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Gay Marine captain, fiancé featured in marriage-equality ad | VIDEO

NEW YORK – Openly gay Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Phelps and his soon-to-be husband Ben Schock are featured in the newest video in the “Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry” campaign by Freedom to Marry and OutServe-SLDN.

Capt. Phelps and Schock previously made news when they became the first-ever same-sex couple to get engaged through a marriage proposal at the White House.

Lawmaker’s gay son doesn’t understand why people think his dad is a "bigot" | VIDEO

PHOENIX — Matt R. Salmon, the gay son of U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), says it’s hard for him to understand why people “jump to the conclusion” that his father is anti-gay.

“Yeah, he doesn’t support gay marriage, but that doesn’t make him a bigot at all,” the younger Salmon told KPNX-TV in Phoenix.

My two moms: A 17-year-old's take on Prop 8 and DOMA

(Editor's note: Abby Bergman is a junior at Vistamar High School in California and an activist. She blogs at the Huffington Post.)

Georgia GOP chair: Gay marriage will lead to fraud by straight people marrying each other

The head of the Georgia Republican Party says that legalizing same-sex marriage will lead to fraud by straight people who will claim they are gay so they can marry their straight friends and “get all the benefits” of marriage.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Gays are "entitled to friendship," but not "sexual love"

America’s most high-profile Catholic official, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, says that gays and lesbians are “entitled to friendship” with each other, but that “sexual love” is intended only between a man and a woman.

Marie Osmond speaks out in support of marriage equality | VIDEO

In a new interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, singer and actress Marie Osmond — the only daughter of nine children in the famed Mormon show business family — says she supports marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.

Osmond, whose oldest daughter Jessica is lesbian, says, “My daughter deserves everything that she desires,” including marriage.

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TIME magazine declares: 'Gay marriage already won'

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers arguments on pivotal same-sex marriage cases this week, TIME magazine will release two separate covers declaring, “Gay Marriage Already Won” — each featuring an intimate portrait of a committed gay couple: one male, one female.

VIDEO: Sean Sala debates anti-gay activist

SAN DIEGO -- As marriage equality is at the forefront of the nationwide dialogue this week, gay rights activist Sean Sala debated Jennifer Thieme from the Ruth Institute, an affiliate of the National Organization for Marriage.

The debate aired on UT-TV, the online television station produced by the UT-San Diego newspaper, during the "Primetime with Taylor Baldwin" show.

Check out the video below:

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Lesbian couple wins $100,000 Maine "dream wedding" contest

FREEPORT, Maine — A Maine magazine has awarded a dream wedding valued up to $100,000 to a same-sex couple in its annual wedding contest.

Real Maine Weddings says Jenna Eagleton and Caroline Currie of Portland were chosen from among three finalist couples. The announcement was made Sunday at the Maine Wedding Association Bridal Show in Freeport.

Lesbian cousin of Chief Justice to attend U.S. Supreme Court hearing on Prop 8

The lesbian cousin of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will be among the invited guests at Tuesday’s historic hearing on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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