Gay Marriage Headlines

Wed, Jul 30 2014

Despite court ruling, no wedding bells for same-sex couples in South Carolina

CHARLESTON S.C. - Five gay couples were denied marriage licenses on Wednesday at a South Carolina courthouse as they offered a symbolic challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 30 Jul 2014

Mon, Jul 28 2014

U.S. appeals court strikes down Virginia's gay marriage ban

- A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, the latest in a string of court rulings across the country to back gay marriage.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 28 Jul 2014

Fri, Jul 25 2014

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

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MIAMI - A state judge struck down Florida's gay marriage ban on Friday in the latest in a string of legal gay-rights victories that have nonetheless been put on hold for resolution by higher courts.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 25 Jul 2014

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

MIAMI - A state judge struck down Florida's gay marriage ban on Friday in the latest in a string of legal gay-rights victories that have nonetheless been put on hold for resolution by higher courts.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 25 Jul 2014

Colorado appeals court denies bid to block gay marriages in Boulder County

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DENVER - A Colorado appeals court on Thursday denied a motion by the state's top lawyer seeking to block a county clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses until the long-running legal battle is resolved by higher courts.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 25 Jul 2014

Wed, Jul 23 2014

U.S. judge strikes down Colorado's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

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DENVER - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court.

Subjects, Gay Marriage, U.S. 23 Jul 2014

Mon, Jul 21 2014

Colorado county clerk 'reluctantly' halts same-sex marriage licenses

DENVER - A Colorado county clerk who issued nearly three dozen same-sex marriage licenses agreed on Monday to halt the practice after the state's highest court ordered another clerk to stop issuing the permits to gay couples.

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

Ruling keeps gay marriage ban in effect in Florida Keys

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MIAMI - A judge in the Florida Keys on Monday rejected an emergency motion filed by a gay couple hoping to wed, effectively allowing Florida's same-sex marriage ban to remain in effect while it is appealed, likely all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

Sun, Jul 20 2014

In U.S. gay marriage cases, children emerge in the limelight

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WASHINGTON - With legal battles over gay marriage simmering across the United States, proponents are showcasing a group they had once sidelined: children.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 20 Jul 2014

Fri, Jul 18 2014

Appeals court upholds ruling voiding Oklahoma gay marriage ban

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Oklahoma City - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court decision voiding as unconstitutional Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage, drawing on a similar decision it made for Utah.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 18 Jul 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.