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Gay marriage (Chris Howey, ThinkStock)
Gay marriage (Chris Howey, ThinkStock)
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LGBT Americans bullish on marriage equality, survey reveals

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide. A new Wells Fargo & Company survey of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans revealed that many felt optimistic about their financial future, but a large faction of the community didn't fully understand the financial implications of marriage equality.

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Supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States
Supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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US provides marriage benefits to gay couples in all states

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Same-sex married couples can start applying for Social Security and veterans benefits for spouses in all 50 states, but there are still issues to resolve as the federal government works to implement the Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to marry nationwide.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Christie has done little to reform pensions, NJ residents say

A new poll out Tuesday reveals the vast majority of New Jerseyans think Gov. Chris Christie should have made a full payment into the public employees' pension system, despite his administration successfully arguing that a law he signed, requiring the complete payment, was unconstitutional.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 26: Same-sex marriage supporters celebrating in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Idaho’s gay marriage ban remains in state constitution

Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, but nestled in the Idaho Constitution remains the provision that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.

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Macy's Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky over the East River
Macy's Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky over the East River (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

Security was tight in New York City for the Fourth of July fireworks but that didn't stop hundreds of thousands of people from enjoying the spectacle. The nation's capital held a parade and the traditional fireworks on the National Mall. President Barack Obama paid tribute to the nation's service members. There were similar celebrations across the country, along with special ceremonies to welcome hundreds of new citizens.

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FILE - In this May 1, 2005, file photo, Bishop Gene Robinson addresses the congregation at Christ Church in Philadelphia, Sunday, May 1, 2005. Robinson, now retired, said he is breathless about how quickly the gay rights movement has progressed since he was getting daily death threats and forced to wear a bulletproof vest to his consecration 12 years ago. Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday, July 1, 2015, on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. (AP Photo/Coke Whitworth, File)
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Episcopalians will allow gay marriage in churches

Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.

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Pope Francis
Pope Francis (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
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Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.

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A crowd gathers as San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks at a news conference outside of City Hall in San Francisco
A crowd gathers as San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks at a news conference outside of City Hall in San Francisco (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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Supreme Court ruling makes Pride parades historic, jubilant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Rainbows and good cheer will be out in force Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people pack gay pride events from New York City to Seattle, San Francisco to Chicago to celebrate a Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

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