Hawaii issued 40 licenses for same-sex marriages Monday as gay marriages began in the state with six couples at a Waikiki resort exchanging vows side-by-side in front of a few hundred guests.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Organizers seeking to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage say they're aiming to put the issue before voters in 2014.
Leaders of the group FreedomOhio say they've decided not to try for this year's ballot in order to continue discussing the idea with voters and raising resources for their campaign. They've also met with other organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, to discuss the effort.
FreedomOhio wants to overturn the 2004 state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Supporters started collecting signatures last year to place their own constitutional amendment on the ballot.
The measure would not require churches and other religious institutions to perform or recognize a marriage.
The amendment banning gay marriage was supported by 62 percent of Ohio voters at the time.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon.
A funeral home director and the attorney for John Arthur confirm that he died early Tuesday at home. He had suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease.
A new plaintiff has joined a fight to have gay marriages recognized in Ohio despite a statewide ban.
The government on Thursday said that all legally married gay couples will be able to file joint federal tax returns even if they reside in states that do not recognize same-sex marriages.
An amusement park in Ohio is canceling a wedding contest after a gay couple organized a protest against the promotion.
A federal judge on Tuesday extended a temporary restraining order preventing state authorities from enforcing their ban on gay marriage against two men who got married in another state as one of them nears death.