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2 states won’t process benefits for same-sex Guard couples

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday despite a Pentagon directive to do so, while Mississippi won’t issue applications from state-owned offices. Both states cited their respective bans on ...

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Gay marriage ban backers look to U.S. Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay marriage took another step Tuesday on its march to the U.S. Supreme Court, when a federal appeals court that struck down California’s ban on same-sex unions refused to reconsider the ruling. Now that the case has ...

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New Year brings same-sex civil unions in Delaware

DOVER, Del. — The dawning of the new year in Delaware brings with it a new law allowing same-sex couples to enter into legally recognized civil unions. The new law takes effect at 10 a.m. Sunday. That means most same-sex ...

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Census: Maryland same-sex couples increased 51 percent

ANNAPOLIS — New census data shows a 51 percent increase in the number of same-sex couples in Maryland in the last decade. Data from the 2010 census released Thursday indicates there are 16,987 same-sex households in the state. That’s up ...

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Same-sex couples finding a home in Delaware

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — In some Lewes and Rehoboth Beach neighborhoods, same-sex couples like Keith and John Riley-Spillane make up nearly one out of every 10 households. And, like the Riley-Spillanes, many of those couples are raising children, according to ...

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Lawmaker: Suspend deportation of gay spouses

HADDONFIELD, N.J.  — U.S. Rep. Rush Holt is pushing the Obama administration to halt deportation proceedings against the same-sex spouses of U.S. citizens. The Democrat wrote a letter to the federal Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday to make the ...

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