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    Army extends new benefits to soldiers’ same-sex spouses

    Army Secretary John McHugh has approved several policy changes that support extending military benefits to the same-sex spouses of soldiers. The changes were prompted by a June 26 Supreme Court ruling that found portions of the Defense...

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    Croats set constitutional bar to same-sex marriage

    Croats voted overwhelmingly in favor of defining marriage in the constitution as a “union of man and woman” on Sunday, a move initiated by Roman Catholic groups but criticized by opponents as discrimination against homosexuals. Almost 66...

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    Pope says Church must put mercy above ‘obsession’ with moral doctrine

    Pope Francis issued a bold mission statement for his papacy on Tuesday, outlining how the Roman Catholic Church and the papacy must be reformed to create a more missionary and merciful Church. Issuing his first major document,...

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    Illinois becomes 16th U.S. state to allow gay marriage

    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday put his signature on a historic measure making Illinois the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage, capping a 40-year push for gay rights that picked up major momentum during the past decade....

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    Methodist pastor found guilty in church trial over gay son’s marriage

    A United Methodist minister was convicted Monday in Pennsylvania of breaking church laws for conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony for his son  — an action the pastor said he would do again because he believes he is...

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