Governor signs bill, slating marriages to start Dec. 2; Ill. governor to sign marriage bill next week, bringing marriage-equality state count to 16 By OSKAR GARCIA | Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill this week legalizing gay marriage, positioning the islands for more newlywed tourists. Abercrombie signed the bill Wednesday [...]
Nation’s high court rejects two gay-interest cases, but legal analysts expect court to hear others, even one on state marriage bans LISA KEEN | Keen News Service The U.S. Supreme Court rejected this week reviews of two lower court decisions of some interest to LGBT legal activists. But some gay-related cases could be on [...]
Men fighting to list husbands on death certificates join with other same-sex couples in similar cases AMANDA LEE MYERS | Associated Press CINCINNATI — A lawsuit seeking to have the out-of-state marriages of two gay Ohio couples recognized on death certificates has been expanded to include all similarly situated couples, despite a statewide ban on [...]
Same-sex couples challenge Neb. law banning gay foster parents LINCOLN, Neb. — Three same-sex couples plan to sue Nebraska because they say the state won’t allow them to become foster parents. The American Civil Liberties Union plans to hold a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss the lawsuit it plans to file on behalf of [...]
STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is leading a push in Washington to allow gay men to donate blood.
MINNEAPOLIS — Gay couples began tying the knot in Minnesota and Rhode Island on Thursday.
GILLIAN FLACCUS | Associated Press Jubilant gay and lesbian couples flocked to city halls and county courthouses across California to wed with pets, siblings and kids in tow as same-sex marriages resumed across the state following a five-year legal hiatus. Monday was the first chance for all but a handful of the state’s same-sex couples [...]
One gay legal expert calls high court’s decisions ‘nearly perfect,’ but impact unclear in states without marriage equality
Experts say next Monday, Thursday are most likely days for justices to hand down historic decisions in cases challenging DOMA, Prop 8 LISA KEEN | Keen News Service The U.S. Supreme Court will release decisions any day now in two high-profile cases involving marriage and same-sex couples. Historically, the court has favored releasing its most [...]
Legislature could become 1st in Midwest to approve same-sex nuptials — and 3rd in 2 weeks after victories in Delaware, Rhode Island Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — A pivotal vote Thursday in the Minnesota House positioned that state to become the 12th in the country to allow gay marriages and the first in the Midwest [...]