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The justices marked the two-year anniversary of their Obergefell ruling with a summary ruling that repeatedly cited it.

24 min 45 sec ago

These lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer students are in for a great year ahead! 

June 22 2017 6:27 AM

My father never picked up the phone to call — because "he's a man" —  but I never doubted he loved me. 

June 18 2017 2:25 PM

The new Wonder Woman movie helped this gay dad end his ban on calling his daughter a "princess."

June 16 2017 2:12 PM

The legislation lets faith-based agencies turn away anyone offending the operator's religious beliefs.

June 15 2017 7:32 PM

In China, family is everything.

June 14 2017 6:33 AM