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Gay Marriage Now Legal In Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) – Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors were a couple for 50 years before they told friends and family about their relationship. They kept it secret to avoid the hostility that they saw lesbians and gay men endure throughout much of their lifetime. Six years after they revealed their relationship, the partners witnessed something [...]

A ruling by a federal judge opens the way for marriage equality in Alaska. Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. District Court for Alaska made the ruling after hearing oral arguments on Friday challenging the state’s 16-year-old ban, saying it added to discrimination already faced by gay and lesbian people every day. “Alaska’s denial of [...]

Just a few minutes after U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. issued a ruling shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Friday striking down the North Carolina ban on same-sex marriage several couples were issued marriage licenses and made it official. So many rushed to take advantage of the ruling that no one is quite [...]

Here’s what happened: The Ninth Circuit recently heard challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada, who, for the purposes of convenience, had combined both of their challenges into a single case. In two different rulings, the federal appellate court struck down both of these states’ bans, allowing same-sex marriage in Idaho and Nevada, [...]

Law and order conservative Mike Huckabee doesn’t like how the Supreme Court is ruling, so he is urging governors to ignore its rulings. In an interview with Iowa-based conservative talk show host Steve Deace on Monday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee repeated his recommendation that governors simply ignore the Supreme Court’s decision to let stand lower [...]

Justice Anthony Kennedy has blocked the ruling that allows gay marriages in Idaho. Nevada and Idaho had joined the growing number of states where same-sex marriage is legal when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that gay couples’ equal protection rights were violated by the gay marriage bans in both states. In [...]

Even though the Supreme Court agreed to let states decide, something conservatives usually support, Mike Huckabee says he’s incensed by SCOTUS’s decision to do so. Huckabee declared that “I am utterly exasperated with Republicans and the so-called leadership of the Republicans who have abdicated on this issue,” warning that by doing so the GOP will “guarantee [...]

Because the Supreme Court remanded decisions on gay marriage back to the states, refusing to hear cases on the issue, Ted Cruz would like a constitutional amendment allowing states to ban gay marriage. Never mind that letting states decide for themselves, without federal intervention, is what Cruz and many conservatives claim to stand for. The [...]

The Supreme Court has decided not to hear any of the proposed cases  on gay marriage. The decision lets gay marriage stand in five states where it had been denied pending a high court decision. By rejecting appeals in cases involving Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana, the court left intact lower-court rulings that had [...]

Melissa Klein’s business couldn’t sustain itself once word got out that she wouldn’t serve gay couples. The free market is a bitch. In January 2013, Sweet Cakes By Melissa refused service to a lesbian couple looking for a wedding cake. The subsequent fallout included national media attention and a state investigation for anti-gay discrimination — [...]

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