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What the Supreme Court Can Learn From Ted Cruz

Scott Titshaw | Posted 02.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Scott Titshaw

Sen. Cruz's "State Marriage Defense Act" is unlikely to become law anytime soon. Yet it is a good example of the kind of chaotic reaction the U.S. Supreme Court eventually could unleash if it upheld anti-gay state marriage laws in the case it will hear later this term. Justice Kennedy and Chief Justice Roberts, are you listening?

Ginsburg: Americans Wouldn't Need 'A Large Adjustment' To Welcome Legal Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Americans won't need "a large adjustment" if the high court rules that gay marriage is a constitutional...

Lila Shapiro

Edie Windsor Takes Another Step To Knock Down Final Barriers To Marriage Equality | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices

The American people have an opportunity to tell the Supreme Court that they support marriage equality before the court takes up a case this spring tha...

Clarence Thomas: Supreme Court's Decision Suggests Justices' Minds Are Made Up On Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's move on Monday to allow gay marriage to proceed in Alabama i...

Paige Lavender

Supreme Court Refuses To Stop Gay Marriages In Alabama | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to halt same-sex marriages in Alabama, paving the way for the first gay couples to marry in the...

Sara Bondioli

Circuit Court Clears Way For Gay Marriage In Alabama | Sara Bondioli | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

A court has rejected the state of Alabama's request to put a stay on gay marriage until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the matter. The decision means...

Igor Bobic

Conservatives At Iowa Freedom Summit Would Rather Not Talk About Gay Marriage | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Many topics animated GOP officials, activists and operatives that gathered at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, which marked the uno...

GOP Presses State Bills Limiting Gay Rights Before Supreme Court Ruling

AP | RAY HENRY and KATHLEEN FOODY | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect...

Will Justice Roberts Join the Marriage-Equality Majority for All the Wrong Reasons?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I offer a potential outcome on marriage equality when the Supreme Court takes it up this spring: Chief Justice John Roberts joins the majority and writes the decision himself.

Obama Says He Hopes SCOTUS Will Rule In Favor Of Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he hoped the Supreme Court would issue a ruling that would prevent state...

Mike Huckabee: States Can Ignore Supreme Court On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee disputed what he called the "notion of judicial supremacy" on Tuesday, arguing states would have the ...

Is a Marriage Equality Compromise Taking Shape at the Supreme Court?

Steve Sanders | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Steve Sanders

By splitting the question in this way, the Court appears to be saying that state-to-state marriage recognition could be a stand-alone issue under the Constitution, related to but distinct from marriage licensing and creation.

The Supreme Court's New Gay Marriage Case Tests MLK's Dream of True Equality

Lisa Bloom | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Lisa Bloom

How fitting that just before Martin Luther King Jr. weekend our Supreme Court justices agreed to decide whether our constitution requires all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriages. As Dr. King said the night before he died, "All we say to America is be true to what you said on paper." Equal means equal.

How The Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage Could Help The GOP

The New York Times | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The news Friday that the Supreme Court will rule on same-sex marriage brought elation from gays and lesbians who are hopeful the justic...

If The Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage In 2015, How Will Evangelicals Respond?

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 01.17.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Ten years after Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian Americans can be wed in 35 states and the Distr...

Kennedy Key Figure As Supreme Court Weighs Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - For nearly two decades, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been building t...

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Will Take Up Gay Marriage | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court may rule once and for all this year whether the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law gives ...

Supreme Court Rejects Louisiana Gay Marriage Case, Takes No Action On Four Others

Reuters | Lawrence Hurley | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, which is in the midst of deciding whether to take up the issue of gay marriage, on Monday decli...

Supreme Court Takes No Action On Pending Gay Marriage Cases

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took no action on five pending cases that could lead to a ruling on whether states ma...

Supreme Court To Meet Again On Hearing Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, who opted in October not to take up the ...

Marriage Equality Is a National Issue, And So the Time Has Come for Our National Court to Address It

Steve Sanders | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Steve Sanders

And so the time has come for the Supreme Court to step in. The campaign against marriage equality was mapped and executed at the national level, and it continues to impose harms and indignities on individuals and businesses that reverberate across state boundaries.

Gay Marriage Cases Teed Up For Supreme Court Justices' Action

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay marriage cases are on the Supreme Court's agenda with enough time for the issue to be argued and decided by late June. ...

Federal Judge Overturns Mississippi Same-Sex Marriage Ban

AP | Emily Wagster Pettus | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, but he is putting his order on hold for two weeks so th...

Supreme Court Declines To Put Gay Marriage On Hold In South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

The Supreme Court has declined to issue an emergency stay of same-sex marriages in South Carolina, according to WISTV. The ruling means marriage ap...

This Could Be The Deciding Case On Gay Marriage Nationwide

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The couple who challenged Michigan's ban on gay marriages are taking their battle to the U.S. Supreme Court with a case that seeks to legalize same-se...