The Cuban government announced plans to remove wording that would open the island to same-sex marriage from the latest draft of its new constitution. In October, Cubans who protested the controversial amendment hung posters saying, "I'm in favor of the original design," in Havana.
"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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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