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Australian Capital Territory OKs marriage equality

Australian Capital Territory -- Australia's version of the District of Columbia in the U.S. -- on Tuesday made history as the first place in Australia to embrace marriage equality.

Gay and lesbian couples begin exchanging vows in New Jersey | VIDEO

Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, the new Senator-elect from New Jersey, stayed up late Sunday night to marry seven gay, lesbian and straight couples in the moments after same-gender marriages were allowed to begin at 12:01 am Monday Eastern Time.

Same-gender marriage applications accepted in Asheville, N.C. | VIDEO

Buncombe County Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger this morning became the first government official in North Carolina to seek approval for granting same-sex marriage licenses, though the state Attorney General Roy Cooper has already indicated the licenses will not be granted.

Legal Ease: The importance of knowing your rights

Believe it or not, many LGBT couples are not aware of their legal rights when it comes to relationships and family issues. But even those who were aware of their rights in the past are not always aware of their current legal rights, which are changing rapidly with the advance of LGBT equality efforts.

Gov. Chris Christie seeks emergency appeal of N.J. marriage ruling

Republican Gov. Chris Christie, running for re-election in New Jersey and harboring presidential ambitions in 2016, has asked for an emergency order from a federal appeals court to prevent same-gender marriages from beginning on Monday, Oct. 21 in New Jersey.