WATCH: Kansas Gov. Stands Behind Marriage Ban, Decries 'Liberal Judges'
October 22 2014 2:07 PM ET

Sam Brownback Says Vote for Him If You Want Marriage Ban

Trudy Ring

Gov. Sam Brownback, a far-right Republican, says in a debate that he's standing for the will of the people and that opponent Paul Davis wouldn't.

N.C. Senate Leader Seeks to Let County Officials Opt Out of Same-Sex Marriages
October 22 2014 12:00 PM ET

Officials Who Refuse to Marry Gay Couples Want Legal Protection

Trudy Ring

Phil Berger, a Republican state Senator, plans to introduce legislation to allow officials to refuse to handle same-sex marriages if they have religious objections.

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Hudson Raises Her Voice for Marriage Equality
October 22 2014 5:00 AM ET

Jennifer Hudson Raises Her Voice for Marriage Equality

Jase Peeples

Jennifer Hudson has joined forces with W Hotels and the Human Rights Campaign for a new initiative fighting for marriage equality across all 50 states.

PHOTOS: The First Same-Sex Marriages in Wyoming
October 22 2014 4:00 AM ET October 22 2014 10:54 AM ET

PHOTOS: The First Same-Sex Marriages in Wyoming

Sunnivie Brydum

Wyoming's attorney general opted not to appeal a district court ruling in favor of marriage equality, and that cleared the way for these images of happy couples marrying on Tuesday.

BREAKING: Federal Judge Upholds Puerto Rico Marriage Ban
October 21 2014 8:33 PM ET

Federal Judge Upholds Puerto Rico Marriage Ban

Trudy Ring

Going against the tide of decisions for marriage equality, the judge goes so far as to invoke incest and polygamy in his ruling.

Alaska Couples Finally Able to Legally Marry
October 21 2014 3:39 PM ET

Alaska Couples Finally Able to Legally Marry

Sunnivie Brydum

After becoming one of the first U.S. states to ban same-sex marriage via constitutional amendment in 1998, Alaska embraced the freedom to marry Monday.

Analysis: Nope, Same-Sex Marriage Doesn't Dissuade Straight People from Getting Married
October 21 2014 12:30 PM ET

Nope, Our Marriages Don't Dissuade Straights from Marrying

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

An analysis of European countries and American states proves that marriage equality has no effect on the rate of opposite-sex marriages.

Op-ed: How the Voices of Children Have Helped Turn the Tide on Marriage Equality
October 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How Children Turned the Tide on Marriage Equality

Gabriel Blau

Millions of children across the country helped make marriage equality a reality in so many homes.

PHOTOS: The First Weddings in Arizona
October 21 2014 3:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: The First Weddings in Arizona

Sunnivie Brydum

A ruling on Friday that Arizona's marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution cleared the way for these joyful images. 

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