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The campaign commercials are out in full force. The candidates on the left and right have been picked and the mud-slinging has begun. Read more»

Former Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe was one of more than 100 Republicans who signed on to briefs supporting same-sex marriage in two cases being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court. He was joined by a range of groups filing briefs on Thursday’s deadline.

Former Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe joined representatives of business, church and civil rights groups to file briefs supporting same-sex marriage in two upcoming Supreme Court cases on the issue. Kolbe, in a same-sex marriage himself, said it's time marriage equality. Read more»

A gay pride march in Mexico City, June 30, 2012.

Mexico's supreme court struck down a law in Oaxaca that banned same-sex marriage, paving the way for gay marriage to become legal. Read more»

2008 Proposition 8 protest in Washington, D.C.

Within the next few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will likely announce whether it will hear arguments and rule on two important sets of cases that have a significant impact on thousands of same-sex couples throughout the United States. Read more»

St. Mary's Basilica, located near Monroe and Third Street, across a plaza from The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix donated $1,000 to a group leading efforts to pass a ballot measure that would ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Read more»

The Republican party chairman claims “most Americans” agree with Mitt Romney “that marriage ought to be defined between one man and one woman.” Americans are closely divided on the issue. Read more»

Half of Americans support gay marriage. And of course, half don't. But that's the same for every issue. So why not say what you think? Well done, Mr. President. Read more»

An affair of the heart has new meaning after researchers found men who die during sex are more likely to be cheating, an American Heart Association study says. Read more»

Fresh off an eight-vote (or was it nine?) loss to Mitt Romney in Iowa, Rick Santorum has taken his resurgent presidential campaign on the road, to free-wheelin' New Hampshire. Read more»

Just over half of U.S. adults are married, while the number who have never said wedding vows is at a record low. The median age of a first marriage has never been higher, and it's likely that the percentage of adults who are married will drop below 50 percent within a few years. Read more»

A map representing the United States average divorce rate for women in 2009, as broken down by state.

In its first look at marriage using detailed demographic data, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that Arizonans are slightly more likely to be recently married than the national average. They also are significantly more likely to have just gotten a divorce. Read more»

Bello Maasaba, an Islamic faith healer, is presently married to 86 women between the ages of 19 and 64, after nine of his wives died and he divorced 12 for disobedience. Read more»

Passengers board a Ryanair flight in Dublin.

Young women from European Union member states like Latvia are being paid to come to Ireland and take part in sham marriages with non-EU nationals. These give the new husbands a back door to permanent EU residency. Read more»

GRAZ, Austria — A straight couple in Austria this month launch their bid to have a same-sex marriage. Read more»

Luke Donald sizes up a putt. Donald lost to fellow Englishman Oliver Wilson.

The Accenture Match Play Championship narrowed to eight players Friday, leaving a set of semifinalists peppered with familiar and unfamiliar names. Sergio Garcia is still in the field, as are Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Camilo Villegas. But those names are joined by Thongchai Jaidee. Thongchai who? Read more»

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