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Appeals Courts Ready to Hear Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Appeals Courts Ready to Hear Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Cases   Three state bans on same-sex marriage will be decided on by two federal appellate courts, moving the questions closer to the Supreme Court. Federal district judges have defeated same-sex marriage bans in six states during a four-month period, according…>read more

No Comment April 14, 2014

Federal Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Virginia Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Virginia Unconstitutional   Late Thursday, a federal judge issued a ruling that Virginia’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, according to reports from The Huffington Post and the Associated Press.   The ruling states: “The Court finds Va. Const. Art. I, §…>read more

No Comment February 14, 2014

Tennessee Senator Creates ‘Turn Gays Away’ Bill

Tennessee Senator Creates ‘Turn Gays Away’ Bill   Tennessee state senator Brian Kelsey has introduced a bill in front of the state legislature that allows businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples, according to The Daily Helmsman.   The bill states that no denominational and religious organization…>read more

No Comment February 13, 2014

Nevada Drops Appeal to Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Nevada Drops Appeal to Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban       Nevada withdrew efforts to fight for it’s gay-marriage ban in court. Utah is being supported by 11 states to reverse a lower-court ruling that overturned probation on same-sex weddings.   Nevada was upholding a constitutional ban on…>read more

No Comment February 11, 2014

Appeals Court to Hear Oklahoma Gay Marriage Case

Appeals Court to Hear Oklahoma Gay Marriage Case   An order was released Tuesday that says the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will review a decision that defeats the constitutional ban on gay marriage in the state of Oklahoma, according to The Denver Post. The order…>read more

No Comment January 29, 2014

Utah Gay Marriages Drama Takes New Turn – Feds Will Recognize Them

Utah Gay Marriages Drama Takes New Turn – Feds Will Recognize Them   Despite a federal judge striking down Utah’s gay marriage ban, and the state government appealing the order asking for a stay, and despite the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the temporary blocking of the federal judge’s order made by the…>read more

No Comment January 12, 2014

Utah Tells Agencies Not to Honor Gay Marriages

Utah Tells Agencies Not to Honor Gay Marriages   State offices in Utah have been ordered not to recognize the more than 1,000 same-sex marriages that were performed in the two weeks prior to the U.S. Supreme Court halting same-sex marriages in the state, according to NBC News.…>read more

No Comment January 9, 2014

Utah Gay Marriage Appeal

Utah Gay Marriage Appeal     U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled last month that the state’s gay marriage ban was unconstitutional. The judge wrote, “The state’s current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry and, in…>read more

No Comment January 6, 2014

Hawaii Governor Will Sign Gay Marriage Right into Law

Hawaii Governor Will Sign Gay Marriage Right into Law   Hawaii will become the 15th U.S. state to legalize gay and lesbian marriages. Today the governor of Hawaii will sign the bill that will “legalize same-sex matrimony,” according to reuters.com.   The legalization will take effect on December 2,…>read more

No Comment November 13, 2013

4 Tennessee Couples Sue Over Right to Marry

4 Tennessee Couples Sue Over Right to Marry     Following New Jersey’s example, of allowing same-sex couples to marry, four Tennessee same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit that aims to force the state of Tennessee to recognize their marriages legally. The National Center for Lesbian Rights sponsored the…>read more

No Comment October 22, 2013

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