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Same-sex married couples are at an all-time high

Census Finds More Than a Half Million LGBT Weddings This Decade

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
More than a half a million LGBT Americans have married their same-sex partner since marriage equality first allowed them to marry, reports the United States Census Bureau this week.

Utah Anti-Gay Activists Use Photos of Kids as Propaganda

NATIONAL | Sep 21
Supporters of same-sex marriage in Utah are condemning opponents they accuse of exploiting the children of same-sex couples by using their photos as propaganda at an anti-gay marriage rally.



Fla. Officials Appealing Marriage Ban Rulings

FAMILY | Sep 13
Florida officials are appealing several court rulings overturning the state's ban on gay marriage.

In this July 2014 photo provided by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Fred McQuire, left, and George Martinez pose for photos at their wedding in California.

Ariz. Man: Late Husband 'Would Have Loved to Have Been Here' for Legal Victory

FAMILY | By Jacques Billeaud | Sep 13
"George would have loved to have been here today," the late man's husband said, following an Arizona court victory for marriage equality.

Get vaccinated for HPV

Anyone Can Get HPV: Get Vaccinated or Risk Serious Health Issues

FAMILY | By EDGE | Sep 12
A recent study released by Pediatrics has shown that while vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) is highly recommended, many individuals are not receiving the necessary protection.

Supreme Court Adds Same-Sex Marriage to Sept. 29 Agenda

NATIONAL | Sep 11
The Supreme Court has formally added same-sex marriage cases to the justices' agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29.

Wis. Judges Grant Adoptions by Same-Sex Married Couples

FAMILY | Sep 11
At least two Dane County judges have granted adoptions by same-sex couples, thereby recognizing their marriages.

Eddie Fernández

Orange County Clerk of Courts To Accept County Domestic Partnership Affidavits

FAMILY | Sep 11
Eddie Fernández, Orange County Clerk of Courts, announced that his office will begin accepting Orange County domestic partnership affidavits, effective immediately.

Sarah Palin and Family Reportedly Involved in Drunken Brawl

POLITICS | By EDGE | Sep 11
Several news sources report that former GOP vice presidential hopeful and half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin and her family were involved in a drunken melee outside of Anchorage last weekend.

Texas AG Greg Abbot

Attorneys Argue the Texas' Gay Marriage Ban Hurts Kids

NATIONAL | Sep 10
Lawyers for two same-sex couples challenging Texas' gay marriage ban are refuting state claims the prohibition promotes raising children in "stable, lasting relationships," arguing in an appeals brief Tuesday that it serves no legitimate state interest.

Daniel Ashley uses his donations to help other gay youth

Ga. Teen Disowned for Being Gay Helps Launch LGBT Youth Shelter

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
A Georgia teen who was thrown out by his family in a harrowing five-minute video documented on YouTube ended up with $100,000 in crowdsourced donations, which he has used to help open a new shelter for homeless LGBT youth.