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Calif. Same-Sex Parents Accused of Beating, Starving Children

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Two California women, who are in a domestic partnership, have been arrested and charged with beating and starving their children.

Study: Same-Sex Couples Happier, Less Publicly Affectionate

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
A new British study found that same-sex couples are more likely to be happier and more positive about their relationships than their straight counterparts but are less likely to be openly affectionate towards each other.

Christian B&B Owners Sell; Won’t Rent to Unmarried Couples

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 19, 2013
The Christian owners of a guesthouse who refused a gay couple a double room say they are selling because they don’t want to rent rooms to unmarried couples.

US Eases Process for Same-Sex Couples to Get Visas

By Deb Riechmann | Friday Aug 2, 2013
The U.S. State Department on Friday began processing visa applications from same-sex spouses in the same way that it handles those from heterosexual spouses.

NY to Refund Gay Couples Forced to Pay Estate Tax

By Michael Gormley | Tuesday Jul 23, 2013
Same-sex spouses forced to pay high New York estate taxes upon the death of their partner will get refunds from the state.

Minnesota Gay Couples Await Guidance on Income Taxes

Friday Jul 19, 2013
Minnesota gay couples preparing to get married after it becomes legal next month will have to wait a bit longer for guidance on their income taxes.

Same-Sex Couples Still More Likely to be Poor, Study Finds

By Megan Barnes | Sunday Jun 30, 2013
A new study finds same-sex couples are more likely to live in poverty than straight couples, even after the recession.

Polish Court Approves Same-Sex Couple Inheritance

Thursday Nov 29, 2012
Poland’s Supreme Court said Wednesday that a same-sex partner can inherit the right to a deceased’s rented apartment.

Binational Gay Couples Seeking Home in USA

By AMY TAXIN, LISA LEFF | Thursday Aug 9, 2012
Amid pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security officials reiterated that a foreigner’s longstanding same-sex relationship with a U.S. citizen could help stave off the threat of deportation.

Gay British Couple Wins More Than $1M in Lottery

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday May 31, 2012
A U.K. gay couple won a lottery prize of £1 million (about $1,555,000) last week and it is believed that they are the first British gay couple in civil ceremony to claim the prize.