Idaho Gov. Butch Otter tells the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that its ruling in favor of marriage equality could cause significant harms, “especially [to] the children of heterosexuals.”
“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.
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.” ]
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 Oct. 21.]
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.
“[T]he court hereby permanently enjoins the state of Nevada … from enforcing any constitutional provision, statute, regulation or policy preventing otherwise qualified same-sex couples from marrying ….”
Same-sex couples were allowed Monday to wed legally for the first time in the state’s history.
All hail the reigning queen of New York Fashion Week.
The ruling applies to Miami-Dade County and agrees with another ruling issued last week.
She voted against the government on the issue.
An unusual move in the marriage equality legal fight.
Until now couples already in civil partnerships have not been able to take advantage of same-sex marriages. The rules apply to England and Wales only.
Same-sex marriages began in Boulder County, Colorado, Wednesday even though the attorney general said they were in violation of court orders.
“These couples, when gender and sexual orientation are taken away, are in all respects like the family down the street. The Constitution demands that we treat them as such,” the judge said in his opinion.
Marriage is sacred. Except when it isn’t.
A federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage Friday. Many couples didn’t waste any time before getting married.
Same-sex couples married in Oregon on Monday immediately after a federal judge ruled the state’s ban on such marriages is unconstitutional.
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.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced July 11, 2013, she would not defend the state’s ban on legal marriage for same-sex couples in court. Her decision is an impeachable offense, according to a Republican lawmaker pushing to remove her from office.
Towards the end you didn’t actually care that it was a musical, either.
The singer and his long-term partner have said they want to get married in May. But English and Welsh law hasn’t quite kept up with expectations.
Today, same-sex marriages became legal in England and Wales. I asked people celebrating at the Southbank Centre in London what this means to them.
Same-sex couples will be able to get married in England and Wales from Saturday. But there are still a few issues left to iron out.
“It’s clear we have a long road to travel to change hearts and minds and laws all over the world,” he said during the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles.
“[R]egardless of whoever finds favor in the eyes of the most recent majority, the guarantee of equal protection must prevail,” Judge Bernard Friedman writes in ruling that allows same-sex couples to marry. Update: After a day of same-sex weddings, a federal appeals court put weddings on hold until at least Wednesday.
Only six Liberal pollies have publicly backed same-sex marriage. Has your MP?
A lot is happening as courts across the nation rule on same-sex couples’ marriage rights. Updated: Here’s where things stood as of July 29. [Update: For the latest version of the expanding marriage equality map, click here.]
The suit alleges that the school’s website formerly had a section saying that it “does not discriminate based on marital status or sexual orientation.”
“We have arrived upon another moment in history when We the People becomes more inclusive, and our freedom more perfect,” the judge wrote.