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Beth Moore, left, and her partner Abby Hill, center, exchange vows in a marriage ceremony

Arkansas High Court Suspends Gay Marriage Ruling

FAMILY | By Andrew DeMillo | May 17
Arkansas’ whirlwind week of granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples ended Friday when the state Supreme Court ordered a temporary stop.

Samantha Paul, left, and Tiffany Elliot of Maynard, Mass. laugh as they attend a celebration held at Cambridge City Hall

Massachusetts Celebrates 10 Years of Same-Sex Marriage

POLITICS | By Steve LeBlanc | May 17
Newlyweds and couples celebrated Friday along with the lead lawyer in the landmark case behind the first same-sex marriages in Massachusetts and the nation 10 years ago.

Elizabeth Hoffman shares her legal expertise

Attorney Elizabeth Hoffman on The Evolving Definition of Family

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | May 15
Elizabeth Hoffman, a Seattle attorney at family law firm McKinley Irvin shares her extensive experience working with families to sort out a variety of complex custody issues.

Carol Schall and Mary Townley, two of the plaintiffs in Bostic v. Schaefer, outside the District Court in Norfolk in February

Fourth Circuit Hears Virginia Marriage Case

FAMILY | By John Riley | May 15
A panel of three judges in Richmond’s U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard oral arguments on May 13 in the case of Bostic v. Schaefer, challenging Virginia’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Calif. Assembly Passes Bill Revamping Birth Certificates

FAMILY | May 8
Lawmakers in the Assembly have approved a bill that updates birth certificates to reflect the status of same-sex parents.

Strong Families Launches Nationwide ’Mamas Day’ Campaign

FAMILY | By EDGE | May 5
E-card campaign celebrates the diversity of motherhood.

Dr. Katherine Parkin poses for The Associated Press with one of her vintage leap year postcards at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J. Dr. Parkin’s postcards depict images ridiculing women who would propose as aggressive and unattractive

If it’s OK for women to propose, why don’t they?

FAMILY | By Connie Cass | May 3
If a man is marrying a woman somewhere in America, odds are that he proposed to her. That may seem obvious, but consider this: Three-fourths of Americans say it would be fine for the woman to do the proposing, in theory.

Lion’s Den at the National Zoo

Animal Houses :: ’Gay Day’ at the National Zoo

FAMILY | By Doug Rule | Apr 26
On Saturday, May 3, in addition to the usual draws -- from pandas to monkeys -- the National Zoo will also be overrun with animals of a different species, those from the figurative taxonomy of the gay kingdom.

Video of the Day: 80-Year-Old Grandpa Gets Equality Tattoo

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
To show support for his openly gay grandson, a man named Frank, a nearly 80-year-old grandfather, got an equality sign tattoo on his wrist this week in a heartwarming new YouTube clip.

Madelynn Taylor says she’ll wait an enternity to spend eternity with her wife

No Military Burial for Wife of 74-Year-Old Lesbian Navy Veteran

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 24
Idaho says it’s a no-go for 74-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Madelynn Taylor to be buried with her wife Jean Mixner’s ashes -- at least not as long as that state continues to ban same-sex marriage.