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Meet the people trying to seize the 'last, best opportunity' to stop gay marriage

WASHINGTON -- When asked why they’d come to the National Mall on a recent overcast Saturday, four days before the Supreme Court would hold its latest hearing on same-sex marriage, nearly all of the dozens of people I talked to opened with the same statement, pretty much word for word: “I believe that God’s marriage is between a man and a woman.”

Several added, as an afterthought, “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” -- looking at me frankly, as if that settled everything.

Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views.

Anti-gay rights activists rallied in front of the courthouse steps condemning same-sex marriage, while a line snaked around the block of people, many displaying gay rights messages, hoping to snag one of the limited number of seats available in the courtroom for Tuesday's 2-1/2 hour oral arguments.

The two main questions being argued

The Court is hearing consolidated cases from four states, under the official name Obergefell v. Hodges. There are two overall questions being argued:

Question 1: Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?

Question 2: Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?

A son's pilgrimage toward freedom for his dads

Meet Tevin Johnson-Campion, a son caught in the cross fire over marriage equality. His two dads were married in California, but live in Kentucky, a state that doesn't recognize their union as valid.

Tevin, is in Washington D.C. to support his two dads, plaintiffs in the case, who are fighting for their right to have their marriage recognized. Their journey has taken them miles away from their home and into a crowd of thousands in both support of and against marriage equality.

5 things to Look for in the same-sex marriage arguments

Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the constitutionality of bans on same-sex marriage. Oral argument in the Supreme Court can be opaque, especially for those who aren't well versed in the legal issues at stake or the precedents likely to be considered.

During oral argument, the justices aren't interested in educating the citizenry.

Gay businessman Ian Reisner apologizes for hosting Ted Cruz event

WASHINGTON -- Ian Reisner, a gay businessman who hosted an event for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in New York this week, apologized on Sunday after furious backlash from the gay community.

Reisner and his longtime partner Mati Weiderpass hosted a "fireside chat" with the presidential candidate, who reportedly softened his notoriously anti-gay tone at the event by claiming that, if one of his daughters were gay, "I would love them just as much.” News of Cruz's appearance prompted a boycott of the two men's businesses.

Sweet Cakes GoFundMe account has been closed, couple moves to another site

In a follow up to a story SDGLN ran last week, Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes bakery has lost their GoFundMe campaign. The crowdfunding agency has said the couple can still receive the over the $100,000 that they had collected from supporters.

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Bruce Jenner tells the world the truth

Today a gold medal-winning athlete has opened the door for many other people coming to terms with their identities. Bruce Jenner, 65, in his interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer said, “For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.”

Judge says 'Sweet Cakes' bakery should pay $135k

PORTALND, Oregon - On Friday, an administrative law judge proposed that the owners of an Oregon bakery pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple refused service more than two years ago.

The judge, Alan McCullough, ruled in January that Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer by refusing to bake them a wedding cake.

The bakers cited their religious beliefs. The case is one that has been referenced in the national debate over religious freedom and discrimination against the LGBT community.

'Straight Pride' posters appear on Ohio's Youngstown State University campus

Students at an Ohio university say they were "blindsided" earlier this week after homophobic messages appeared around campus.

Signs advocating for a week of "straight pride" appeared on Ohio's Youngstown State University campus earlier this week. The anonymously posted messages called for students to kick off finals week "by not annoying the shit out of everyone about your sexual orientation," and not "telling everyone how 'different' you are."