PHOTOS: Illinois Becomes Marriage Equality State No. 16
November 20 2013 8:26 PM ET

PHOTOS: Illinois Becomes Marriage Equality State No. 16

Michelle Kanaar

With Gov. Pat Quinn's signature on Senate Bill 10, Illinois Wednesday became the 16th U.S. state to embrace marriage equality.

With Cheers and Tears, Illinois Celebrates Marriage Equality Signing
November 20 2013 6:30 PM ET

WATCH: Illinois Celebrates Marriage Equality Signing

Trudy Ring

There was plenty of joy in the air today as Gov. Pat Quinn signed marriage equality into law in a Chicago ceremony.

Scotland: Big Win in Parliament a Good Sign for Marriage Equality
November 20 2013 3:45 PM ET

Scotland: Big Win in Parliament a Good Sign for Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The Scottish Parliament voted 98-15 to move forward with legislation that would bring marriage equality to the country, possibly as early as next year.

Conservative Group Links Marriage Equality to Illinois Tornadoes
November 20 2013 2:52 PM ET

Conservatives Link Ill. Marriage Equality to Tornadoes

Daniel Reynolds

'Do you think the massive Illinois tornadoes are linked to the passing of the same sex ‘marriage’ bill?' asked the executive director of America Needs Fatima.

WATCH: Santorum Tells Colbert Heterosexuals Have Lost Marriage
November 20 2013 12:26 PM ET

WATCH: Santorum Tells Colbert Heteros Have Lost Marriage

Jase Peeples

Stephen Colbert ruthlessly mocked an oblivious Rick Santorum during his appearance on last night’s episode of The Colbert Report.

November 18 2013 5:22 PM ET

Gay Puerto Rican Boxer Orlando Cruz Married His Boyfriend in NYC

New York City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito officiating the ceremony. Pedro Julio Serrano of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Shirley Casiano were witnesses.

WATCH: Liz Cheney Reiterates Opposition to Marriage Equality
November 17 2013 11:53 PM ET

WATCH: Liz Cheney Reiterates Opposition to Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

On Fox News Sunday, the former vice president's daughter, running for U.S. Senate from Wyoming, responded to perceptions that she's insufficiently opposed to marriage rights for same-sex couples.

WATCH: Chi. Cardinal Pens Anti–Marriage Equality Letter
November 16 2013 6:58 PM ET

WATCH: Chi. Cardinal Pens Anti–Marriage Equality Letter

Trudy Ring

Cardinal Francis George has asked for the letter to be distributed throughout the Chicago archdiocese Sunday.

Mo. Will Let Gay Couples File Joint State Taxes
November 15 2013 7:27 PM ET

Mo. Will Let Gay Couples File Joint State Taxes

Trudy Ring

The Show-Me State's governor has issued an executive order to the effect, drawing criticism from conservative lawmakers.

Ill. Catholic Bishop to Exorcise Spirit of Marriage Equality
November 15 2013 2:08 PM ET

Ill. Catholic Bishop to Exorcise Spirit of Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Same-sex marriage comes from the devil, and therefore the new law merits an exorcism service, claims Bishop Thomas Paprocki.

Judge Refuses to Block Hawaii Marriage Equality
November 14 2013 5:00 PM ET

Judge Refuses to Block Hawaii Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto today declined to issue a restraining order to keep the state's new law from going into effect.

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