“Traditional marriage is exclusively [an] opposite-sex institution,” a federal judge rules. U.S. District Court Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez dismissed a lawsuit challenging Puerto Rico’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages.
Wyoming’s attorney general filed notice on Tuesday morning that he will not appeal last week’s decision that the state cannot bar same-sex couples from marrying. Wyoming becomes the 32nd state, plus Washington, D.C., with marriage equality.
[Update: Wyoming will not appeal; Attorney General Patrick Michael says marriage will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday.]
Judge also refuses to put his ruling on hold during any possible appeal. [Update: Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will not appeal, says clerks “can issue licenses for same sex marriages immediately.” ]
A temporary hold on the marriages that a federal appeals court granted on Wednesday expires on Friday. [Update: Supreme Court denies Alaska’s stay request, bringing marriage equality to the state.]
Shorten’s time to stand up on LGBT issues.
The status of same-sex couples’ marriage rights is changing daily. BuzzFeed News will be updating this map as changes warrant to give everyone an up-to-the-minute view of what the latest marriage news means. [Updated as of Feb. 9.]
The lawyer for the coalition that backed Nevada’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages made the explosive claim in a filing asking the Nevada marriage case to be reheard by the appeals court.
After a Friday ruling from the Supreme Court denying Idaho’s request to put the marriage ruling on hold, the governor continues to fight — but the attorney general takes a different approach. [Update: Marriages to start Wednesday, 9th Circuit rules.]
In a new report, Catholic Church leaders state that “homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community.”
A U.S. District Court judge said Sunday that Alaska’s refusal to recognize the existing marriages of same-sex couples is a violation of constitutional rights. Update: The state is appeal the ruling.
U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Cogburn issued the friday afternoon order.
Nevada county clerks began issuing marriage licenses Thursday afternoon, and the first Las Vegas weddings took place Thursday night.
“West Virginia will uphold the law according to these rulings,” governor says.
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.