Gay Marriage


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.


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.

Politics, 05 Sep 2014

Florida officials seek to appeal ruling against gay marriage ban

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.

Politics, U.S., 04 Sep 2014

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

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.

Politics, U.S., 04 Sep 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.

U.S., Politics, 03 Sep 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.

U.S., Politics 28 Aug 2014