Gay Marriage Headlines

Wed, Sep 17 2014

Gay marriage activist, cartoonist, mathematician win 2014 'genius' grants

- A gay marriage advocate, a physicist modeling brain activity, a psychologist studying racial bias in policing, and a cartoonist exploring family life were among 21 winners of $625,000 "genius" grants, the U.S. organization awarding them said.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 17 Sep 2014

Mon, Sep 15 2014

U.S. appeals court puts gay marriages on hold in Indiana

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- A U.S. appeals court panel on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in Indiana while the state appeals its ruling overturning a ban on gay nuptials to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

Fri, Sep 12 2014

U.S. judge orders Arizona to recognize gay couple's marriage

PHOENIX - A federal judge on Friday ordered Arizona to recognize the California marriage of a gay man whose spouse died from cancer last month, a ruling that could foreshadow a decision on the state's same-sex marriage ban.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 12 Sep 2014

Mon, Sep 8 2014

Court sharply questions gay marriage bans from three U.S. states

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SAN FRANCISCO - Gay marriage bans in Nevada, Idaho and Hawaii faced tough questions on Monday from a U.S. appeals court that waded back into a civil rights debate sweeping through courthouses across the country.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 08 Sep 2014

Fri, Sep 5 2014

Lawyer in gay rights case named No. 3 at U.S. Justice Department

WASHINGTON - A U.S. Justice Department lawyer who argued to overturn the nation's ban on gay marriage will be promoted to the agency's No. 3 position, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement on Friday.

Lawyer for gay rights to fill No. 3 position at U.S. Justice Dept

WASHINGTON - A U.S. Justice Department lawyer who argued to overturn the nation's ban on gay marriage will be promoted to the agency's No. 3 position, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement on Friday.

Thu, Sep 4 2014

Florida officials seek to appeal ruling against gay marriage ban

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MIAMI - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday filed a notice of an appeal in federal court on Thursday challenging a ruling last month by a U.S. district judge that declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

U.S. court rejects gay-marriage bans as 'implausible'

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WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court judge known for his outspoken views described arguments by Wisconsin and Indiana defending bans on gay marriage as "totally implausible" on Thursday, in a ruling in favor of same-sex couples.

Wed, Sep 3 2014

Federal district judge upholds Louisiana ban on gay marriage

NEW ORLEANS - A federal district court judge in New Orleans upheld a Louisiana ban on gay marriage on Wednesday, in a break from a string of recent rulings against such bans in other states following a key U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

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.

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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.