All the latest news about same-sex marriage!
A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County,
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A new study revealed this week that if gay marriage was legalized in Texas, it would generate at minimum $14.8 million in sales tax revenue to state and local governments and as much as $181.6 million.
At least 20 friend of the court briefs have been filed in appeals of rulings overturning gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, including one by a group of churches and another by 10 states' attorneys general.
Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.
A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause doesn't cover sexual orientation the same way it does gender discrimination and there's no fundamental right for gay couples to marry.
Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple have turned to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married.
A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.
The Minneapolis attorney representing the seven same-sex couples challenging North Dakota's gay marriage ban is asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue a ruling.
A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Attorneys for same-sex couples challenging Indiana's gay marriage ban are objecting to the state's request that all 10 members of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hear the case.
Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) announced his support for same-sex marriage on Monday even though he is Christian and believes in "traditional" marriage.
A Denver federal judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday from six gay couples seeking to overturn Colorado's same-sex marriage ban.
A Florida Keys judge who last week ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional refused Monday to allow gay couples to begin marrying in Monroe County, citing a pending appeal by the state attorney general.
Gay couples challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state's request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case.
Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
Two northwestern Pennsylvania women want a judge to validate their marriage, which occurred with a license issued by a rogue county clerk before this year's landmark decision that nixed a state law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Nearly two dozen gay rights activists who were arrested after they blocked doorways in the Idaho Statehouse are set to be sentenced in Boise's 4th District Court.
The attorney for a gay couple is asking a Florida Keys judge to lift a stay in his ruling that Florida's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
A Methodist minister ousted and then reinstated after presiding over his son's gay marriage says the church is appealing his refrocking.
More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah must wait longer for state benefits after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state a stay on an order requiring it to recognize the marriages.
Colorado's Supreme Court on Friday ordered Denver's clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while while the state's ban against the unions remains in place.
Gay rights groups are planning celebrations across the state after a federal appeals court ruled Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
An attorney for Tulsa County's clerk says he disagrees with a federal appeals court that struck down Oklahoma's ban against same-sex marriage.
State same-sex marriage bans have been falling around the country since June 2013, when the nation's highest court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages.
A board has maintained a policy preventing same-sex couples and others without valid Ohio wedding licenses from renting the Ohio Statehouse and its grounds for weddings and receptions.
A federal appeals court on Friday ruled Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, marking the second time it has found the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage.
A new Connecticut Supreme Court ruling is adding to the debate on whether gay marriage rights should be applied retroactively and qualify same-sex couples for rights and benefits for which they weren't entitled before state laws allowed them to marry.
Montana's attorney general asked a federal court Thursday to uphold the state's constitutional same-sex marriage ban in response to a lawsuit that seeks to overturn it.
Utah has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to extend a stay that's preventing more than 1,000 same-sex couples from getting state benefits.
A judge in the Florida Keys overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday after a legal challenge by gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens.
A Mississippi mayor has joined hundreds of others across the country to publicly support same sex marriage.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office is urging an appeals court to reject arguments that the state should have to recognize gay marriage, saying that decision should be left to voters.
Connecticut's highest court ruled Wednesday that some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the state's approvals of civil unions in 2005 and gay marriage in 2008, a decision that gay rights supporters call the first of its kind in the country.
Democrats in the Wisconsin state Senate are asking Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to drop defense of the state's gay marriage ban.
Wisconsin attorneys want all 10 judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to consider upholding the state's gay marriage ban.
A Catholic organization has decided to cut off long-standing funding to a Portland, Oregon, immigrant rights group over its affiliation with an organization that supports same-sex marriage.
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Pastors on Tuesday called on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to defend that state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the face of lawsuits from same-sex couples in the state and around the country.
Colorado's attorney general said Monday that it's only a matter of time until gay marriage is legal in his state, but he'll continue to defend his state's ban on the practice all the way to the state Supreme Court.
Another round of legal wrangling over the future of gay marriage in Colorado is scheduled Tuesday in Denver, this time in federal court.
Pastors from across the state will rally to call on Gov. Pat McCrory to defend traditional marriage before a Court of Appeals judge is set to rule on the issue.
A federal appeals court in Chicago will hear arguments in challenges of gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana's on Aug. 13.
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A judge on Monday refused to stop a Denver clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex, despite a still-active ban against the practice.
In an interview with ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stated that the Justice Department will urge the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a lower-court rulings overturning statewide bans on same-sex marriage.
Indiana's attorney general wants more than three appellate judges to decide the fate of the state's gay marriage ban.
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Dozens more gay couples received marriage licenses in Colorado on Friday as a third county began granting them in the midst of a legal fight to resolve the issue for good.
More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who married in Utah after the state same-sex marriage ban was overturned could get benefits in 10 days after a favorable ruling from a federal appeals court.
Attorneys on Friday asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to step in on behalf of hundreds of same-sex couples who were wed before a federal appeals court stayed an order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban.
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A federal judge says civil rights advocates' request to lift a stay on gay marriages in Wisconsin is moot.
A third Colorado county began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Friday even though the legal fight is far from resolved in the state.
Wisconsin's attorney general on Thursday appealed a federal judge's ruling from last month striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional.
Technically, their state still does not recognize gay marriages. But that hasn't stopped hundreds of gay Coloradans from getting marriage licenses from two county clerks who argue they still have the legal right to provide them to loving couples.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she still supports a Senate-passed bill to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.
A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban can continue, a judge ruled Thursday.
Equality Illinois survey finds new same-sex marriages and civil union conversions in every corner of the state.
Pressure is growing for gay marriage to be legalized in Colorado after a judge ruled the state's 8-year-old ban on it was unconstitutional and a county clerk argued in court that she should be allowed to already issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced its unconditional support for the overturning of bans on same-sex marriage in Florida.
Indiana won't recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed before a federal court halted a lower-court's decision to lift the state's gay marriage ban, the governor's office said Wednesday.
Utah's decision to ask the nation's highest court to review a federal appeals court ruling in favor of gay marriage nudges the issue closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A U.S. Supreme Court justice has rejected a Pennsylvania county clerk's bid to stop gay marriages in the state while she tries to get standing in a legal case to stop them permanently.
A judge in Colorado has struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
Utah is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that found states must allow gay couples to marry.
A federal judge will not speed up the briefing schedule in the American Civil Liberties Union request that she lift a stay on gay marriages in Wisconsin.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s office is telling state agencies act as if no gay marriages had been performed during three days following a federal court order.
The Minneapolis attorney representing the six same-sex couples challenging South Dakota’s gay marriage ban is asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue a ruling.
Same-sex marriage advocates plan to deliver a petition with thousands of signatures to the Utah governor’s mansion in Salt Lake City on Wednesday to push for recognition of gay couples.
Attorneys for same-sex couples fighting to have their marriages recognized in Ohio are urging a federal appeals court to strike down the state’s gay marriage ban, arguing that it’s unconstitutional and demeaning.
A showdown over gay marriage licenses in Colorado could be resolved Wednesday.
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Claiming that she is not presenting a "vigorous defense" in the cases against Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, Mat Staver of the SPLC designated anti-gay hate group Liberty Counsel, is calling for state Attorney General Pam Bondi to step down.
Lawyers for Arizona and a group of gay and lesbian couples who sued over the state’s ban on same-sex marriage want a judge to decide the case without a trial.
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California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today that brings state law in line with court rulings that recognize marriage for same-sex couples.
A Pennsylvania county clerk has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend a federal ruling that allows gay couples to marry in the state.
Saying further delays are pointless, Colorado’s openly gay lawmakers Thursday called for the state’s same-sex marriage ban to be declared unconstitutional and for such a ruling to be effective immediately.
Kansas legislators will face renewed pressure next year to provide additional legal protections to gay marriage opponents who want to avoid accommodating same-sex couples for religious reasons.
A Pulaski County judge says lawyers who challenged Arkansas’ gay marriage ban must wait until the state Supreme Court decides the case before they can ask that the government pay their fees.
State officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging North Dakota’s constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage, despite a wave of court decisions in other states striking down such bans.
Colorado’s Democratic Gov. and Republican AG asked a federal court Wednesday to issue an injunction declaring the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
The Indiana attorney general’s office says county clerks who issued marriage licenses last week to same-sex couples should not grant any more of those licenses.
Attorneys for gay couples and the state of Florida are squaring off at a hearing on a lawsuit challenging Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage as a significant milestone, though matrimonies won’t begin in earnest there anytime soon.
A federal appeals court has ordered Indiana to recognize the marriage of a lesbian couple on the death certificate that is issued when one terminally ill partner dies.
An international conservative group that opposes homosexuality is planning its first worldwide conference in the U.S. next year - a four-day gathering in Utah, a state that has become a focal point in the gay marriage movement.
A federal judge in Kentucky has struck down the state’s ban on same-sex couples getting licenses and marrying in the state.
Colorado’s attorney general has ordered the Boulder County clerk to stop issuing gay-marriage licenses by Tuesday.
A federal appeals court says it will consider Nevada’s gay marriage ban on Sept. 8.
The clock is ticking on a showdown between Colorado’s Republican attorney general and a county clerk who has been issuing gay-marriage licenses.
Missouri’s constitutional ban on gay marriage is being challenged in court by two same-sex couples who say they were denied marriage licenses in Kansas City.
The federal judge who struck down Indiana’s gay marriage ban says he’s well aware his decision upset some people, but says federal judges can’t let public opinion affect their decisions.
Sir Elton John told Sky News last weekend that he believes Jesus Christ would back same-sex marriage.
Support for marriage equality in the deep South continued to grow last week when Mitch Landrieu, Democratic mayor of New Orleans publicly endorsed same-sex marriage.
It could be months before same-sex couples who were married during the three days it was legal to do so in Indiana know whether their unions are valid.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed an objection to Indiana’s request for an emergency stay of a federal judge’s order striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis is condemning a city move challenging Missouri’s constitutional ban on gay marriage by issuing same-sex marriage licenses to four couples.
As the Boulder County Clerk continues to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples in defiance of Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage, a state senator was one of the 30 couples line-up to legally tie the knot.
Indiana conservatives who thought the definition of marriage was largely settled two decades ago regrouped Thursday following a federal court ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban.
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One year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pair of landmark rulings, one striking down the statute that denied federal recognition to same-sex marriages and the other clearing the way for gay couples to wed legally in California.
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The first ruling by a federal appeals court that states can’t prevent gay couples from marrying makes it more likely the Supreme Court will ultimately have to make a decision it has so far avoided: do states have the ability to prohibit same-sex marriage?
Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday announced her support for gay marriage for the first time after getting an endorsement from the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy organization in her bid for re-election.
A spokeswoman for Kansas City’s mayor says he would take actions similar to that of his St. Louis counterpart on same-sex marriage - if the city’s charter allowed it.
Nassau County conservatives "don’t care what the law is" and have forced the local Republican Committee to rescind the party’s endorsement for a State Assembly candidate who performed legal same-sex weddings while mayor of a tiny Long Island town.
Colorado’s Boulder County is issuing more same-sex marriage licenses after a federal appeals court ruled against Utah’s gay marriage ban.
Gay marriage supporters want a federal judge to deny Indiana’s request that he stay his order striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The city of St. Louis has challenged the state of Missouri’s constitutional ban on gay marriage by issuing four same-sex marriage licenses in a City Hall ceremony.
Wednesday’s gay marriage ruling contained two historic firsts.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled for the first time that states cannot prevent gay couples from marrying. Here are some quotes from and about that decision.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled for the first time that states must allow gay couples to marry. Here are some quotes from and about that decision:
Utah’s attorney general plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a ruling Wednesday that found states must allow gay couples to marry.
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State same-sex marriage bans have been falling around the country since June 2013, when the nation’s highest court ordered the federal government to recognize gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges to overturn them.
A federal appeals court for the first time says a state cannot prevent gay people from getting married.
A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether Louisiana must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.
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The state denies its laws on marriage curb the constitutional rights of five same-sex couples suing over Alaska’s gay marriage ban.
Lawmakers in Luxembourg, whose prime minister is openly gay, overwhelmingly approved changes in the small European nation’s legislation governing marriage on Wednesday that will allow people of the same sex to wed and to adopt children.
An upcoming update for the popular PlayStation and PC game, "Final Fantasy XIV," will allow players to enter into same-sex marriages after the game’s officials initially decided to exclude gay marriage.
The federal judge who is putting a stop to gay marriages in Wisconsin says it was a difficult decision.
A federal judge’s lengthy deliberations on whether to stay his ruling recognizing a same-sex Indiana couple’s marriage could signal that a broader decision is coming, legal experts say.
Two Portage County residents that weren’t able to get married because their county clerk refused to grant licenses to same-sex couples are disappointed a judge halted them statewide.
A federal judge on Friday put same-sex marriages in Wisconsin on hold, a week after she struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, a move that allowed more than 500 couples to wed over the last eight days.
Both sides of the fight over same-sex marriages in Wisconsin are headed back to federal court for a hearing that could determine whether the weddings can continue.
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