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Biblical Marriage: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

In light of the recent resignations of two North Carolina magistrates, explained by their religious convictions that same-sex marriage is a sin or desecrates the "holy institution established by God Himself," I would like to offer a few points of clarification to the overall discourse.

These States Still Won't Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative officials in some of the six states where Supreme Court action this week likely cleared the way for same-sex weddi...

Ryan J. Reilly

Louisiana Gay Marriage Ban Upheld By Federal Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bucking a nationwide trend, a federal judge in Louisiana upheld a state ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, writing that "any right t...

Gay Married in Indiana for 7 Hours, But Will It Count?

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Timmerman

J.R. and Cory were legally married until that afternoon when an emergency stay was put in place that made same-sex marriage no longer legal in Indiana. In the eyes of the law their marriage was less than ours.

Court Halts Gay Marriages In Colorado County

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Supreme Court ordered Boulder County to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while an appeal from the state attorn...

Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Monday that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The 2-1 ruling upheld a p...

Another Judge Dumps Florida's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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 07.27.2014 | 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...