Cautious Optimism Following Utah Marriage Hearing
April 10 2014 3:43 PM ET

Cautious Optimism Following Utah Marriage Hearing

Sunnivie Brydum

After a three-judge panel heard arguments in the federal case challenging Utah's ban on marriage equality this morning, court observers expect the ruling to come down in favor of the freedom to marry.

Utah Backs Away from Defense Using Discredited Regnerus Study
April 10 2014 2:00 PM ET

Utah Backs Away from Discredited Antigay Parenting Study

Sunnivie Brydum

The lawyer representing Utah's governor now says the discredited, antigay parenting study from Mark Regnerus has 'very little relevance' to the state's defense of its constitutional ban on marriage equality.

Court: Terminally Ill Woman's Marriage Must Be Recognized
April 10 2014 1:10 PM ET

Court: Terminally Ill Woman's Marriage Must Be Recognized

Michelle Garcia

A federal judge said the state of Indiana must recognize the same-sex marriage of a woman who has been battling stage four ovarian cancer for five years.

Italy: Town Must Recognize Gay Marriage Performed in U.S.
April 10 2014 12:13 PM ET

Italy: Town Must Recognize Gay Marriage Performed in U.S.

Lucas Grindley

A court ruling in the city of Grosseto could have big implications for LGBT people in Italy.

WATCH: Denver Rallies for Marriage Ahead of Utah Arguments
April 10 2014 10:47 AM ET

WATCH: Denver Rallies Ahead of Utah Arguments

Sunnivie Brydum

Outside the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, hundreds of LGBT people and allies gathered to voice their support for the freedom to marry before the court hears opening arguments in the Utah marriage case.

Former Senator Makes the Republican Case for Marriage
April 08 2014 2:19 PM ET

Former Senator Makes the Republican Case for Marriage

Michelle Garcia

Former U.S. senator Alan Simpson says everyone deserves the freedom to marry.

WATCH: Adorable Brit Proposes to Boyfriend During Surprise Birthday Party
April 08 2014 12:13 PM ET

WATCH: Adorable Brit Proposes to Boyfriend During Surprise Birthday Party

Jase Peeples

When Jason Rodgers's boyfriend threw him a surprise birthday party he had no idea Rodgers was planning a surprise of his own.

WATCH: LBJ's Daughters Back Marriage Equality, Think He Would Have
April 07 2014 6:11 PM ET

WATCH: LBJ's Daughters Back Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The late president, a strong supporter of civil rights for African-Americans, was sympathetic to marginalized groups in general, say his daughters.

Supreme Court Won't Hear Photog's 'Freedom to Discriminate' Case
April 07 2014 2:42 PM ET

Supremes Won't Hear Antigay Photographer's Case

Trudy Ring

The court declined to consider the case of a photography business that claimed its refusal to serve a same-sex wedding was not discrimination but a legal exercise of religious freedom.

Marriage Equality Ads to Air in Utah
April 07 2014 11:54 AM ET

Marriage Equality Ads to Air in Utah

Jase Peeples

Utah United for Marriage will begin airing TV ads this week supporting same-sex marriage in the state, including one featuring a large Mormon family.

BREAKING: Judge to Strike Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban
April 04 2014 1:23 PM ET

Judge to Strike Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Federal judge Timothy Black says he'll strike down Ohio's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriages but won't mandate that Ohio begin performing such unions.

Ore. Gov. Candidate: Same-Sex Marriage a Sin, Like 'Murder'
April 04 2014 12:57 PM ET

Ore. Gov. Candidate: Same-Sex Marriage a Sin, Like 'Murder'

Trudy Ring

That's one of several ultraconservative stances held by fringe candidate Lorraine Mae Rafferty.

The ACLU Is Helping These 5 Couples Plan (Il)legal Weddings
April 04 2014 5:00 AM ET

The ACLU Is Helping These 5 Couples Plan (Il)legal Weddings

Daniel Reynolds

These five gay and lesbian couples, who are all from states where same-sex marriage is illegal, have won $5,000 to plan their dream wedding in a marriage equality state.

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