Social Security Paying Survivor Benefits to Married Gay, Lesbian Couples
December 16 2013 5:08 PM ET

Social Security Paying Survivor Benefits to Married Gay, Lesbian Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

The Social Security Administration has started paying widows' and widowers' claims to surviving partners in legally recognized same-sex marriages.

Ill. Gay Couples With Health Issues Will Be Able to Marry Early
December 16 2013 4:01 PM ET

Judge: Gay Couples Facing Terminal Illness Can Marry Early in Ill. 

Trudy Ring

Same-sex couples in which one partner has a life-threatening illness can marry immediately instead of waiting for the state's marriage equality law to take effect June 1, a judge has ruled.

WATCH: Musical Cast Pitches In For Proposal Flashmob
December 15 2013 2:58 PM ET

WATCH: Musical Cast Pitches In For Proposal Flashmob

Michelle Garcia

Patrick Stiles had a little help from his Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat cast mates when he proposed to his future husband.

Senate Republicans Introduce 'License to Discriminate' Bill
December 13 2013 2:51 PM ET

Senate Republicans Introduce 'License to Discriminate' Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The bill could allow religious individuals, as well as organizations, to discriminate against married same-sex couples if they claim it violates their faith-based beliefs.

Coast Guard Academy Sees First Same-Sex Engagement Announcement
December 12 2013 2:55 PM ET

Coast Guard Academy Sees First Same-Sex Engagement Announcement

Trudy Ring

It's tradition that engagements are announced to the entire student body, and this was the first one for a same-sex couple.

PHOTOS: 6 Couples Australia's High Court Says Aren't Married Anymore
December 11 2013 9:37 PM ET

Australia's High Court Says These Couples Aren't Married

Sunnivie Brydum

Australia's highest court has struck down a territorial law that let same-sex couples begin marrying last weekend.

WATCH: Right Wing Swoons Over Antigay Colo. Baker Ready to Go to Jail for Jesus
December 11 2013 7:45 PM ET

WATCH: Right Wing Swoons Over Antigay Baker

Sunnivie Brydum

Jack Phillips, a bakery owner in Lakewood, Colo., who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, has become a darling of right-wing pundits.

December 10 2013 11:41 AM ET

ACLU Launches My Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding Contest

Tim Gunn is featured in the animated video that urges same-sex couples can enter this contest to win the wedding of their dreams

Antigay Think Tank Could Use a Copy Editor
December 09 2013 3:35 PM ET

Antigay Think Tank Could Use a Copy Editor

Trudy Ring

A graphic posted by the Ruth Institute over the weekend was riddled with errors.

PHOTOS: Brazilian Couples Get Married En Masse
December 09 2013 1:37 PM ET

PHOTOS: Brazilian Couples Get Married En Masse

Advocate.com Editors

130 gay and lesbian couples flocked to a Rio de Janeiro courthouse to get married in a record-setting ceremony.

Gay Teacher Fired After Obtaining Marriage License
December 08 2013 3:31 PM ET

Gay Teacher Fired After Obtaining Marriage License

Sunnivie Brydum

A 12-year-teaching veteran was fired from a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania immediately after he applied for a marriage license with his same-sex partner in neighboring New Jersey Friday.

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