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Same Sex Marriage

Jane Abbott Lighty, left, and Pete-e Petersen embrace after receiving the first same-sex marriage license in Washington state at the King County Recorder's Office on December 6, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The office opened at 12:01 AM PST to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples for the first time after Washington voters chose to legalize same-sex marriage in November's election. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Most Domestic Partnerships To Become Marriages

Matt Fleming has considered himself a married man ever since he and his partner, Casey Jackson, had a 2007 commitment ceremony in Spokane that was attended by 400 people. On Monday, the state makes it official.

06/29/2014

Four gay couples filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Montana's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Challenges Montana’s Gay Marriage Ban

Four gay couples filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Montana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

05/21/2014

Idaho same-sex couples can't get married or have their marriages recognized until the 9th Circuit or U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to let stand a ruling overturning Idaho's ban. (Getty Images)

Court: Gay Marriage Must Remain On Hold In Idaho

Idaho same-sex couples can’t get married or have their marriages recognized until the 9th Circuit or U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to let stand a ruling overturning Idaho’s ban.

05/20/2014

File photo of a gay pride flag. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Ruling Expected Monday On Oregon Gay-Marriage Ban

A federal judge was expected to make Oregon the latest state to allow gay marriage after state officials refused to defend its constitutional ban in court, and gay couples were poised to tie the knot right after the ruling.

05/19/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Alaska Court Will Hear Case Over Same-Sex Survivor Benefits

While the case does not directly challenge the same-sex marriage ban, the court could take up that issue, Renn said.

CBS Seattle–05/14/2014

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Judge Strikes Down Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal magistrate judge has ruled that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

CBS Seattle–05/13/2014

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Couples Challenging Alaska Gay Marriage Ban

Five gay couples have filed a lawsuit challenging Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage.

05/12/2014

"Religious freedom" movement was sparked when a suburban Portland bakery refused to bake a cake for a same-sex couple. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Oregon Campaign To Turn Away Same-Sex Couples Suspended

Friends of Religious Freedom disagreed with the language of a proposed ballot initiative allowing business owners to refuse service to customers whose lifestyle was not in agreement with the owner’s beliefs.

05/09/2014

4 Idaho couples say the state's ban on gay marriage is discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation. (Getty Images)

Idaho Couples Ask Judge To Rule On Gay Marriage

They say the state’s ban on gay marriage is discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation.

02/20/2014

File photo of a service at a Catholic church. (credit: Andrew Gombert-Pool/Getty Images)

Wash. Students Protest Gay Vice Principal’s Exit

Students at a Seattle-area Catholic school are gaining national attention for their protest over the forced departure of a gay vice principal.

12/24/2013

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