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Another Judge Dumps Florida's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with ...

Judge Mulls Overturning Colorado Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and rejec...

Utah To Appeal Gay Marriage Ban Ruling With Supreme Court

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is going directly to the nation's highest court to challenge an appellate ruling that gay couples have a constitutional r...

Gay Marriages In Indiana Halted Days After Ban Struck Down

AP | By TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday put on hold a judge's order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban, bringing same-sex marria...

St. Louis Challenges Missouri Ban On Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis officials have challenged Missouri's constitutional ban on gay marriage by issuing four same-sex marriage licenses in a C...

Pennsylvania Republican Supports Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) came out in support of gay marriage on Wednesday in an interview with The Washington Post. "Life is too short to have the...

United Church of Christ Brings the Fight for Equality to North Carolina

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
Anthony Hatcher

The latest party to file a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina is the Cleveland-based United Church of Christ, marking the first time an entire religious denomination has joined a legal battle to repeal a statewide gay marriage ban.

North Dakota Is Now The Only State With An Unchallenged Gay Marriage Ban

AP | CARSON WALKER & KEVIN BURBACH | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Six couples filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to block South Dakota's gay marriage ban, leaving North Dakota as the ...

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 ...

Judge Rules Pennsylvania's Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge John Jones' decision in Whitew...

Idaho's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

A federal judge has ruled that Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The ruling, handed down by U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on...

Christian Denomination Sues North Carolina Over Gay Marriage Ban

Religion News Service | Yonat Shimron | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion

DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) The United Church of Christ sued the state of North Carolina on Monday (April 28) over its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage,...

You Say You Must Defend Gay Marriage Ban?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

KVOR guest host Jimmy Bensberg talked last weekwith Cynthia Coffman, who's running for Colorado Attorney General. CYNTHIA COFFMAN: Taking a page from ...

Mitch Albom Thinks Marriage Equality Undermines Marriage

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Lev Raphael

Yes, Mitch, we're better off. The state presented a pathetically juvenile and bigoted case and thanks to the judge's thoughtful and rigorous decision, anti-equality prejudice, bigotry and shoddy research were exposed.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban In Another State

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

Michigan's 10-year-old ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in Detroit. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's rul...

Refusing to Defend Unjust Laws: Prosecutorial Discretion or Prosecutorial Nullification?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Holder decries a law that is not only morally repugnant, as Johnson did, but also almost certainly unconstitutional. Defending such laws, as the Republican attorneys general claim they must do, may be a principled exercise of discretion, but a foolish and irrational one.

Ryan J. Reilly

How Scalia Helped Screw Texas' Case Against Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of the Western District of Texas struck down the Lone Star State's ban on gay marriage on Wednes...

Indiana State House Advances Constitutional Ban On Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

The Indiana House of Representatives approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage Tuesday in a 57-40 vote. While marriage equality is...

Indiana Lawmakers Weigh Constitutional Gay Marriage Ban

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

By Abdul-Hakim Shabazz INDIANAPOLIS, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Indiana lawmakers on Monday were considering a proposed state constitutional a...

Federal Judge Weighs Utah Gay Marriage Ban

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge should strike down Utah's same-sex marriage ban because the precedent has been set by the U.S. Supreme Court a...

Same-Sex Couples In Tennessee File Marriage Recognition Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

Four legally married same-sex couples living in Tennessee filed a lawsuit against the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in Nashville’s federal dist...

Groups Target State's 'Backward' Gay Marriage Ban

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS -- A coalition of businesses and activist groups who launched a push Wednesday to defeat an amendment that would write Indiana's same-sex...

Gay Marriage Ban Blocked At State's Highest Court

AP | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- California's highest court refused Tuesday to block the state from sanctioning same-sex marriages while it considers a petition argui...

ACLU To Challenge Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Markus Schmidt | Posted 09.08.2013 | DC

Two weeks after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia announced t...

Michigan Republican National Committeeman Promotes Anti-Gay Article

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

One Michigan Republican National Committeeman promoted an article’s claim that “part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their...