After upholding Nevada’s ban on marriages for same-sex couples in 2012, Judge Robert C. Jones ended his involvement in the case on Wednesday morning.
Update: Following a morning order stopping same-sex couples from marrying in Idaho and Nevada, a second order from the justice only puts the Idaho ruling on hold.
With Monday’s nondecision decision, marriage equality is moving forward. What’s more, Justice Anthony Kennedy, as both the court’s key vote and guiding force on gay rights, created the path to end same-sex marriage bans nationwide.
Same-sex couples were allowed Monday to wed legally for the first time in the state’s history.
The decision not to decide brings marriage equality to Indiana, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Utah — with more to come. [Update: Colorado attorney general says today’s decision means marriage equality will come to that state in short order as well.]
The justices still haven’t said what they’re doing on two big issues: marriage and Obamacare. Several other big cases — from workplace discrimination disputes to the future of the Fair Housing Act — are already set to be heard by the court.
The justices could — and would have good reasons to — ask for the administration’s top Supreme Court lawyer to weigh in on the same-sex marriage cases.
The justices will be considering seven different petitions to hear marriage appeals at their first conference of the year.
And Elton John performed at the reception!
“So gay people are obviously just disembodied legs?”
“It is important always to oppose homophobia… it has no place in Australian society.”
In a 2006 interview, Pitt stated, “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.” Same-sex marriage is currently illegal in 31 states.
The Senate passes motion calling for politicians to boycott the event.
“She is the love of my life, and I will die with her.” Judges at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear their case, and others from Indiana and Wisconsin, on Tuesday morning.
Unnamed MP quietly books out room for event.
Absent further action, same-sex couples will be able to marry in Virginia starting next week.
“[P]roviding those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law,” the shop owner said.
Cases challenging bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee likely will come down to Judge Jeffrey Sutton’s vote. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, on which Sutton sits, heard the cases Wednesday.
She voted against the government on the issue.
Even on a federal level, legal difficulties remain for couples living in states that don’t recognize same-sex couples’ marriages. One year after the Supreme Court struck down DOMA, Obama administration readies push to tie up loose ends.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee on Aug. 6.
Ruling comes after a week of marriages — and confusion.
A federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage Friday. Many couples didn’t waste any time before getting married.
The judge held off on issuing an injunction stopping enforcement of the ban until at least June 16. [Update: Some counties are marrying couples immediately, but the state’s attorney general is trying to stop that and the judge will consider that request in a hearing Monday afternoon.]
“A stay is urgently needed,” opponents of same-sex couples’ marriage rights argue to Justice Anthony Kennedy.
State officials have said they will not appeal the ruling. Judge’s order is effective immediately.
Natalya and Asya have been together for more than a decade and are raising a child together. After leaving Russia, they celebrated a milestone that would have been impossible in their homeland — they got married.
The marriage license was issued a day after Judge Chris Piazza ruled a decade-old ban is unconstitutional. Kristin Seaton and Jennifer Rambo of Fort Smith were the first couple to be married Saturday morning.