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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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Edith Windsor greets her supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court in 2013, just months before the court would rule in her favor, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) says Parliament could legalize same-sex marriage this year if the nation's voters endorse it. He spoke about the issue on Tuesday with Finance Minister Mathias Cormann at Parliament House in Canberra. Rod McGuirk/AP hide caption

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Green Party's gay rights activist Volker Beck, center, and fellow faction members celebrate with a confetti popper after Germany's Parliament voted on Friday to legalize same-sex marriage. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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Same-sex marriage supporters hug outside Taiwan's legislature in Taipei on Wednesday after a landmark decision was announced that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalize gay marriage. Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives at Trump Tower on Tuesday to meet with President-elect Donald Trump about choosing key members of their future administration. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President-Elect Mike Pence Set To Govern At Trump's Side

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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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The audience at last month's Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Ky. Sarah Mesa Photography hide caption

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As U.S. Attitudes Change, Some Evangelicals Dig In; Others Adapt

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LGBT-rights supporters take part in a rally outside the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., on March 31. An amendment to the state Constitution protecting people who object to same-sex marriage failed in a committee vote on Wednesday, effectively killing the bill. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Mathew "Skippy" Mauldin holds a flag during a rally outside the Missouri State Capitol, on March 31, in Jefferson City. He was protesting a proposed state constitutional amendment to protect some businesses citing religious objections while denying goods or services related to same-sex weddings. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Missouri's Proposed Religious Freedom Amendment Sets Old Allies At Odds

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Linda (left) and Colleen Squires have been together for 30 years and married for 12. This year will be the first time they can file both their state and federal taxes as any other married couple. Courtesy of Colleen Squires hide caption

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For Same-Sex Married Couples In America, A Historic Tax Day

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Sun Wenlin (left) and his partner, Hu Mingliang, hold hands as they arrive at the Furong District Court in Changsha to argue in China's first same-sex marriage case. Gerry Shih/AP hide caption

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

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky. Davis spent five days in jail earlier this month for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (middle) with The Venerable Rachel Treweek (middle left) and The Reverend Dame Sarah Mullally (middle right) pose for photographs following their consecration as Bishops at a service in Canterbury Cathedral, Kent. Gareth Fuller/PA Photos/Landov hide caption

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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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