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Phil Robathan, left, and James Preston release doves following their wedding ceremony in Brighton, southern England, on March 29, 2014.

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Phil Robathan, left, and James Preston release doves following their wedding ceremony in Brighton, southern England, on March 29, 2014.

Roll Over, Victoria: UK Embassy Welcomes Gay Marriage

Parties at the British embassy “can be pretty stuffy,” allows its deputy head of mission, Patrick Davies. Not so Friday night, when Davies hosted the Human Rights Campaign and other gay advocates for a countdown to the U.K.’s first gay...

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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is escorted by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) after testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is escorted by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) after testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Same-Sex Marriage at Supreme Court: Justice O’Connor Presiding

There was no bell tower. Yet at the courthouse where gay Americans have won greater conjugal rights, vows were made today. And Justice Sandra Day O’Connor presided. The same-sex wedding conducted at the Supreme Court united Jeffrey Trammell and Stuart...

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U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker, left, is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before a groundbreaking ceremony for a supermarket, on Oct. 17, 2013, in Newark, N.J.

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U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker, left, is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before a groundbreaking ceremony for a supermarket, on Oct. 17, 2013, in Newark, N.J.

Christie, Booker: More in Common Than Meets the ‘I Do’

Updated at 6:25 am EDT Oct. 22 Sometimes leaders know what’s worth fighting for. Sometimes they know what’s not worth fighting against. So it was in New Jersey, where Cory Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark and senator-elect from the...

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A Tea Party activist dressed in a Revolution-era costume speaks with an attendee at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

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A Tea Party activist dressed in a Revolution-era costume speaks with an attendee at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

Republicans: Steer Right

The Republican Party, while divided over major issues such as abortion and gay marriage, should be moving in a more conservative direction, most Republican-minded voters surveyed say. By a margin of 54 to 40 percent, Republican and Republican-leaning voters say...

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Edith Windsor, 83, is mobbed by journalists and supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Edith Windsor, 83, is mobbed by journalists and supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Windsor Shares Her Magic Endorsing NYC’s Quinn

Written with Henry Goldman. Edith “Edie” Windsor made history yesterday when she won her two-year battle against the U.S. government and secured federal benefits for married gay couples. It didn’t take long for the 83-year-old to find a new cause...

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Mollie Wagoner, of Maryland, second right, and Sharon Burk, of New Jersey, celebrate after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8 in Washington, D.C., on June 26, 2013.

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Mollie Wagoner, of Maryland, second right, and Sharon Burk, of New Jersey, celebrate after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8 in Washington, D.C., on June 26, 2013.

Bill, Hillary Clinton on DOMA Ruling: ‘A More Perfect Union’

Bill Clinton, elected president in 1992, signed the law in 1996. He walked away from it this year. Hillary Clinton, considering a campaign for president in 2016, made her own sentiments known not long before the Supreme Court today struck...

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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after his weekly news conference on June 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after his weekly news conference on June 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Boehner’s House: $2.3 Mln Defending DOMA in Losing Court Fight

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker: The House has spent $2.3 million defending the Defense of Marriage Act, according to Drew Hammill, spokesman for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. The House, led by Republican John Boehner of Ohio, had authorized...

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Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2013.

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Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2013.

SCOTUS: DOMA Done, Prop 8 Dead

Updated at 10:35, 10:55 and 11:31 am EDT The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law restricting benefits for same-sex couples. The court also has cleared the way for gay marriage in California, the first state to legalize it....

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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage.

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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage.

Nelson Backs Gay Marriage: Six Democratic Senators Left Silent

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson just took himself off a shrinking list of Democratic Senate holdouts: He reversed his position against same-sex marriage. With Nelson as the 51st senator to voice support, more than half the U.S. Senate now backs same-sex marriage....

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