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Judge Overturns Montana’s Gay Marriage Ban

Add Montana to the states that now have marriage equality, making it the 34th state to do so. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris’ order was effective immediately. “Montana no longer can deprive Plaintiffs and other same-sex couples of the chance to marry their loves. This Court recognizes that not everyone will celebrate this outcome,” […]

The Supreme Court says same-sex marriages can take place in Kansas while the state fights it in court. A federal district judge last week blocked the state from enforcing its ban, saying it was in keeping with an earlier ruling by the federal appeals court that oversees Kansas that struck down bans in Oklahoma and […]

A federal appeals court upheld gay marriage bans in four states, making it likely that the Supreme Court will weigh in. Breaking ranks with other federal courts around the country, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that states have the right to set rules for marriage and that changing a definition that […]

Kansas is being blocked from enforcing its ban on same-sex marriage. The action follows last month’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand lower-court rulings that declared such prohibitions unconstitutional. In his 38-page opinion, U.S. District Court judge Daniel Crabtree ruled that the Kansas ban likewise violated the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal […]

Idaho Republican State Senator Steve Vick says all marriage licenses should be eliminated if gays can get them. He proclaimed, “If we’re not allowed to determine the standards for a marriage license, then maybe we should just not issue them.” The senator says these are the kind of things states must consider since the will of […]

Former head of Operation Rescue and head of the current Operation Save America thinks he’s saving America by crashing gay weddings in North Carolina. The North Carolina-based pastor, who is the father of Religious Right activists David and Jason Benham, reportedly disrupted several weddings at the Mecklenburg County and Courts Office in Charlotte last week. […]

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, […]

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