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SPORTS
December 19, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and ESPN reporter Samantha Steele wanted to keep their marriage quiet, so they tied the knot in enemy territory Monday with no family or friends present. Even so, the secret didn't even last two days. "We tried to keep the attention away from us and went over to Wisconsin and had it done," Ponder told reporters after the news got out Wednesday. "So it was quick but it was good. " The second-year quarterback added that he realizes a lot of Vikings fans aren't happy about the location of the wedding, but said that he and Steele would have a bigger ceremony in Minnesota after the football season ends.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Given the rapidly evolving status of gay rights here in the U.S, where the Boy Scouts of America recently lifted a ban on gay youths and the Supreme Court prepares to rule on two same-sex marriage cases ,  John Oliver decided it was time to check up on the issue around the globe on Thursday's episode of "The Daily Show. " Operating from the assumption that our friends in Europe are “more enlightened about these issues” than Americans, Oliver was surprised to learn of the riots that erupted in Paris following the legalization in that famously sexually laissez-faire country.
NEWS
May 10, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- President Obama said Vice President Joe Biden got "a little over his skis” on Sunday when he said he supported same-sex marriage on a morning TV talk show. But Biden did it out of a "generosity of spirit," Obama said in the full interview with ABC's Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America," broadcast today. Obama said he had already made a decision that he would affirm the right of gays and lesbians to marry and was planning to do it in advance of the election.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
"Suburgatory" star Jane Levy has filed for divorce to end her short-lived marriage, according to reports circulating Tuesday. The actress, 23, who plays a sharp-witted New York City teen transplanted to the suburbs on the ABC comedy series, filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on April 16 to end her short marriage to actor Jaime Freitas. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and indicated that she did not want to pay spousal support, according to court documents obtained by E!
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Sara Gilbert of "The Talk" is engaged to Linda Perry, her girlfriend of more than a year, the co-host announced Monday on the show. The proposal, which was elaborate, is best captured by the notoriously shy Gilbert herself, who shares the event in the video down below -- definitely worth watching to hear all the intricacies. Be warned: It involves a love song, a breakup song, a picnic, a guitarist, a daydream, a string section and horns, T-shirts, moms, friends and musician John Waite.
OPINION
June 10, 2004
Re "Marriage Can Be Expanded," Voices, June 5: Marriage is not some government program that can be expanded like Medicare or welfare. It was created by God, defined as the exclusive union of one man and one woman. No person or court has the right to change that. Mark Bedor South Pasadena
NATIONAL
January 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The Louisiana Supreme Court, meeting in New Orleans, unanimously reinstated an amendment to the state constitution that blocked same-sex marriage. The amendment was overwhelmingly approved by voters in September. The high court reversed a ruling by a state district judge who had struck down the "defense of marriage" amendment in October on the grounds that the measure dealt with more than one subject, in violation of the Louisiana Constitution.
OPINION
July 28, 2006
Re "Gays Engaged in a Battle for Hearts, Minds," July 26 I think it's odd that this extensive article presents "a battle for hearts and minds," yet doesn't really illuminate the purpose of the battle. This is a battle for civil marriage, which means extending more than 1,000 rights given to married, heterosexual, taxpaying citizens to all taxpaying citizens. When the Supreme Court struck down state bans on interracial marriage in 1967, the overwhelming majority of Americans did not support interracial marriage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2000
I feel very strongly that Proposition 22 should pass. The traditional marriage is the basis to our society and most important for the stability of the family. We should be compassionate to the gay community and they should have all of the rights afforded them in the Domestic Partners Act. It is not, however, up to the rest of the states to decide whether or not California has to recognize same-sex marriages. This is up to the citizens of California. Proposition 22 is only to close the door on others deciding for us. MARILYN JONES Canoga Park I have been able to live my life in a marriage for the last 11 years that was not recognized by my state or country.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Tommy Lee is getting married again: The rocker has popped the question to girlfriend Sofia Toufa. The founding M o tley Cr u e drummer and Toufa, a Greek-German singer, announced their engagement Monday on Twitter.  "There comes a time in a mans life when you just know your partner is for LIFE!!" the 51-year-old  wrote . "Say hello to my fiancé and soon to be wife @SOFIofficial" PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings & engagements of 2014 Toufa, 30, who goes by the stage name SOFI, cutely dubbed herself  "something that rhymes with Beyonce!
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