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Thursday, June 16, 2005 - Page updated at 02:07 a.m.

Editor's note: To provide context for all the news that has been putting marriage in the headlines, The Seattle Times is publishing broader stories that explore the cultural, social and political currents swirling around the institution.

Village mayor to be tried for allowing gay weddings

The village mayor who challenged New York law by attempting to marry gay couples last year will face trial, the state's highest court ruled... (Sat, 5/28)

First anniversary for gay marriage in Massachusetts

In the year since Massachusetts became the only state to permit gays and lesbians to wed, nearly 6,000 same-sex couples have exchanged marriage... (Tue, 5/17)

California judge rules gays have right to marry

A trial-court judge ruled yesterday that California's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, comparing it to archaic laws that once... (Tue, 3/15)

State law under fire as right to marry is argued

Precisely one year to the day after gay and lesbian couples sued in Washington for the right to marry, the nine justices of the state Supreme... (Sat, 3/12)

Canadian bill would legalize gay marriage

Canada's government introduced a bill yesterday to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, describing it as a crucial protection for minorities... (Wed, 2/02)

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