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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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    Obama: Same-Sex Marriage ‘Exemplifies the Values We Hold Dear as a Nation’

    President Barack Obama issued a statement yesterday congratulating Hawaii for legalizing same-sex marriage, a move he said “exemplifies the values we hold dear as a nation.” “I want to congratulate the Hawaii State Legislature on passing legislation...

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    Hawaii Senate passes gay marriage bill

    The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday legalizing gay marriage, putting Hawaii a signature away from becoming a same-sex wedding destination. Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who called lawmakers to a special session for the bill and has vocally...

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    Methodist pastor may lose credentials for conducting same-sex marriage — of his son

    A Methodist pastor in Pennsylvania might be stripped of his credentials for disobeying church law by officiating his son’s same-sex wedding. The United Methodist Church plans to try Rev. Frank Schaefer on Nov. 18 for presiding over...

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    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny faces revolt over gay marriage referendum

    Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny faces a revolt within his own Fine Gael party over plans to hold a gay marriage referendum. Kenny had committed to putting a vote on same sex weddings to the people after...

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    Obama writes post urging equal treatment of gays

    President Barack Obama, in a message written for Huffingtonpost.com, is calling on the Senate to pass legislation prohibiting employment discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender people. Obama’s administration has aggressively utilized social networking to convey its message, and Obama...

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