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.

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