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Justice Hints That Supreme Court Is Divided On Whether To Hear Gay Marriage Cases

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas suggested Thursday that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the just...

Gay Marriage Advocates Target U.S. Supreme Court After Loss

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Gay marriage supporters in four states where bans on same-sex nuptials were upheld by...

Marriage Showdown Looms

AP | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — The march toward gay marriage across the U.S. hit a roadblock Thursday when a federal appeals court upheld laws against the practi...

Jennifer Bendery

Idaho Governor Vows To Keep Fighting Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) vowed Thursday to keep fighting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in his state, even as ...

Puerto Rico Judge Could Provoke U.S. Supreme Court Marriage Ruling (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 10.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-10-27-ScreenShot20141027at5.33.05PMSMALL.jpgAs recently as last week, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg was nonchalantly dismissing the need for the court to weigh in on marriage. Because lower federal courts are all in agreement that marriage bans are unconstitutional, she explained, there's no need for the justices to intercede. But that may (or may not) change now that a judge in Puerto Rico has upheld a marriage ban.

Sam Stein

Secrecy, Struggle And Enduring Love: How 3 Gay Couples Made It To Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 11 states by declining to hear challenges to lower court rulings...

Court Says It Mistakenly Blocked Same-Sex Marriage In Nevada

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court spokeswoman says Justice Anthony Kennedy mistakenly blocked the start of same-sex marriage in Nevada in an order...

Supreme Court Justice Allows Same-Sex Marriage To Begin In Nevada, Keeps Idaho On Hold

AP | KIMBERLEE KRUESI and KIMBERLY PIERCEALL | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The uncertainty over gay marriage spread across the West on Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court allowed same-sex couples in Nevada t...

'Lost Rights Cause Harm Each Day': The Costs of the Supreme Court's Refusal to Hear a Same-Sex Marriage Case

Nancy Leong | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Nancy Leong

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court surprised many by declining to hear appeals from decisions in five states striking down bans on same-sex marriage. As advocates of same-sex marriage cheer the march of progress, it's important not to lose sight of the fact that marriage equality affects individuals.

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

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 12.07.2014 | 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...

Sam Stein

60 Percent Of Americans Soon Will Live In States With Marriage Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday set the United States on a historic civil rights path, paving the way for the majority of Americans to resid...

Supreme Court Rejects Gay Marriage Appeals From 5 States

AP | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immedi...

Supreme Court Term Carries Expectations For Gay Marriage Hearing

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court term that is starting with a lack of headline-grabbing cases may end with a blockbuster that helps define the lega...

All Eyes Turn to the U.S. Supreme Court

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 11.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Stuart Gaffney

Today the Supreme Court is scheduled to discuss seven petitions from five different states urging it to decide on the constitutionality of state laws excluding same-sex couples from marriage on a nationwide basis. No one knows if it will decide whether to take any of the cases at this time or defer its decision until a future conference this fall.

Supreme Court Adds Gay Marriage To Agenda

AP | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has formally added gay marriage cases to the justices' agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29. ...

Supreme Court Puts Hold On Same-Sex Marriages In Virginia

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay ...

Utah Gay Couples Ask Supreme Court To Weigh In On Same-Sex Marriage

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even though they won at the appellate court, attorneys for three Utah gay and lesbian couples plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Cou...

Still Married in Pennsylvania: PA Constitutional Ban Struck Down and Marriage Is Re-Defined

Janet Mason | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

I gave my friend a high five, kissed my partner (now my legal partner/spouse), and as we drove home, we joked about putting a sign and a trail of tin cans on the back of our car.

One Supreme Court Justice's Rulings Have Been Key Spark For Gay Marriage Movement

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pro-gay rights rulings of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have been a key spark in the march toward legalized gay marria...

What Ping the Duck, Duck Dynasty, Same-Sex Marriage in Utah, and Most of the Rest of Us Have in Common

Janet Mason | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

What the Duck Dynasty controversy illustrates most strongly is that we are more alike than different. Racism and homophobia and sexism all have things in common.

Married With Benefits in Montgomery County PA: Same-Sex Marriage As Real As It Gets

Janet Mason | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

Montgomery County began issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples last month when a lesbian couple contacted the County through their lawyer and said they would like to get married.

WATCH: DOMA Attorney Reflects On Historic Victory

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in the historic case that resulted in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) being overturned, came ...

The Arc of the Moral Universe: Same-sex Marriage

Bob Burnett | Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Bob Burnett

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans have come out of the closet and in many places been allowed to live normal lives. It's a tribute to the leadership of the LGBT movement that so much has been accomplished in such a (relatively) short amount of time.

Big SCOTUS Ruling Prompts Fights In States

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists plan to ask a New Jersey judge on Wednesday to declare same-sex marriag...

Gay Marriage Victories Draw Big Crowds For Gay Pride Celebrations

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York and other major U.S. cities to celebrate what once was unimagi...