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Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans

(Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)

Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.


Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia

Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia.


High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

Same-sex couples will have to forget their plans to marry in Virginia — at least for now — after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban.


Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where they stand

State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments Tuesday on cases from Indiana and Wisconsin.


Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

(Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)

If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.

Law school dean compares GOP’s muted reaction on gay marriage to silence about Nazi Germany

As same-sex marriage gains nationwide political and judicial momentum, some opponents are turning up the rhetoric.


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A look at which parties the nation’s wealthiest donors support.


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