Gay Marriage Headlines

Thu, Aug 28 2014

Florida appeals court says state can rule on gay marriage ban

MIAMI - An appeals court in Florida on Thursday rejected a motion by its attorney general that urged the state's top court to delay a ruling on its same-sex marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court eventually decides on the issue.

Wed, Aug 27 2014

Gay marriage issue lands at Florida Supreme Court

TALLAHASSEE - The hot topic of same-sex marriage was sent to the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case brought by two women appealing a Tampa judge's denial of their divorce petition.

Gay marriage advocates ask top U.S. court to strike down state bans

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WASHINGTON - In a bold legal move, gay marriage advocates are urging the U.S. Supreme Court in three pending cases to decide once and for all whether states can ban same-sex unions.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 27 Aug 2014

Tue, Aug 26 2014

U.S. appeals court challenges states on gay marriage bans

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CHICAGO - A U.S. appeals court in Chicago appeared ready to strike down gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin after vigorously challenging the two states' attorneys at a hearing on Tuesday.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 26 Aug 2014

Thu, Aug 21 2014

Federal judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

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TAMPA Fla. - A federal judge in north Florida on Thursday struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional, but stayed the ruling, leaving same-sex couples still unable to marry in the state.

Federal judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

TAMPA Fla. - A federal judge in north Florida on Thursday struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional, but stayed the ruling, leaving same-sex couples still unable to marry in the state.

Wed, Aug 20 2014

U.S. Supreme Court puts hold on gay marriage in Virginia

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court stopped gay marriage in Virginia from going ahead on Wednesday, staying an appeals court ruling that had struck down a state ban.

Tue, Aug 19 2014

In Florida, same-sex marriage would boost state revenues: report

MIAMI - Legalizing same-sex marriage in Florida could add $182 million to state coffers over three years by spurring weddings, sales tax revenues and tourism, according to a study by the University of California, Los Angeles.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 19 Aug 2014

Mon, Aug 18 2014

Advocates urge U.S. top court not to block gay marriage in Virginia

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WASHINGTON - Gay marriage supporters on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to block a court ruling that would allow same-sex couples to wed in Virginia.

Wed, Aug 13 2014

U.S. appeals court declines to block Virginia gay marriage ruling

WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday declined to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, meaning gay people in the state will be able to get married unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 13 Aug 2014
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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.