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 [...]
LISA KEEN | Keen News Service Just minutes before the Delaware Senate was set to vote on its marriage equality bill Tuesday, a Democrat senator who had been quiet about how she would vote announced on her Facebook page that she was a yes. The announcement by Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, who represents Dover, the state [...]
Legislatures in Illinois, Rhode Island on track for final votes this month; one-third of Americans may soon live where gay nuptials are legal LISA KEEN | Keen News Service The race to become the 10th marriage-equality state just got more interesting, as both the Illinois and Rhode Island legislatures are on track to take final votes [...]
The U.S. Supreme Court took the marriage equality issue on a roller coaster ride Tuesday as it heard almost 90 minutes of argument in the case testing the constitutionality of California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth in a four-part series to prepare readers for what to expect March 26 and 27 when the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the marriage equality cases. LISA KEEN | Keen News Service Two of the LGBT civil rights movement’s most important cases come before the U.S. Supreme Court on [...]
Majority of amicus filings ask court to strike down DOMA, Prop 8 — which may signal rulings wouldn’t trigger Roe v. Wade-like fallout Editor’s Note: The following is the third in a four-part series to prepare readers for what to expect March 26 and 27 when the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the marriage equality cases. [...]