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Same-sex married couples are at an all-time high

Census Finds More Than a Half Million LGBT Weddings This Decade

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
More than a half a million LGBT Americans have married their same-sex partner since marriage equality first allowed them to marry, reports the United States Census Bureau this week.

In this July 2014 photo provided by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Fred McQuire, left, and George Martinez pose for photos at their wedding in California.

Ariz. Man: Late Husband 'Would Have Loved to Have Been Here' for Legal Victory

FAMILY | By Jacques Billeaud | Sep 13
"George would have loved to have been here today," the late man's husband said, following an Arizona court victory for marriage equality.

Fla. Officials Appealing Marriage Ban Rulings

FAMILY | Sep 13
Florida officials are appealing several court rulings overturning the state's ban on gay marriage.

LA High School Principal Bans Chick-fil-A Over Chain's Gay Marriage Views

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 12
The principal of a high school in Los Angeles' Ventura County is prohibiting students of a booster club from selling food items from Chick-fil-A because of the popular fast food chain's well-known stance on same-sex marriage.

Eddie Fernández

Orange County Clerk of Courts To Accept County Domestic Partnership Affidavits

FAMILY | Sep 11
Eddie Fernández, Orange County Clerk of Courts, announced that his office will begin accepting Orange County domestic partnership affidavits, effective immediately.

Wis. Judges Grant Adoptions by Same-Sex Married Couples

FAMILY | Sep 11
At least two Dane County judges have granted adoptions by same-sex couples, thereby recognizing their marriages.

Daniel Ashley uses his donations to help other gay youth

Ga. Teen Disowned for Being Gay Helps Launch LGBT Youth Shelter

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
A Georgia teen who was thrown out by his family in a harrowing five-minute video documented on YouTube ended up with $100,000 in crowdsourced donations, which he has used to help open a new shelter for homeless LGBT youth.

Ruth Ellis Center Holds "Voices" to Benefit LGBT Youth

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 5
On Sept. 12, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center will raise funds to keep LGBT kids safe at their annual fundraising event "Voices."

Louisiana Ruling Breaks Marriage Equality Winning Streak

FAMILY | By Kevin McGill | Sep 4
It was a rare loss for gay-marriage supporters - one that even the judge who issued the ruling acknowledged won't be the final word.

Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana Same-Sex Marriage Ban

FAMILY | By Kevin McGill | Sep 3
A federal judge upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday, as well as the state's refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states.

Northern Mexico State Approves Same-Sex Marriage

FAMILY | Sep 3
The northern state of Coahuila has become the second place in Mexico after the capital to recognize same-sex marriage.