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Today, loving, committed same-sex couples all across Illinois are able to legally wed. Several county clerks will offer special hours today for couples to obtain their marriage licenses.Governor Pat Quinn signed marriage equality into law in November, making

PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said the ban unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples and ordered the

2014 will be the first time any married gay couple has ever filed federal taxes together in the United States. It’s been a decade since Massachusetts became the first state to start granting marriage licenses,

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court oral arguments in U.S. v. Windsor. Next month, many same-sex married couples will experience the impact of the June 2013 decision and the overturning of Section 3 of

A federal appeals court put weddings on hold while it reviews the state’s request to stop same-sex marriages during its appeal of Friday’s marriage ruling. The move comes after a day in which several counties allowed same-sex couples in

MASON, Mich. (AP) — Two women were the first gay couple to marry in Michigan on Saturday, one day after the state's ban on gay marriage, approved by voters in a landslide in 2004, was

The founder of the “God hates fags” church died late Wednesday night. Update: Westboro Baptist Church posted a statement commenting on his death.[caption id="attachment_1670" align="aligncenter" width="625"] AP Photo/Charlie Riedel[/caption]Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the

Gray, who advocated for LGBT rights in Illinois for decades, paved the way for many same-sex couples to marry in the state ahead of the new marriage equality law.[caption id="attachment_1665" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Vernita Gray (left)

Breweries drop out of St. Patrick's Day parades to protest anti-gay policies:

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Look at these beer manufacturers doing good things:

Both Heineken and Sam Adams have dropped their

(CNN) -- Texas on Wednesday became the latest state to have a federal judge strike down its same-sex marriage ban, thanks to a sweeping decision holding that its current prohibition has no "legitimate governmental purpose."The ruling,