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NH Court Custody Ruling Could Affect Unwed Parents

The New Hampshire Supreme Court says the ex-partner of a 12-year-old’s girl’s mother has made her case to be considered a parent under the law.

07/02/2014

The Oakhurst Retreat and Conference Center in Northbridge.

Mass. AG Backing Gay Couple In Dispute With Church

Attorney General Martha Coakley is arguing that Massachusetts’ anti-discrimination law should apply in the case of a married gay couple who sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester for allegedly refusing to sell them a Northbridge mansion because church officials were concerned they would host gay weddings.

03/13/2014

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South Boston St. Patrick’s Parade Invites Gay Rights Group To March With Restrictions

A MassEquality official said Saturday a group of gay military veterans can march under its banner as part of a deal brokered by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. But marchers from the gay-rights group would not be allowed to wear clothing or hold signs that refer to sexual orientation.

03/01/2014

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Keller @ Large: How You Know A Social Breakthrough Has Taken Hold

Social change tends to come slowly, even in a supposedly ultra-liberal place like Massachusetts.

02/11/2014

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Justice Department Expands Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriage

Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling over same-sex marriage rights to the Justice Department.

02/08/2014

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Pa. Pastor Defrocked After Performing Gay Wedding In Mass.

United Methodist church officials defrocked a pastor from central Pennsylvania on Thursday who officiated his son’s gay wedding in Massachusetts, a move seen as contradictory to the denomination’s beliefs.

12/19/2013

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A Decade After Mass. Ruling, Gay Marriage Gains

In the decade since the highest court in Massachusetts issued its landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, 14 other states and the District of Columbia have legalized it, with Illinois poised to become the 16th in a few days.

11/16/2013

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Daily Talker: Minister Faces Church Trial Over Gay Marriage Ceremony

A United Methodist minister is facing a church trial for officiating his son’s same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Rev. Frank Schaefer of Lebanon, Pennsylvania could be suspended, reprimanded, or lose his career because he performed the […]

11/11/2013

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Gay Couples Married In Mass. Challenge Texas Ban

The Texas Supreme Court says it will consider whether the state has jurisdiction over same-sex divorces and the constitutionality of Texas laws banning same-sex marriage.

08/24/2013

Gov. Lincoln Chafee. (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Rhode Island Becomes 10th State With Gay Marriage

Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the bill into law on the Statehouse steps Thursday evening following a final 56-15 vote in the House. The first weddings will take place Aug. 1, when the law takes effect.

05/02/2013

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