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Pope Francis, who assumed the papacy in March 2013, was named Time's Person of the Year on Tuesday, beating out Edward Snowden, Miley Cyrus and others for the award.
In a banner day for supporters of gay marriage, a closely divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal provision that denied benefits to legally married same-sex couples and, in a separate case, cleared the way for California to resume offering marriage licenses to gay couples.
The U.S. Supreme Court will speak on gay marriage Wednesday morning, and from coast to coast, advocates, pastors and legal groups are preparing to answer back.
The federal government has a "powerful interest" in a single, uniform definition of marriage, even if it excludes gay unions that are legal in individual states, the lawyer defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act said Wednesday as the Supreme Court concluded two days of landmark arguments on gay marriage.
It is possible that in June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court may fatally damage the institution of marriage by using a nonexistent clause in the Bill of Rights.
As hundreds of same-sex couples took their long-awaited wedding vows in Washington state Sunday, the constitutional battle in Washington, D.C., over gay marriage was just getting started.
A federal appellate court in Manhattan said the federal government's marriage law is unconstitutional, raising the likelihood that gay marriage will end up before the Supreme Court.
A federal appeals court in New York is set to take its turn Thursday at considering the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law restricting the recognition of same-sex unions that already has been struck down in several other places.
A federal judge in Manhattan joined a growing chorus of judges across the country Wednesday by striking down a key component of the federal law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.