Talk about your long-awaited encores — it has taken Melissa Etheridge 21 years to return to a Tucson stage.
PHOENIX - Gay Arizonans who legally wed foreigners in other states will be able to use their status to gain a visa and a path to citizenship for their spouses living here, even though Arizona won't recognize their union.
Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband, John Becker, embrace outside the U.S. Supreme Court after hearing that justices struck down a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.
PHOENIX - For most Arizona gay couples, the two Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage offer few new benefits - even if they were legally married elsewhere.
Reaction to the Supreme Court’s decisions Wednesday in two gay marriage cases:
WASHINGTON — In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.
"Under the Constitution, the regulation and control of marital and family relationships are reserved to the states."
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will take up California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday thanked gay and lesbian military members for their service, as the Pentagon prepares to mark June as gay pride month with an official salute.