Led by five Sacramento-area congregations, 30 United Methodist churches in Northern California and other Western states have declared that their members support same-sex church weddings – a stance that defies international church rules.

Every Valentine’s Day, Sacramento County Chief Deputy Clerk Recorder Donna Allred has had to turn away same-sex couples who gather to get married on the national day of love. But this Friday, for the first time in California history, she got to say yes.

Attorney General Eric Holder announces the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages in Utah, while federal courts sort out legal challenges.

Utah files legal brief asking Supreme Court to stay a lower court's ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

More Californians were married in July after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing gay weddings than during any other month in at least eight years, according to new statistics from the California Department of Public Health.

Sacramento State professor emeritus Tom Knutson and his husband Phan Datthuyawat got a thumbs up from veteran U.S. Customs and Immigration Service official Herman Crawford, becoming one of the nation’s first binational gay couples to have their marriage recognized by federal immigration officials.

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus sang "Give 'Em Hope" for a revered and in some ways surprising guest who shared a California stage with them last month: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

It didn't take long for House of Fashion managers to update their bridal salon's window display.

It came to a quiet end. After five years of litigation – a polarizing battle that pitted conservative advocates against civil rights proponents – same-sex marriage will likely stand as law in California.

For Bryan Ruiz and his partner, naval Engineering Duty Officer Jamie Mason, military rules regarding their same-sex relationship made each day more difficult. Without access to military health care for Ruiz, his medical bills from motorcycle accidents piled up. Since he isn’t in the military, even the mundane became tough: Mason had to escort Ruiz to and from the base so he could get to volleyball practice. But Wednesday changed all that, as the Defense Department announced that it will extend marriage benefits to same-sex spouses.

Gay and lesbian couples can legally marry today in 13 states, including California. But if they want to marry within their faith, options vary widely from denomination to denomination across the religious spectrum.

Less than a month after same-sex couples in California received the go-ahead to wed, a retired Methodist minister from Sacramento has come forward with a group of colleagues willing to perform same-sex marriages.

In response to last month's historic gay-marriage rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, CalPERS' health plan is holding a special open-enrollment period for same-sex couples who were previously married.

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