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Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

A federal judge in Alabama struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage Friday, calling it unconstitutional and harmful to children of gay couples. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile city said that there was no connection between prohibiting and not recognizing same-sex marriages and the state’s so-called goal of having more children raised […]

Up until now, the Supremos have been assiduously avoiding the issue — so the unexpected announcement that they are taking up the issue is a huge deal: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether all 50 states must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. The court’s announcement made it likely that it […]

BANGKOK — US politicians of all stripes are fond of condemning Vietnam’s poor human rights record. As one US Senator from Arkansas puts it, America has a “moral obligation” to stand up to oppression” in the communist nation. But when it comes to gay rights, conservative US states like Arkansas are actually lagging behind Hanoi. […]

Mexican authorities stopped what would have been their first gay marriage, claiming both parties were  “suffering from madness.” …two men, Víctor Manuel Aguirre and Víctor Fernando Urias, were about to become the first homosexual couple to tie the knot. The pair originally planned their wedding to take place in November 2014, but were forced to cancel […]

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel has ruled a ban on gay marriages unconstitutional. In an 11 a.m. hearing, Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel lifted the legal stay she had placed on her sweeping July decision declaring the ban discriminatory. Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin said same-sex marriages would begin at 2 p.m. Same-sex marriages performed out […]

Jeb Bush says marriage equality should be up to individual states. “It ought be a local decision. I mean, a state decision,” the former governor said Sunday in a brief interview. “The state decided. The people of the state decided. But it’s been overturned by the courts, I guess.” His comments were in line with […]

Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter says Idahoans believe marriage is between a man and a woman and they should have the right to made that the law. A ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in October struck down gay marriage bans in both Idaho and Nevada, paving the way for same-sex […]

(Reuters) – A federal judge in north Florida ruled on Thursday that county clerks statewide must issue marriage licenses to all same-sex couples who request them starting Jan. 6, the effective date of his decision to overturn Florida’s ban on gay matrimony as unconstitutional. The latest opinion by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle of Tallahassee […]

If you want to get married at the Duval (pictured), Baker or Clay county courthouses, you will no longer be able to, because marriages will no longer be performed there. These counties’ decision to end the long-standing tradition of courthouse wedding ceremonies is due, at least in part, to the continued debate over same-sex marriage […]

The U.S. Supreme Court will announce whether it will consider legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide as early as January. Supreme Court justices are to meet privately Jan. 9 to debate whether to review five marriage equality appeals, according to an update Tuesday of the court’s online docket. If the justices take on one of the five […]

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