Posts tagged "Marriage Equality"
Supreme Court Blocks Marriage Equality in Virginia

Supreme Court Blocks Marriage Equality in Virginia

The US Supreme Court granted a request Wednesday that delays a decision that would have allowed same-sex couples to start getting married this week in Virginia.
Tennessee Judge Upholds Ban on Recognizing Legal Same-Sex Marriages

Tennessee Judge Upholds Ban on Recognizing Legal Same-Sex Marriages

A Tennessee state court last week broke away from a tide of court rulings in favor of marriage equality by upholding the state's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere.
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Marriage Equality in Virginia

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Marriage Equality in Virginia

In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday upheld a lower court decision overturning Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.
President Plans Expansion of Sick Leave For Same Sex Couples

President Plans Expansion of Sick Leave For Same Sex Couples

Today, the White House called for a major benefit expansion that would boost same-sex couples.
Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal court yesterday struck down Oregon’s state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, finding that the ban violated the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution. Minutes later, officials in Oregon began issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples who had been eagerly awaiting the decision, some having camped out in front of a Portland...
Arkansas Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down

Arkansas Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down

An Arkansas state judge struck down an Arkansas law and state constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Gay Marriage Ban

"Those in control of this state need to stop fighting the future. They must stop governing by fear. They must stop pretending there's some security blanket in laws that treat others unfairly."
Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Limit Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Limit Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a bill last week that would give states the power to decide whether to give married lesbian and gay couples the same federal benefits that heterosexual married couples receive.
Kansas Senate Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation

Kansas Senate Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation

If signed into law, HB 2453 would allow the refusal of government services to same-sex couples, as well as private services such as access to stores and medical services, making LGBTQ people effectively second-class citizens.
Judge Declares Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Judge Declares Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

"The plaintiffs ask for nothing more than to exercise a right that is enjoyed by the vast majority of Virginia's adult citizens."
Federal Court Hears Challenge to Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Federal Court Hears Challenge to Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Two same-sex couples in Texas have asked a federal judge to hear their case challenging the 2005 amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage. The couples will appear today in a San Antonio federal district court.
Justice Department Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in All Programs

Justice Department Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in All Programs

"As all-important as the fight against racial discrimination was then, and remains today, know this: My commitment to confronting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity runs just as deep.”
REPORT: While Marriage Equality Expands Nationwide, Other LGBT Needs Remain Unmet

REPORT: While Marriage Equality Expands Nationwide, Other LGBT Needs Remain Unmet

"While the past two years have shown incredible gains toward securing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, the LGBT movement still has a long way to go to achieve full equality and broad acceptance for LGBT people across the nation."
Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled late yesterday that Oklahoma's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages violates the US constitution.
US Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

US Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that it will recognize the approximately 1,300 marriages of same-sex couples who married in Utah in the past few weeks. The legal battle over same-sex marriage has been progressing quickly in Utah after US District Judge Robert Shelby ruled on December 20 that Utah’s ban on...
Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Same Sex Marriages in Utah

Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Same Sex Marriages in Utah

The Supreme Court issued a temporary order today blocking new same-sex marriages in Utah in order to allow more time for a federal appeals court to consider the issue.
Hawaii Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Hawaii Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill

"We have moved into a new era of Aloha for same-sex couples, who can now share in the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
New Mexico Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Marriage Equality

New Mexico Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Marriage Equality

Although the Court has not expressed when it will make its decision, it will allow same-sex marriages to continue pending the outcome.
Same-Sex Couples Marry in New Jersey

Same-Sex Couples Marry in New Jersey

"I know some political leaders think it's too soon. But civil rights always come too soon for those in a position of power and never soon enough for those who have been denied, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
New Jersey Court Orders State to Allow Gay Marriage

New Jersey Court Orders State to Allow Gay Marriage

Judge Mary Jacobson of the State Superior Court in Mercer County found that denying marriage equality to same-sex couples violated the New Jersey state constitution.