Two couples will be guests at the State of the Union, including one couple fighting to stay together in the U.S.
The Defense of Marriage Act still prevents some benefits from being extended to same-sex military families and couples.
Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan died Sunday, after a long battle with cancer.
A senior Russian politician has threatened to shut down LGBT websites, claiming they "promote homosexuality."
The possibility of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality leads Indiana legislators to postpone a vote on a state constitutional amendment until next year.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell draws a line from Oscar Wilde's trial and this week's progress toward marriage equality in the U.K.
Senate Bill 11, an act to establish civil unions, is scheduled for a full vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate on Monday, at which point it will move to the House, also controlled by Democrats. Civil unions could become law as early as May 1.