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Rick Santorum Will Fight The Supreme Court If It Legalizes Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on Sunday that if the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage later this year, he would dispute the ...

Gay Marriage Bans In 3 Southern States On Trial At U.S. Appeals Court

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court this week will hear arguments on whether to strike dow...

South Carolina Seeks Dismissal Of Gay Marriage Challenge

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's attorney general is asking a federal judge to toss out a challenge to the state's gay marriage ban. Attorn...

Federal Court Clears Way For Gay Marriage In Kansas

AP | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A federal appeals court has cleared the way for gay marriages to start in Kansas next week. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appe...

Paige Lavender

Court Reverses Rulings In Four States, Upholds Marriage Bans | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

A circuit court reversed federal rulings legalizing gay marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky on Thursday. Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, wh...

Here's What Could Happen Next In The States That Still Ban Gay Mariage

USA Today | BRAD HEATH | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court’s decision to sit out the legal battle over same-sex marriage will — for now, at least — leave the future of ...

Judges Blast Indiana, Wisconsin Gay Marriage Bans

AP | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican app...

Status Of Challenges To Gay Marriage Bans

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics

State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to reco...

Health Care Fears Loom Large In Gay Marriage Cases

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to ...

Top U.S. Law Firms Flock To Support Gay-Marriage Proponents

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic June 10 (Reuters) - As U.S. lawsuits seeking gay-marriage rights move toward a likely showdown at the Supreme Court n...

Legal Fights Over Gay Marriage Spread Across U.S.

AP | CARSON WALKER and BRADY MCCOMBS | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal lawsuits filed this week in Montana and South Dakota leave just one state — North Dakota — with a gay marriage ...

These States Still Ban Cohabitation, Sex Toys... And Gay Marriage

Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

Bans on harmless fun like sex toy sales and free happy hour drinks may be silly, but they're not going to change anyone's life. Here are some unnecess...

Kentucky Couple Sues State For Same-Sex Marriage License

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky couple sued the state Friday, seeking to force it to issue same-sex marriage licenses after a federal judge ruled ...

A Gay-Marriage Ban With Limits

Jackie Gardina | Posted 09.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

Applying the reasoning from anti-miscegenation cases, states and the federal government should question whether the public policy animating a state's marriage-prohibition law is undermined if the federal government recognizes a same-sex couple's marriage for purposes of federal benefits.