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Nuptials at midnight as gay marriage hits Minn.

Dozens of Minnesota gay couples made last-minute preparations Wednesday for midnight marriages, determined to exchange vows at the earliest possible moment under a new state law legalizing same-sex marriage. Full story

Pennsylvania sues county giving gays marriage licenses despite ban

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The state of Pennsylvania is suing a suburban Philadelphia county that by Wednesday had issued 36 marriage licenses to gay couples despite a state ban on same-sex nuptials. Full story

TV's 1st gay marriage since DOMA struck down

   ABC Family's 'The Fosters' is making history with the first gay marriage since the Supreme Court struck down DOMA.

Gay couples choosing whether to re-celebrate vows

Maggie George and Rebecca Voelkel have married each other twice, first ceremonially in their Minneapolis church in 2006, then legally while visiting San Francisco five years ago. Now the couple is mulling whether to do it all again — or to simply sleep through it — when gay marriage becomes legal in Full story

The GOP and marriage equality: Still a hot-button issue

   The ACLU’s Anthony Romero, MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt -- who has just begun teaming up with ACLU on to work on changing GOP attitudes regarding marriage equality -- and the panel discuss where both parties stand on the issue of marriage equality with NOW’s Alex Wagner.

Pennsylvania official issues same-sex marriage licenses

Just northwest of Philadelphia, the elected official in charge of marriage licenses in Montgomery County has decided that his office will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Full story

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UH: Gay marriage in Hawaii worth $217M in tourism

Pa. gay couple marries as county defies state ban

New York giving surviving gay spouses estate tax refunds

Ohio judge rules to recognize an out-of-state same-sex marriage

For some gays in America, a legal victory becomes a tax headache

Gloves come off in Virginia gov debate over abortion, business

Cuccinelli, McAuliffe spar at first Va. governor’s debate

NY official pushes feds to recognize gay marriages

Justice Alito's finances explain his recusals

Britain legalizes gay marriage

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  Poll shows disparity in how people feel about race relations

A majority of Americans believe that people are not judged by the color of their skin in this country, but there is a sharp disparity when the poll is broken down by race. Bishop T.D. Jakes, the founder of the Potter’s House will share his thoughts with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin.

  Ohio judge rules to recognize out-of-state, same-sex marriage

A federal judge says Ohio must recognize two Ohio men as spouses on a death certificate as one has only weeks to live. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has an exclusive interview with one of the spouses, Jim Obergefell and the layer who argued the case, Al Gerhardstein.

  Judge will hear arguments on Wisconsin abortion bill

A federal judge is set to consider fast-tracked legislation signed into law by Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker earlier in the month. The law requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, but a judge issued a temporary restraining order last week after Planned

  Chris Christie's 'staggering' response to DOMA

The Up panel talks about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's response to DOMA, and his lack of response to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act.

  How will Congress weigh in on LGBT equality?

Steve Kornacki’s panelists look at two pieces of legislation making their way through Congress: the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill to repeal all the rema

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File photo of French student Clement Meric who wears a red scarf over his face as he walks near a banner to support France's planned legalisation of same-sex marriage in Paris
File photo of French student Clement Meric who wears a red scarf over his face as he walks near a banner to support France's planned legalisation of same-sex marriage in Paris

French student Clement Meric wears a red scarf over his face as he walks behind a banner which reads, "Homophobia Kills" to support France's planned legalisation of same-sex marriage, during a demonstration of the anti-gay marriage movement in Paris April 17, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A woman holds a copy of the news release announcing the California Supreme Courts decision to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage in 2008
A woman holds a copy of the news release announcing the California Supreme Courts decision to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage in 2008

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 15: A woman holds a copy of the news release announcing the California Supreme Courts decision to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage May 15, 2008 at the California Supreme Court in San Francisco, California.The California Supreme Court voted 4-3 to overturned a ban on gay mar

Supporters of "La Manif pour Tous" against France's legalisation of same-sex marriage, hold flags as the pack of riders cycles past the Chateau de Versailles during the final stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race
Supporters of "La Manif pour Tous" against France's legalisation of same-sex marriage, hold flags as the pack of riders cycles past the Chateau de Versailles during the final stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race

Supporters of "La Manif pour Tous" , against France's legalisation of same-sex marriage, hold flags as the pack of riders cycles past the Chateau de Versailles during the 133.5km final stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Versailles to Paris Champs Elysees, July 21, 2013. REUT