Worried about being arrested, a majority of Florida's 67 court clerks won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on January 6, the Associated Press reports.
Why are the clerks holding back?
A Mississippi pastor dressed a horse in a wedding gown and stood in front of the Jackson, Miss. federal courthouse with signs protesting gay marriage Friday. He was protesting a federal judge having struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
If the U.S. Supreme Court was hoping to avoid making a decision on same-sex marriages everything changed Thursday. After dozens of courts at different levels approved the practice, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals voted to ban it.
San Francisco -
It comes as no surprise that the CEO of Apple is gay, but few have put it such a way that will offend homophobes. For many Christian fundamentalists, and members of other religions, being a homosexual is a one-way ticket to hell.
A South Carolina Republican vying for a U.S. congressional seat apparently believes gays and lesbians should be kept out of the light, never given any water and most importantly, never fed after midnight; they are "gremlins" after all.
Las Vegas -
It appeared at the weekend that Nevada’s bet on same-sex marriage was a winner after all. Wedding bells had begun ringing in chapels looking for business after a brief halt ordered by one U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in same-sex marriage cases, refusing a final ruling on the issue, but allowing same-sex couples to get married in 5 more states with more to join soon. Same-sex marriage will now be legal in the majority of states.
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.
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.
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."
A gay couple living in what is known as the most conservative state in the US has become the first to legally marry there despite a constitutional amendment banning such unions. How did they do it?
Opponents of marriage equality often accuse same-sex marriage advocates of attempting to "redefine marriage." Now the world's most trusted English-language dictionary is set to do just that in order to acknowledge the reality of legalized gay marriage.
Matthew Lannon before the Rhode Island Senate judiciary committee
Natalie Dicou (L) and her partner Nicole Christensen, and James Goodman (2nd R) and his partner Jeffrey Gomez (R), wait to get married at the Salt Lake County Clerks office in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013
Demonstration against California Proposition 8 in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013, the day oral arguments were heard in Hollingsworth v. Perry. Now, rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans are Constitutional according to denial of cert.
Same-Sex Marriages Performed In Australia. Among those getting married was a state legislator from Western Australia state, Stephen Dawson, who married his long-time partner Dennis Liddelow.
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Newlyweds Stéphanie Nicot (left) and Elise (screenshot from BFM TV report)