LZ GRANDERSON (CNN) — Winamac, Indiana,is pretty much how it sounds. Small — home to fewer than 2,500 people–rural, and it has more churches than libraries, schools and liquor stores. About 20 minutes north is a similar town by the name of Knox. This is where Thomas Lee Bridegroom was born. And just on the edge of Winamac — between West Main and West Adams — is a small cemetery by the name of Crown Hill. This is where he is buried.
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American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Witold J. Walczak speaks alongside many of the 23 men, women and children who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to overturn a state law effectively banning same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, during a Capitol news conference, Tuesday, July 9, in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy) by Marc Levy Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Civil rights lawyers filed the first known legal challenge Tuesday on behalf of 23 men, women and children seeking to overturn a 17-year-old state law effectively banning same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, the only northeastern state that doesn’t allow it or civil unions.
ANALOUISA VALENCIA by Jeffrey Collins Associated Press Writer SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Analouisa Valencia came to the door in a bright blue facial mask and sweatpants, surprised anyone was coming to see her.
PA. CROWD, COUNCILMAN CHEER GAY MARRIAGE DECISIONS PITTSBURGH (AP) — At least 250 people gathered on a downtown Pittsburgh street closed for the occasion…
NEVADA ASSEMBLYMAN KELVIN ATKINSON, D-NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison,File) by Ashley Killough (CNN) — When Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson entered a floor debate Monday over a legislative effort to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage ban, he had no idea he’d be waking up the next morning with his name in national headlines.
by LZ Granderson WASHINGTON (CNN) — Late one night, in the summer of 1958, three police officers opened an unlocked door of a small home in rural Virginia, walked into the bedroom and pointed a flashlight at a couple sleeping in the bed.