Same-sex couples are taking advantage of Hawaii's newfound aloha for gay weddings.
Six couples at a Waikiki resort tied the knot early Monday, exchanging vows side-by-side with one another in front of a few hundred guests shortly after midnight, while even more couples watched and waited their turn.
In a short ceremony inside their Chicago apartment, two beaming brides made Illinois history this week as they became the first gay couple to wed under the state's new law legalizing same-sex marriage.
The law approved last week doesn't go into effect until June, but one of the women - Vernita Gray - is terminally ill with cancer, so she and her partner of five years, Patricia Ewert, were granted an expedited marriage license by a federal judge's order.
UPDATED: During a loud and festive ceremony in Chicago on Nov. 20, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation making Illinois the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage.
A federal court ruling means a Chicago couple will be allowed to marry before the state's same-sex marriage law takes effect.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin on Nov. 25 ordered the Cook County clerk to issue an expedited marriage license to Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert. Gray is terminally ill.
The Obama administration is trying to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning.
The effort launched this week is an attempt to reduce the role of loosely regulated big-money political outfits like GOP political guru Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and the pro-Obama Priorities USA.
Black Friday brings big deals from the world’s largest retailer, but this year’s annual retail holiday also will bring demonstrations to Walmart, as environmentalists across the country demand change from one of the world’s largest polluters.
A gay couple arrested after refusing to leave a Kentucky county clerk's office where they had been refused a marriage license have been found guilty of trespassing and fined one cent.
The Rev. Maurice "Bojangles" Blanchard and Dominique James were arrested in January after refusing to leave at closing time.
Avoiding a last-minute breakdown, annual U.N. climate talks limped forward over the weekend with a modest set of decisions meant to pave the way for a new pact to fight global warming.
More than 190 countries agreed in Warsaw to start preparing “contributions” for the new deal, which is supposed to be adopted in 2015.
Advocates are demanding that President Barack Obama use his powers as chief executive to stop deportations of more people among the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally. The president is obliging, but in a bit-by-bit way that doesn't satisfy groups frustrated by Republicans' slow-walking of immigration legislation in the House.
Obama last year acted on his own to halt deportations for some young immigrants living in the country illegally who arrived as children. So far more than 550,000 young immigrants have been allowed to stay under the program, which also lets the immigrants get work permits good for two years.
For months, eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that’s zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the sun.
The moment of truth comes Thursday — Thanksgiving Day.
The Supreme Court will hear two challenges to the new federal health care law that argue that businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to offer employee insurance coverage that includes access to birth control.
The justices said on Nov. 26 that they will take up an issue that prompted about 40 lawsuits from companies seeking to avoid the rule.
A federal judge has struck down a law that gives clergy tax-free housing allowances in a decision that could have far-reaching financial ramifications for pastors across the U.S.
In her decision late last week, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in Wisconsin wrote that the exemption "provides a benefit to religious persons and no one else, even though doing so is not necessary to alleviate a special burden on religious exercise," the Wisconsin State Journal reported.