Gay Marriage Headlines

Wed, Jul 22 2015

Republican Cruz uses Senate perch to blast Supreme Court


WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday stepped up his criticisms of the U.S. Supreme Court over its recent decisions on gay marriage and Obamacare, saying the rulings were "the very definition of tyranny."

Fri, Jul 17 2015

Yeah right! Sarcasm poses problem for computer algorithms in U.S. election


SAN FRANCISCO - When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex weddings in the same week that South Carolina debated keeping a controversial Civil War battle flag, Twitter user @xTomatoez posted “Gay marriage and the Confederate flag going down everywhere. Tough week for your redneck uncle on Facebook.”

Thu, Jul 16 2015

Gay marriage ruling leaves U.S. firms unclear on spousal benefits


NEW YORK - The Supreme Court was definitive in its decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, but what is far from clear is whether U.S. companies must offer corporate benefits to same-sex spouses.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 16 Jul 2015

Mon, Jul 13 2015

Texas county clerk opposed to same-sex marriage resigns

AUSTIN, Texas - A county clerk in East Texas opposed to same-sex marriage stepped down from her post on Monday, with local media reports saying she is the first clerk to resign rather than abide by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June making gay marriage legal.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 13 Jul 2015

Sat, Jul 11 2015

In wake of U.S. ruling, Taiwanese rally for gay marriage


TAIPEI - Thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Taipei on Saturday, months ahead of elections that are likely to usher in a pro-gay party and could make Taiwan the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 11 Jul 2015

Wed, Jul 8 2015

Over 60 percent of Republicans oppose court on gay marriage: Reuters/Ipsos poll


NEW YORK - Almost two-thirds of Republicans oppose the Supreme Court’s backing of gay marriage, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, which gives hope for conservative presidential candidates who have come out strongly against marriage equality.

Tue, Jul 7 2015

Kansas issues religious freedom order; implements same-sex benefits

- Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday issued an executive order protecting the religious freedom of clergy and organizations that oppose same-sex marriage as his state began to comply with the recent landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 07 Jul 2015

Mon, Jul 6 2015

Tennessee county names interim clerk after predecessor exits over gay marriage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Tennessee county on Monday named a temporary county clerk after the person in the position resigned rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses that she said violated her religious beliefs.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 06 Jul 2015

Texas same-sex couple gets marriage license after suing clerk

DALLAS - A Texas county that initially balked at providing a marriage license to two men following the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide issued the document on Monday after the couple filed a lawsuit in federal court.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 06 Jul 2015

Sun, Jul 5 2015

Republican Christie criticizes high court's gay marriage ruling


WASHINGTON - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said on Sunday Supreme Court justices of his liking would not have legalized same-sex marriage and would have struck down a key provision of a national health care law. | Video