Gay Marriage Headlines

Mon, Sep 22 2014

Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional

NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana state judge ruled on Monday in favor of a same-sex couple, saying the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, advocates said.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 22 Sep 2014

Support for gay marriage dips below 50 percent in Pew study

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- Support for gay marriage among Americans has dipped slightly below 50 percent, the Pew Research Center found in a survey released on Monday, even as bans on same-sex marriage have been ruled unconstitutional in a number of states this year.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 22 Sep 2014

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.

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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.