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July 25, 2013

New York is the first state to announce that qualifying LGBT couples will receive estate tax refunds

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, announced gay couples, who meet all requirements, will receive estate tax refunds.

In 2011 June, the legislature of the US Middle Atlantic State approved a same sex marriage law. State officials decided local estate tax regulations would apply to gay married couples on, or after, 24 June 2011.

October 2, 2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger says his parents tried to cure him after suspecting he was gay

Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger claims he was beaten by his dad because he thought he was gay.

In a tell-all interview to promote his memoir Total Recall, the Terminator star told US TV show 60 Minutes that his parents thought he was gay when he was a teenager.

The 65-year-old former Governor of California said his mother took him to the doctor to try and cure him, while his dad resorted to violence because there was 'something off'.

'He ran after me with a belt and beat me,' he revealed.

October 1, 2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he wed two gay couples in his office while California governor but denies he supports same-sex marriage

Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed he married two gay couples while he was governor of California.

The Terminator star told CBS News last night (30 September) that he married his former chief of staff Susan Kennedy, who he once dubbed a 'cigar smoking lesbian'.

'I performed the wedding in the office,' the Austrian hard-man revealed to interviewer Lesley Stahl after she asked whether he went to Kennedy's wedding.

'I married her in the office, in the governor's office.'

May 7, 2012

Caroline Kennedy describes ousted judges as 'interesting and courageous on many levels'

Former Iowa Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and justices David Baker and Michael Streit were voted off the bench in 2010, a year after their ruling against an Iowa law restricting marriage to a man and a woman made gay marriage legal in the state.

Former First Daughter Caroline Kennedy announced on Monday (7 May) that the judges will be the recipients of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.