Gay Marriage Headlines

Fri, Jan 23 2015

Federal judge strikes down Alabama gay marriage ban

- A federal judge struck down Alabama's ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional on Friday, clearing the way for the conservative Southern state to become the 37th U.S. state where gay marriage is legal.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 23 Jan 2015

Sun, Jan 18 2015

Leading Irish politician becomes first openly gay minister

DUBLIN - One of Ireland's most prominent politicians became the first minister to announce he is gay, four months before a referendum on whether to allow same-sex marriage in the traditionally conservative Catholic country.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 18 Jan 2015

Thu, Jan 15 2015

Prominent Mormon activist in Utah says faces possible excommunication

- A prominent Mormon activist who has gone against the church by supporting same-sex marriage and questioning church doctrine said on Thursday he had been summoned to appear before a council where he could face excommunication.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 15 Jan 2015

Michigan must recognize legal marriages of 300 same-sex couples

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- Michigan must recognize the legal marriages of about 300 same-sex couples who were wed in the state in a one-day period last year after a federal court struck down a ban on gay marriage and before the decision was put on hold by a U.S. appeals court, a judge ruled Thursday.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 15 Jan 2015

Mon, Jan 12 2015

California Lt. Governor Newsom won't seek Boxer's U.S. Senate seat

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, whose support for same-sex marriage while mayor of San Francisco kicked off a tidal wave of social and political change, said on Monday he would not run to replace retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016.

South Dakota ban on gay marriage unconstitutional: U.S. judge

- South Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage violates the right to due process and equal protection guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 12 Jan 2015

California Lt. Governor Newsom won't seek Boxer's U.S. Senate seat

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, whose support for same-sex marriage while mayor of San Francisco kicked off a tidal wave of social and political change, said Monday he would not run to replace retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016.

Fri, Jan 9 2015

Court weighs overturning gay marriage bans in three southern states

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NEW ORLEANS - A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday appeared receptive to arguments in favor of striking down same-sex marriage bans in the conservative southern states of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Wed, Jan 7 2015

Gay marriage bans in three southern states on trial at U.S. appeals court

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AUSTIN, Texas - A U.S. federal appeals court this week will hear arguments on whether to strike down, or keep in place, same-sex marriage bans in three conservative southern states including Texas, the most populous state that does not allow gay couples to wed.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 07 Jan 2015

Gay marriage bans in three southern states on trial at U.S. appeals court

AUSTIN, Texas - A U.S. federal appeals court this week will hear arguments on whether to strike down, or keep in place, same-sex marriage bans in three conservative southern states including Texas, the most populous state that does not allow gay couples to wed.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 07 Jan 2015
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.