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Study: Shared Parenting After Separation Benefits Children

| By EDGE | Thursday Dec 18, 2014
After decades of child development research, this year, three different groups of experts reached the same sweeping conclusion: shared parenting after parental separation or divorce has substantial positive effects on the development of children.

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List of Duty Stations Available to Same-Sex Military Couples Continues to Grow

| By EDGE | Dec 17
This month, the list of countries where a same-sex military spouse can be sponsored by the Defense Department to join a U.S. service member for an accompanied assignment outside of the U.S. grew to 40 countries.

Gay Divorce Hearing Set Before Fla. Judge

| Dec 17
A Broward County judge who found Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional has set a hearing to finalize the divorce of a gay couple.

British Teacher Comes Out, Gets Letter of Support From Student

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
After a British teacher came out as gay to his primary school students, he received a heartwarming letter of support from a nine-year-old child in his class, letting him know that it wouldn't change the way she felt about him.

1st Florida Gay Divorce Granted By Judge

| By Curt Anderson | Dec 17
The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Blue Cross Extends Coverage to Married Gay Couples

| Dec 15
Alabama's largest insurer now offers family coverage to legally married gay couples in order to comply with a federal rule that insurance companies must treat married couples the same, regardless of sexual orientation.

Kansas Now Issuing Gender-Neutral Marriage Forms

| By Heather Hollingsworth | Dec 12
Kansas has begun issuing gender-neutral marriage forms amid ongoing litigation over its same-sex marriage ban.

Gay Canvassers Sway Voters on Marriage Equality

| By David Crary | Dec 11
For years, backers of same-sex marriage have said more voters would support it if only they could hear directly from gay people with a personal stake in the issue. A new academic study bears out that hunch.

Gay Marriage Advocate's Widow Gets Social Security

| By Michelle R. Smith | Dec 5
The widow of a woman who pushed to legalize gay marriage in Rhode Island before she died of cancer will be entitled to her Social Security benefits after a yearslong fight to get them, an advocacy group said Thursday.

No Gay Marriage in Mississippi During Appeal Process

| By Emily Wagster Pettus | Dec 5
A federal appeals court says same-sex marriages won't be allowed in Mississippi while the state defends its gay-marriage ban.

Missouri Lawmakers Try to Appeal Gay Marriage Case

| Dec 4
A lawyer for a man seeking a divorce from his husband argued Wednesday before the Missouri Supreme Court that the state should dissolve the union, even though the state constitution doesn't allow same-sex partners to wed.

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