“Given the importance of the issue … Michigan does not oppose review by” the Supreme Court. State asks justices to uphold constitutionality of Michigan’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages.
The move follows a big round of layoffs for the company.
UPDATE: Leon Taylor was executed early Wednesday morning. He was sentenced to death by an all-white jury in 1999 for murder a gas station attendant in front of the victim’s 8-year-old stepdaughter.
Married same-sex couples and widowers in Ohio file the first of four petitions expected over the coming days asking the high court to resolve issues about marriage and marriage recognition. Update: Tennessee same-sex couples also filed their request with the Supreme Court on Friday, and couples in Michigan and Kentucky filed their requests on Monday.
Update: Couples from the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee marriage cases all will be seeking Supreme Court review. BuzzFeed News talks with the lawyers for the same-sex couples in all four states’ cases.
You can’t handle the woof.
With cute dogs, obviously.
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 Nov. 26.]
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.]
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 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.
Marriage equality for same-sex couples ultimately will lead to ending all prohibitions of “polygamous and incestuous marriages,” 80 of 104 state lawmakers tell the Supreme Court.
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.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has said he is “firmly convinced” that Virginia’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages is unconstitutional. Nonetheless, he told the Supreme Court this week that “the controversial question” about the constitutionality of such bans “remains fraught with uncertainty.”
Using the legal precedent set by the Hobby Lobby case, the Satanic Temple claimed a religious exemption to “informed consent” abortion laws.
The Supreme Court Justice isn’t able to attend, but still responded to the invitation. What a lady.
The state is fighting to put an order that Utah recognize those marriages on hold during legal proceedings.
UPDATED: Stay of execution of John Middleton ended at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court later denied Middleton’s four requests to stay his execution.
In honor of Evan Rachel (“What is it like having a penis?”) Wood and Caitlin (#FreetheNipple) Stasey, let’s raise a glass to those who give zero fucks. This post is NSFW because of boobs, by the way.
“There is a silver lining here.”
When life hands you haters, make haterade.
Therapists who engage in the discredited practice appealed a lower court ruling upholding the state law to the Supreme Court, saying it infringes on their right to free speech. The U.S. Supreme Court denied the request on Monday without comment.
In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates some employers’ religious freedom.
The year since the Supreme Court’s decisions in the cases challenging part of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 has been a whirlwind.
Justices unanimously ruled a Massachusetts law banning protests 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment.