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U.S. appeals court puts gay marriages on hold in Indiana


- 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.

Wisconsin, Indiana ask U.S. justices to hear gay marriage cases

WASHINGTON - The states of Wisconsin and Indiana on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold their respective bans on gay marriage.

09 Sep 2014

UK government lends hand to BP in U.S. Gulf oil spill rulings

- The British government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review appeals court rulings against BP Plc over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that produced one of the largest class actions in American history.

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, Gay Marriage 03 Sep 2014

Gay marriage cases await early decision by U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Lawyers for the state of Utah believe they have the perfect case for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide once and for all the hotly-contested legal rights issue of whether states can ban gay marriage.

03 Sep 2014

New Hampshire men sentenced as teens to life in prison granted new hearings

MANCHESTER N.H. - New Hampshire's highest court has ruled that four men serving life in prison for murders committed when they were teenagers have the right to new sentencing hearings because of a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

29 Aug 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., Gay Marriage, Politics 28 Aug 2014

Gay marriage advocates ask top U.S. court to strike down state bans

WASHINGTON - In a bold legal move, gay marriage advocates are urging the U.S. Supreme Court in three pending cases to decide once and for all whether states can ban same-sex unions.

U.S., Gay Marriage 27 Aug 2014

U.S. Supreme Court puts hold on gay marriage in Virginia

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court stopped gay marriage in Virginia from going ahead on Wednesday, staying an appeals court ruling that had struck down a state ban.

U.S., Politics, Gay Marriage 20 Aug 2014

Advocates urge U.S. top court not to block gay marriage in Virginia

WASHINGTON - Gay marriage supporters on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to block a court ruling that would allow same-sex couples to wed in Virginia.

Politics, U.S., Gay Marriage 18 Aug 2014