The White House released a statement from President Barack Obama, praising Illinois for passing marriage equality. Obama, a former Illinois State legislator, expressed his appreciation to the Illinois lawmakers who passed the measure, as well as congratulated the LGBT citizens of Illinois who will now be granted marriage equality.
John Banvard, a 95 year-old World War II veteran, married his partner Gerard Nadeau, a 67 year-old Vietnam veteran, at the Chula Vista Veteran's Home in California in September of this year after 20 years together. It was the first time Chula Vista Veteran's Home hosted a wedding ceremony between two male veterans.
In opposition to the UMC's official stance against marriage equality, clergy risk defrocking by marrying LGBT couples.
Missouri State Highway Patrolman Capt. Dennis Engelhard and his partner Kelly Glossip were together in a loving relationship for fifteen years, until Dennis Engelhard's untimely death on Christmas Day in 2005 while on duty. The couple also have a seventeen year old son.
For the first time in the history of West Point Academy, two men celebrated their love in a wedding ceremony in The United States Military Academy's Cadet Chapel. Larry Choate III, who graduated in 2009, and Daniel Lennox, a member of the 2007 class, were married Saturday in an intimate ceremony.
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Colorado couple Lisa Dumaw and Therese Pieper have been in a loving relationship for fifteen years. For the past five years Lisa has been battling cancer.
After hours upon hours of testimony from Hawaii citizens, and debate the Hawaii House has passed marriage equality. The legislation passed a concurrance vote in the Senate, and is onto Governor Neil Abercrombie, who has said he will sign the bill into law.