Dec 2, 2013 — Six same-sex couples got married in Hawaii shortly after midnight Monday morning, taking advantage of a new law in the first hours of its first day in effect. The state's Legislature approved the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act in a recent special session.
Nov 20, 2013 — After months of wrangling among lawmakers and opposition from powerful religious groups, Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law on Wednesday.
Nov 13, 2013 — Hawaii and Illinois are set to join 14 other states in legalizing same-sex marriage, representing the culmination of a landmark year for the gay-rights movement. Activists hope to build on their recent momentum and make inroads over the next four years in the 33 states where same-sex couples are not allowed to marry .
Nov 9, 2013 — The state is an especially important symbolic win for gay rights advocates. It was there where the first legal challenge seeking equal treatment was filed in the '90s.
Oct 21, 2013 — Iowa social conservative leader Bob Vander Plaats says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would pay a price in Iowa for capitulating to courts and withdrawing a challenge to same-sex marriage in New Jersey.
Oct 21, 2013 — A court ruling Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin at 12:01 a.m. ET Monday. In towns and cities across the state, officials presided over middle-of-the-night ceremonies. Republican Gov. Chris Christie initially said he would appeal the decision, but now has decided otherwise.
Sep 27, 2013 — The judge said that the state's current system of civil unions still leads to unequal treatment, which runs afoul the state constitution's guarantee of equal protection. The state is expected to appeal this decision.
Jun 30, 2013 — Cities across the world are hosting gay pride festivals this weekend — but not Moscow. A court there has banned gay pride parades there for the next 100 years. So Russian LGBT activists will take virtual steps toward Red Square along a route marked with supportive tweets.
Jun 28, 2013 — After a circuit court removed a stay that had kept counties from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier, who were plaintiffs in the Proposition 8 case, were at the front of the line to get their marriage license.
Jun 27, 2013 — The United States joins 13 other countries where same-sex marriage is legal.