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"Equality cupcakes" by Georgetown Cupcakes are just one of several baked creations in support of same-sex marriage that were on display this week at the Chefs for Equality, a fundraising event for the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C. Kelly Jo Smart/NPR hide caption

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Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Ill., has barred priests from performing sacraments for people in same-sex marriages. Above, Paprocki testifies against an Illinois same-sex marriage bill in 2013. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Barronelle Stutzman, center, a Richland, Wash., florist who was fined for denying service to a gay couple in 2013, is surrounded by supporters after a hearing before Washington's Supreme Court, on Tuesday, in Bellevue, Wash. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Washington High Court Hears Case Of Florist Who Refused To Serve Gay Wedding

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The White House was illuminated in rainbow-colored light on June 26, 2015, after the Supreme Court issued a ruling that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide. Drew Angerer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Not Always A 'Thunderbolt': The Evolution Of LGBT Rights Under Obama

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Manuel Santos feeds 6-month-old Carmen last July, as biological father Bud Lake looks on. A Thai court ruled Tuesday that Lake has custody of Carmen, now 15 months old. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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Missouri Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe (right) talks with reporters as fellow Republican Sen. Bob Onder looks on Wednesday at the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. David Lieb/AP hide caption

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Canterbury Cathedral, the mother church of the international Anglican Communion, stands under clouds in 2008, in Canterbury, England. A church meeting this week on the issue of same-sex marriage has resulted in a three-year sanction of the Episcopal Church, the Anglican body in America. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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'Here Come The Brides': Same-Sex Weddings Call For A New Soundtrack

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Sergio Cervetti (left) and Ken Rinker have been together for 50 years. They were legally father and son for 15 years before annulling the adoption to get married in July. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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On Paper As Parent And Child, Gay Couples Annul Adoptions To Marry

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A public funeral is held for Mormon leader L. Tom Perry on June 5 at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. Perry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' highest governing body, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He died at the age of 92 from cancer. The recent deaths of several high-ranking church leaders are expected to prompt new appointments. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Amid Societal Shifts, What Will New Mormon Leader Appointments Mean?

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Betty and Jeff Waite enjoy family brunch with their sons. The Waites say they were happily married for 17 years before Jeff told Betty he was questioning his sexuality. The news came as a shock to her, as it does to many men and women who learn their spouse is gay. Cheri Lawson/WNKU hide caption

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A Place For Straight Spouses After Their Mate Comes Out Of The Closet

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (right) will appear in court Thursday to answer a motion to hold her in contempt, after her office again refused to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Kentucky Marriage License Dispute 'Up To Courts,' Governor Says

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