Gay Marriage Headlines

Thu, Apr 10 2014

Appeals court hears case testing gay-marriage rights

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DENVER - A U.S. appeals court signaled on Thursday it may strike down a Utah ban on same-sex marriages in the highest-level case to date to test whether gay and lesbian couples have a right under the U.S. Constitution to marry.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 10 Apr 2014

Wed, Apr 9 2014

Same-sex couples facing illness sue North Carolina for marriage recognition

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - Three lesbian couples facing urgent health issues sued on Wednesday to force North Carolina to acknowledge their same-sex marriages and allow access to insurance, tax and inheritance benefits.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 09 Apr 2014

Fri, Mar 28 2014

Federal government to recognize same-sex marriage in Michigan

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WASHINGTON - The government said on Friday it would recognize same-sex marriages carried out last week in Michigan but left in limbo by a court appeal, making the couples entitled to appropriate federal benefits.

Wed, Mar 26 2014

Michigan holds off recognizing gay marriages during appeal

- Michigan is not recognizing same-sex marriages while the state appeals a federal judge's ruling lifting a ban on gay nuptials, Governor Rick Snyder said on Wednesday.

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

Fri, Mar 21 2014

Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage

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DETROIT - Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution and must be overturned, a federal judge ruled on Friday in the latest in a series of court decisions to allow gay couples to wed.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 21 Mar 2014

Sat, Mar 15 2014

Tennessee must recognize marriages of 3 same-sex couples -judge

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee must recognize the legal same-sex marriages of three couples who wed in other states, a federal judge in Nashville ruled on Friday in a limited decision that echoed a similar case in neighboring Kentucky.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 15 Mar 2014

Fri, Mar 14 2014

Tennessee must recognize marriages of three same-sex couples: judge

- Tennessee must recognize the legal same-sex marriages of three couples who wed in other states, a federal judge in Nashville ruled on Friday in a limited decision that echoed a similar case in neighboring Kentucky.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 14 Mar 2014

Anti-gay laws violate global pacts: U.N. rights chief

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GENEVA - A legal ban on same-sex marriage in Nigeria, Africa's largest country, violates international accords and could bring mob law against gays onto its streets, the United Nations' human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday.

Gay couples challenge Indiana same-sex marriage ban

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- Thirteen people filed a lawsuit on Friday urging a federal judge to overturn an Indiana law that bans gay marriage or recognition of same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, arguing that it violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 14 Mar 2014

Same-sex marriages expected to boost travel, hospitality industries

NEW YORK - Growing acceptance and legalization of same-sex marriages in the United States and around the globe will fuel the travel and hospitality industries and boost spending by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender consumers, experts say.7

Subjects, Gay Marriage 14 Mar 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.