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Maryland: Same-sex weddings can begin New Year's Day

Marriage officials in Maryland can begin processing marriage applications for same-sex couples, allowing them to wed on New Year's Day, according to an opinion by the state's Attorney General.

U.S. Supreme Court to look at Prop 8/DOMA cases on Friday

Early this Friday, the nine justices of the nation’s high court are scheduled to meet behind closed doors to discuss these crucial gay-rights cases that affect millions of LGBT Americans.

Gay man picked to lead Washington state Senate

State Sen. Ed Murray (D-Seattle) has been picked as leader of the Washington state Senate, becoming only the second openly LGBT politician to lead an upper chamber in the U.S.