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Appeals court hears case testing gay-marriage rights

DENVER - A U.S. appeals court signaled on Thursday it may strike down a Utah ban on same-sex marriages in the highest-level case to date to test whether gay and lesbian couples have a right under the U.S. Constitution to marry.

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Tennessee must recognize marriages of 3 same-sex couples -judge

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee must recognize the legal same-sex marriages of three couples who wed in other states, a federal judge in Nashville ruled on Friday in a limited decision that echoed a similar case in neighboring Kentucky.

U.S., 15 Mar 2014

Tennessee must recognize marriages of three same-sex couples: judge

- Tennessee must recognize the legal same-sex marriages of three couples who wed in other states, a federal judge in Nashville ruled on Friday in a limited decision that echoed a similar case in neighboring Kentucky.

U.S., 14 Mar 2014

Anti-gay laws violate global pacts: U.N. rights chief

GENEVA - A legal ban on same-sex marriage in Nigeria, Africa's largest country, violates international accords and could bring mob law against gays onto its streets, the United Nations' human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday.

World, United Nations, Africa, 14 Mar 2014

Gay couples challenge Indiana same-sex marriage ban

- Thirteen people filed a lawsuit on Friday urging a federal judge to overturn an Indiana law that bans gay marriage or recognition of same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, arguing that it violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution.

U.S., 14 Mar 2014

Same-sex marriages expected to boost travel, hospitality industries

NEW YORK - Growing acceptance and legalization of same-sex marriages in the United States and around the globe will fuel the travel and hospitality industries and boost spending by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender consumers, experts say.7

14 Mar 2014