Gay Marriage


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.


Prominent U.S. Mormon activist excommunicated for doubting doctrine

SALT LAKE CITY - A prominent Mormon activist who went against the church by supporting same-sex marriage and the ordination of women has been excommunicated by a council that found he publicly doubted the faith's core principles, the church said on Tuesday.

U.S., 10 Feb 2015

Utah Mormon activist to learn fate in coming days: Salt Lake Tribune

SALT LAKE CITY - A prominent Mormon activist who faces possible excommunication after going against the church by supporting same-sex marriage and questioning doctrine is set to learn his fate "in the coming" days, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

U.S., 10 Feb 2015

Same-sex marriage begins in parts of Alabama, thwarted in others

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Same-sex couples began marrying in parts of Alabama on Monday, acting on the strongest signal yet from the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of gay marriage ahead of an expected ruling, but numerous state judges avoided granting marriage licenses to gay couples in apparent defiance of the high court.

U.S., Politics, 09 Feb 2015

Pro-gay marriage signals seen in U.S. Supreme Court action

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's move on Monday to allow gay marriage to proceed in Alabama is the strongest signal yet that the justices are likely to rule in June that no state can restrict marriage to only heterosexual couples.

Politics, U.S., 09 Feb 2015

Indiana woman who fought for same-sex marriage rights dies

- An Indiana woman who challenged the state's ban on same-sex marriage while she was dying of cancer, seeking legal recognition so that she and her partner could make plans for their two toddlers' futures, has died.

U.S., Arts, 09 Feb 2015