Gay Marriage Headlines

Mon, Mar 30 2015

U.S. gay rights advocates near decision on top lawyers for landmark case

WASHINGTON - Less than a month before the U.S. Supreme Court hears their historic case, lawyers for gay couples from four states with bans on same-sex marriage are close to finally resolving which of them will argue before the justices.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 30 Mar 2015

Thu, Mar 19 2015

Oklahoma plan to restrict same-sex marriage may backfire

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's conservative lawmakers, angered at being ordered by U.S. courts to allow gay marriage in the state, have come up with a new, religious tactic to block same-sex weddings by mandating that clergy conduct almost all ceremonies.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 19 Mar 2015

Tue, Mar 17 2015

U.S. Presbyterian Church approves same-sex marriage amendment

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- The U.S. Presbyterian Church on Tuesday approved a change in the wording of its constitution to include same-sex marriage, a move which threatens to further splinter one of the largest U.S. mainline Protestant denominations.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 17 Mar 2015

U.S. Presbyterian Church close to accepting same-sex marriage

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- The U.S. Presbyterian Church was close on Tuesday to approving a change in the wording of its constitution to include same-sex marriage, a move which threatens to further splinter one of the largest U.S. mainline Protestant denominations.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 17 Mar 2015

Alabama federal judge declines to lift gay marriage order

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- The battle over gay marriage in Alabama heightened on Monday when a federal judge refused to stay her order to a county judge that he start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

Tue, Mar 10 2015

Prominent U.S. Mormon activist appeals against excommunication

- A prominent Mormon activist who was excommunicated for apostasy after he supported same-sex marriage and questioned church doctrine appealed on Tuesday against his expulsion, saying it was unjustified and calling for his case to be heard again.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 10 Mar 2015

Thu, Mar 5 2015

Businesses back gay marriage, top U.S. court sets argument date

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WASHINGTON - Big business rallied behind the gay marriage cause on Thursday as the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled oral arguments for April 28 on the contentious social issue that promises to yield one of the justices' most important rulings of 2015.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 05 Mar 2015

Wed, Mar 4 2015

Slovenia allows same-sex couples to marry, adopt children

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LJUBLJANA - Slovenia joined a growing number of European countries that allow same-sex marriages late on Tuesday, almost three years after a similar law was rejected in a national referendum.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 04 Mar 2015

Mon, Mar 2 2015

U.S. judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

LINCOLN, Neb. - A federal judge on Monday ruled Nebraska's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in a decision that could allow same-sex couples to marry in the state within a week.

Thu, Feb 26 2015

North Carolina Senate passes opt-out measure for officials opposed to gay marriage

RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina state Senate voted on Wednesday to allow government officials to refuse to marry same-sex couples without fear of being fired, adding a new twist to the gay marriage debate in a region where such unions have faced strong opposition.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 26 Feb 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.