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Summary: An Alabama woman was arrested after she offered to officiate the marriage of a same-sex couple that had just received their marriage license. A woman from Autauga County, Alabama was charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, after she offered…>read moreNo Comment February 11, 2015
Summary: As the debate on same-sex marriage continues, many ponder whether wedding vendors must provide their services to same-sex couples. According to The Blaze, a recent survey shows slightly more Americans are in favor of same-sex marriage than against it.…>read more1 Comment February 6, 2015
Summary: Florida is the 36th state to legalize gay marriage in the United States. According to The Week, Florida is the latest state to legalize same-sex marriage. On Monday evening, Catherine Pareto and Karla Arguello were the first same-sex couple…>read moreNo Comment January 6, 2015
Summary: The law firm of Greenberg Traurig, which is representing court clerks in Florida, said that the court ruling on same-sex marriage concerns one county. Greenberg Traurig, which is representing Florida’s 67 court clerks, warned that a federal judge’s overturning the…>read more2 Comments December 17, 2014
Summary: A Michigan couple has filed for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court, in hopes that the Court will finally rule on the issue of gay marriage. A couple that decided to challenge Michigan’s ban on gay marriage…>read moreNo Comment November 20, 2014
Summary: A highly-anticipated ruling by a Mississippi judge may allow same-sex couples to marry, legal experts predict. Mississippi may be the next state to join the many that have already ruled same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional. According to the Clarion…>read more2 Comments November 17, 2014
Summary: Two lesbian couples are taking on Mississippi’s same-sex marriage ban. Mississippi is the latest state to face the burgeoning campaign taking the nation by storm for marriage equality for homosexual couples. We’ve seen such legislation nearly across the board,…>read moreNo Comment October 21, 2014
Summary: President Barack Obama has explained that his interpretation of the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause allows same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. President Barack Obama has supported gay marriage since May 2012, however, at that time, he said that the…>read moreNo Comment October 20, 2014
Summary: Colorado has begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeals of states that sought to enforce same-sex marriage bans. It’s official: Same-sex marriages are now legal in the state of Colorado, according…>read more1 Comment October 8, 2014
Summary: Many states have already taken action to lift stays and allow same-sex marriages to proceed after the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday that it would not hear appeals on same-sex marriage bans, allowing previous rulings that struck the bans down…>read moreNo Comment October 7, 2014
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