  • Historic gay marriage ruling stirs emotion across US story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:11 pm

    Some snapshots of Americans reacting to Friday's Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states.

  • At site of an early rally, cheers for gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 7:56 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - At the birthplace of America and the site of one of the nation's first gay rights rallies a half-century ago, rainbow-flag waving Philadelphians rejoiced Friday over the Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage coast to coast.

  • US Supreme Court gay marriage ruling impacts Kansas case 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 7:45 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling declaring that gay couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country is expected to bring a quick resolution to a similar case over a Kansas ban that is still before a lower federal court.