The decision prompts a strong rebuke from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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.]
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.]
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.
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 will be considering seven different petitions to hear marriage appeals at their first conference of the year.
Update: Earl Ringo was pronounced dead at 12:31 a.m. CDT Wednesday. Neither the Supreme Court nor Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon stopped the scheduled execution.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is the fifth federal appeals court to hear arguments on same-sex couples’ marriage rights this year.
Mary Bonauto and other lawyers at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders are now helping to represent the Utah couples fighting the state’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages.
Absent further action, same-sex couples will be able to marry in Virginia starting next week.
Updated: Michael Worthington was executed early Wednesday after U.S. Supreme Court denied his stay requests. Gov. Jay Nixon refused to grant clemency.
Did he really just call five supreme court justices “slut shaming geezers”? Yes, yes he did.
“There is a silver lining here.”
Could a quick fix, at least as to the contraception mandate, be coming?
When life hands you haters, make haterade.
Supreme Court hands down a mixed decision in a long-awaited ruling on presidential power.
“Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple — get a warrant,” the chief justice says.
“A stay is urgently needed,” opponents of same-sex couples’ marriage rights argue to Justice Anthony Kennedy.
The case now goes back to a federal appeals court.
A long-awaited decision comes down in a 5-4 split along ideological grounds.
How the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the Hobby Lobby religious freedom case will likely impact the next stage of the debate over state-level religious protection laws like the one recently vetoed in Arizona.
The Hobby Lobby case has raised all sorts of explosive claims. What questions are the justices actually considering? Here’s what you need to know.
Appeals court decision on “heightened scrutiny” for sexual orientation claims stands, LGBT rights group says. A decision about jury selection could prove to be the key to coming legal fights.
A presumed member of advocacy group 99rise filmed a protester disturbing a hearing with a hidden camera as he declared “money is not speech.”
Legal advocacy groups and big-name lawyers all want to be the ones who bring their case to the Supreme Court in order to argue for nationwide marriage equality.
The widow who successfully took her case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act to the Supreme Court last year met with President Obama in the Oval Office this week. Later that night, she attended the White House’s state dinner for French President Francois Hollande.
The past two months have seen nonstop legal movement across the country toward marriage equality. What is happening, why, and when is it going to be resolved?
A long-awaited order from the court for several groups seeking to stop the provision from going into effect.