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Idaho Republican: Do Away With All Marriage Licenses Since Gay Ones Are Illegal

Iowa 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. [...]

It’s true that the government shouldn’t be able to tell clergy what they can or can’t do a ceremony. However, the wedding chapel owned by the two ministers here is a for-profit business, and so the city is saying they have to obey local anti-discrimination ordinances. So, who is in the right here? Alliance Defending [...]

Despite the fact that same-sex marriage is now legal in Nevada following the striking down of a ban on marriage equality earlier this month, some wedding chapels in Las Vegas are still refusing to perform same-sex weddings, citing “deeply-held personal beliefs” that the rule of law is null and void when confronted with the awesome [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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