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  1. German Lawmakers Vote to Legalize Same-Sex MarriageChancellor Angela Merkel cleared the way for parliament to consider legalization, but she voted against it.
  2. Chinese Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage in Country’s First Big TestA gay couple sued last year after officials refused them the right to marry. 
  3. Mississippi Governor Signs Harsh Anti-LGBT Bill Into LawBusinesses and government workers can now deny services to same-sex couples based on their “sincerely held” beliefs. 
  4. Gay Synagogue Gets a New HomeCongregation Beit Simchat Torah’s new home crams so much meaning into a modest space.
  5. Georgia Governor Vetoes Religious-Exemptions Bill Major companies, including Disney, threatened to boycott the state if the controversial became law. 
  6. Episcopalians Suspended From Anglican Church Over Gay MarriageThe church’s support for marriage equality was a bridge too far.
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    Kim Davis’s Attorneys Claim She Secretly Met Pope FrancisThe Vatican has yet to confirm.
  8. Kim Davis Loses Another Bid to Stop Issuing Marriage LicensesHer attorneys are planning to take the request to a federal-appeals court.
  9. Kim Davis Is Taking It Easy at Work The Kentucky clerk has returned to her office, but she still refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
  10. Gay-Rights Group Erects Billboard Mocking Kim DavisAhead of the Kentucky county clerk’s return to work on Monday.
  11. Anti-Same-Sex-Marriage Clerk Is Freed A judge lifted Kim Davis’s contempt-of-court charge on Tuesday.
  12. Kentucky Clerk Seeks Emergency Injunction, Release From JailKim Davis’s attorneys suggested accommodations that would allow her to opt out of issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
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    Jeb Bush Sides With Both Same-Sex Couples and Kentucky County ClerkThen suggests a compromise Kim Davis already rejected.
  14. Scott Walker’s Family Thinks He’s Wrong on Same-Sex MarriageWalker does not.
  15. On Gay Marriage, Chris Christie Says Clerks Have to Do Their JobWhen you go back and re-read the oath it doesn’t give you an out. You have to do it.”
  16. Some Conservatives Are Pretty Freaked-out by the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Now are you going to say, ‘I want to crush you and your rights?’ And that is what’s coming.”
  17. Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Legal in Guam It’s the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage.
  18. Ted Cruz Wonders Why the Left Is So ‘Obsessed With Sex’In response to questions about gay marriage.
  19. Marco Rubio: Homosexuality Isn’t a ‘Choice,’ But Gay People Still Can’t MarryHe also has some illogical thoughts on climate change.
  20. 2016 Candidates Are Still Evolving on Gay MarriageEven some Republicans.
  21. Judge Blocking Gay Marriage Worried About IncestRoy Moore is sure he’s on the right side of history. 
  22. SCOTUS’s Hints at Gay-Marriage RulingThat’s what Clarence Thomas made it sound like.
  23. Gay Marriage Has Arrived in Alabama Despite the efforts of the state’s chief justice.
  24. Boehner: House GOP Will Accept Supreme Court’s Decision on Gay MarriageThey’re not going to waste $2.3 million on preventing people from getting married … again.
  25. In Gay-Marriage Shift, Jeb Bush Says We Must ‘Respect the Rule of Law’Yesterday he thought states, not the judges, should decide the issue.
  26. Florida Forced to Evolve on Gay Marriage; Jeb Bush Doesn’t BudgeHe says it “ought be a local decision.”
  27. Supreme Court Allows Same-Sex Marriage in KansasIt’s the 33rd state where gay couples can marry.
  28. Gay-Marriage Bans Are Back in 4 StatesThe first loss for equality in a long time.
  29. Obama Now Thinks Same-Sex Marriage Is a Constitutional RightBut he’s fine with the incremental approach.
  30. Even Wyoming Is About to Allow Gay MarriageIt will be the 32nd state, after Arizona and Alaska joined the list today.
  31. Alaska Becomes 30th State to Allow Gay MarriageA federal judge struck down its same-sex marriage ban.
  32. Gay Marriage Blocked, Just for the Moment, in Idaho and NevadaJustice Anthony Kennedy granted a temporary stay at the last minute.
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    Conservative Judge May Become Gay-Marriage HeroThe Sixth Circuit’s Jeffrey Sutton is an unlikely swing vote.
  34. New Gay-Marriage Decision Has a Perfect FootnoteOn sex, drugs, and rock and roll.
  35. Supreme Court Gives Gay Marriage Another Big WinBy declining to take seven different appeal cases.
  36. Catholic League Pulls Out of St. Paddy’sIt’s about abortion. And gays.
  37. NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Finally Ends Ban on Openly Gay GroupsAfter it started affecting the parade’s finances.
  38. It’s Almost Gay Marriage Time in VirginiaUnless the Supreme Court steps in.
  39. Obama Answered Gay-Rights Quip With a Fist BumpHe officially had too much fun last week.
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    Gay Marriage Ban Overturned in ColoradoIs another Supreme Court fight next?
  41. Judges Just Can’t Stop Overturning Gay Marriage BansToday it’s in Kentucky (pending appeal).
  42. Where the Gay Rights Movement Stands, 1 Year After the Repeal of DOMANineteen states have gay marriage, but there are many battles ahead.
  43. Another Gay Marriage Ban Falls, This Time in IndianaThat makes 20 states. 
  44. Gay Republicans Are Including Partners in AdsLess surprisingly: in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and California.
  45. Hillary Clinton vs. Terry Gross on Gay MarriageLots of tense, awkward laughter on NPR today!
  46. Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin’s Same-Sex Marriage BanAnd North Dakota becomes the last state to have its ban challenged.
  47. Republican Congressman Backs Gay Marriage Because ‘Life Is Too Short’A week after a judge struck down his state’s gay-marriage ban.
  48. 1 State With an Unchallenged Gay Marriage BanHint: South Dakota was second to last.
  49. Pennsylvania Won’t Fight Gay Marriage Governor Tom Corbett realizes it’s a losing battle.
  50. Gay Marriage Is Now Legal Across the Entire NortheastPennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban is the latest to fall.
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