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Marriage equality News

Colorado same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Denver - Three Colorado counties are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Federal judge rules Kentucky gay couples have right to marry

Louisville - A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage was an unconstitutional violation of LGBT people's rights.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Utah ordered to recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages

Salt Lake City - A federal judge on Monday ordered Utah officials to recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages performed in the staunchly Mormon state late last year and early this year before the U.S. Supreme Court issued an emergency stay halting such unions.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Dozens wed after judge strikes down Oregon same-sex marriage ban

Portland - Dozens of Oregon same-sex couples rushed to marry on Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Gay marriage arrives in Bible Belt as Arkansas judge strikes ban

Eureka Springs - At least 15 marriage licenses were issued to same-sex couples in Arkansas after a county judge in the Bible Belt state ruled its decade-old voter-approved constitutional amendment banning such unions unconstitutional.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Op-Ed: Appearance by a lesbian humourist cancelled

Spartanburg - On Monday, the University of South Carolina Upstate announced that they were cancelling an appearance by lesbian humorist, Leigh Hendrix.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

Scotland legalizes gay marriage

Edinburgh - Scotland has become the world's 17th nation to achieve LGBT marriage equality after its parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Utah won't recognize same-sex marriages it licensed

Salt Lake City - The office of Utah's Republican governor announced on Wednesday that the state will not recognize the unions of more than 1,300 same-sex couples who wed during the brief period the state was forced to lift a ban on gay marriage.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 17 comments

Conservatives call for 'uprising' to 'take back Utah' from gays

Salt Lake City - At a Saturday rally in Utah organized by a conservative law enforcement group, opponents of marriage equality called for a police-backed "uprising" to "take back freedom" by barring LGBT Americans from marrying.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 24 comments

U.S. Supreme Court halts Utah same-sex marriages

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to marriage equality in Utah on Monday, granting the staunchly conservative state's request for a temporary halt on same-sex weddings while it appeals a federal judge's ruling that legalized such unions.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Utah man on hunger strike against gay marriage

A Utah man is starving himself in protest against same-sex marriage, which was recently legalized in the staunchly conservative state following a federal judge's ruling.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Utah Episcopal Church welcomes gay marriage legalization

Salt Lake City - The Episcopal Church of Utah has welcomed the legalization of same-sex marriage in the staunchly conservative state, saying it recognizes the dignity of all Utahans.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Gay couples wed in Utah after federal judge overturns ban

Salt Lake City - Elated same-sex couples are being granted marriage licenses in Utah's capital and largest city after a federal judge ruled that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

New Mexico becomes 17th US state to legalize same-sex marriage

Santa Fe - The highest court in the US state of New Mexico has unanimously ruled that denying same-sex couples marriage licenses is a violation of their constitutional rights.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Australian High Court overturns ACT same-sex marriage law

Canberra - Australia's High Court overturned legislation allowing same-sex marriage in the Australian Capital Territory, annulling the marriages and shattering the dreams of dozens of couples who have wed under the law.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 10 comments

Croatians vote against LGBT marriage equality

Zagreb - Same-sex marriage will be banned under Croatia's constitution as nearly two-thirds of voters in Sunday's national election approved a referendum defining marriage as "a union between a woman and a man."
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 18 comments

Illinois legalizes gay marriage

Chicago - Illinois has become the 16th US state to achieve LGBT marriage equality after the state's Democrat governor signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Wednesday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Hawaii legalizes gay marriage

Honolulu - Hawaii became the 15th US state to achieve LGBT marriage equality as Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Wednesday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 10 comments

Same-sex marriages begin in NJ after Christie drops challenge

Newark - New Jersey's Republican governor dropped the state's legal challenge against gay marriage as same-sex couples began marrying in the Garden State just after midnight on Monday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

US to extend veterans' benefits to married same-sex couples

Washington - The Obama administration has announced that same-sex spouses of military veterans will receive the same benefits as heterosexual married couples.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

DHS Opens Door to Same-Sex Immigrant Spouses

Homeland Security Secretary directs USCIS to review visa petitions in same manner as those filed for opposite-sex spouses.
In the Media by RW Nye - 2 comments

A look at the expert witnesses in the marriage equality case

After DOMA was overturned just a few weeks ago, many are still outrage while others rejoice. This article discusses the expert witnesses in that monumental case.
In the Media by Anna Johansson

Gay marriage legal in Britain following Queen's Royal Assent

London - Same-sex marriage is now legal in England and Wales following a parliamentary vote on Tuesday and a royal stamp of approval on Wednesday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

Op-Ed: I cannot walk away from my own moral compass

Phoenix - I can't walk away from my moral compass and supporting the Defense of Marriage Act or any Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage would have me do just that. When you use laws to deny Americans their civil rights, you have some soul searching to do.
In the Media by Duane Buell - 6 comments

Supreme Court strikes down key portion of DOMA, passes on Prop 8

Washington - In a pair of historic decisions, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, and dismissed a challenge to a lower court's ruling against Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Australia: Rudd backs same-sex marriage as public opinion shifts

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd announced he's reversed his hardline opposition to same-sex marriage and will now support it.
In the Media by Alex Guibord

Op-Ed: Gays will sexualize, destroy and ruin Boy Scouts-NOM-Brian Brown

Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage came out a couple of days ago and said "It was the beginning of the end for what was once one of America's most noble organizations." I knew as a Libertarian Republican I was going to again, cringe.
In the Media by Duane Buell - 2 comments

Minnesota legalizes gay marriage

Saint Paul - Minnesota has become the 12th US state to achieve marriage equality for LGBT residents after the governor signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Tuesday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Delaware legalizes gay marriage

Dover - Delaware became the 11th US state to legalize gay marriage on Tuesday after the state Senate approved and the governor signed a marriage equality bill.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Rhode Island legalizes gay marriage

Providence - Rhode Island became the 10th US state to legalize same-sex marriage after the House passed and the governor signed a bill granting LGBT residents full marriage rights.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments
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