Gay Marriage



Oregon Gay Marriage Lawyers Awarded Legal Fees

By | Friday Aug 22, 2014
A federal judge has approved more than $133,000 in legal fees to one group of lawyers in Oregon's gay marriage case.

US Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage Ban

By Curt Anderson | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.

Judge: Ind. Gov. Contradicted Himself on Gay Marriage

By | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
A federal judge has taken Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to task, saying Pence told the court he had no power to enforce Indiana's gay marriage ban and then ordered executive agencies to do so following court rulings.

Vegas Offering All But Marriage to LGBT Tourists

By Michelle Rindels | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they - and their money - are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.

Conversation Counts: Making the Most Out of a Consultation with Your Wedding Florist

By EDGE | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Starbright Floral Design explains how from boutonnieres to table settings, an early consultation with your floral arrangement team can give your wedding the perfect flowers while keeping everything on time, in season and within your budget.

Indiana Told to Honor Other States' Gay Marriages

By Ken Kusmer | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue.

Virginia Prepares for Possibility of Gay Marriage

By Brock Vergakis | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.

Couples: Deny Stay in Arkansas Gay Marriage Case

By | Monday Aug 18, 2014
Lawyers representing couples who are challenging Arkansas' gay-marriage ban are asking the state Supreme Court to deny the state's request to delay proceedings until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a similar same-sex marriage case.

Organizers Plan for 80K Attending NC Gay Pride Day

By | Sunday Aug 17, 2014
Organizers are expecting more than 80,000 people to attend the annual Charlotte gay pride festival and parade in downtown Charlotte.

Arizona Gay Couple Want Judge to OK Marriage

By | Saturday Aug 16, 2014
A gay couple from southern Arizona wants a federal judge to immediately order the state to recognize their marriage because one of the men is terminally ill.

Opponents Seek Delay in Virginia Gay Marriage Case

By | Friday Aug 15, 2014
Attorneys representing a county clerk in northern Virginia have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a circuit court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

Gay Marriage Backers Ask Judge for Quick NC Ruling

By | Friday Aug 15, 2014
Gay marriage advocates want a federal judge to quickly overturn North Carolina's ban on same-sex unions after an appeals court ruling to overturn a similar prohibition in Virginia.

Charleston Businesses Support 'Big, Gay' Wedding

By Seanna Adcox | Friday Aug 15, 2014
Gay rights activists hope a "Big, Gay 'I Do'" wedding celebration in Charleston shows the dollars South Carolina's businesses are losing to the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Gay Marriages Could Begin by Next Week in Va.

By Michael Felberbaum | Friday Aug 15, 2014
A federal appeals court appears to have cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia as early as next week, but that could be put on hold indefinitely if the nation's highest court intervenes.

Anthony Bourdain Speaks Out for Marriage Equality

By EDGE | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a video ad featuring Emmy Award-winning chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain for the group's Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

Honeymoon in the Sunshine State

By EDGE | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
A rainbow of opportunity awaits in the Sunshine State. From crystal-blue waters to luxurious spas, decadent dining to red-hot nightlife, Florida makes for a perfect honeymoon destination year-round.

Together 48 Years, Couple Fights NC Marriage Ban

By Michael Biesecker | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
The story of the lead plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of same-sex relationships.

Gay Marriages Could Begin in Va., Barring Delay

By Michael Felberbaum | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
A federal appeals court appears to have cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia as early as next week, but that could be put on hold indefinitely if the nation's highest court intervenes.

Mississippi's Same-Sex Couples to Record Licenses

By | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
Advocates for same-sex couples say couples in eight Mississippi counties will record their out-of-state marriage licenses Wednesday at their local Chancery Court offices.

Delay Denied in Ruling on Va. Gay Marriage Ban

By Michael Felberbaum | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

Minn. State Rep. Turns Back Challenge Over Gay Marriage

By | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
State Rep. Jenifer Loon, the second-ranking Republican in the Minnesota House, has survived a primary challenge brought on by her vote in favor of gay marriage.

New Study: Legal Gay Marriage in Mich. Would Bring in Over $53 Million in 3 Years

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
If same-sex marriage were to be legalized in Michigan, it would bring in $53.2 million to the state's economy over three years, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

Court Extends Timeline on Attorney-Fee Request

By | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
A federal appeals court says it will wait to decide whether attorneys' fees should be awarded in a lawsuit challenging Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage.

Same-Sex Tennessee Couple Lose Bid for Divorce

By | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
An East Tennessee judge has declined to recognize the Iowa marriage of two men in his courtroom for a divorce.

Indiana Asks Court to Overturn Gay Marriage Ruling

By | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
Attorneys who want a federal appeals court to overrule a judge who threw out Indiana's gay marriage ban say there's no constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.

Challenge to Mo. Gay Marriage Ban Heads to Court

By | Monday Aug 11, 2014
A legal challenge to Missouri's gay marriage ban returns to court in St. Louis.

Nebraska Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unwavering

By Margery A. Beck | Monday Aug 11, 2014
As state bans on same-sex marriages fall across the country, some Nebraska officials are holding strong to that state's status of having one of the nation's most restrictive laws.

Pa. Bridal Shop: No Wedding Gowns of Lesbian Couple

By | Monday Aug 11, 2014
A bridal store's refusal to sell wedding gowns to a same-sex couple is stirring debate in a central Pennsylvania town.

Ring Them Bells! Naper Settlement's Charming Wedding Venue

By David Toussaint | Monday Aug 11, 2014
Looking to get hitched in a charming venue that offers modern amenities, local history and nearby hotels, dining and nightlife? Look no further than Naperville Settlement's Century Memorial Chapel.

Fla. Wants US Supreme Court to Decide Gay Marriage

By | Friday Aug 8, 2014
Florida's attorney general is asking state courts to stop considering same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether states have the right to ban gay marriage.

Va. Gay Marriage Fight Closer to Supreme Court

By | Friday Aug 8, 2014
The fight over gay marriage in Virginia is one step closer to being heard by the Supreme Court.

Missouri Gay Marriage Case Moved to Federal Court

By | Thursday Aug 7, 2014
A federal judge will hear a lawsuit challenging Missouri's ban on gay marriage after state Attorney General Chris Koster intervened in the case and moved it out of state court.

Utah Couples Ask Supreme Court to Hear Appeal

By Brady McCombs | Thursday Aug 7, 2014
Even though they won at the appellate court, attorneys for three Utah gay and lesbian couples plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take Utah's appeal of a favorable gay marriage ruling.

Wis. Gay Marriage Supporters Launch Website as Arguments Loom in Federal Cases

By | Thursday Aug 7, 2014
Gay rights advocates are starting a website to build support for same-sex marriage in Wisconsin.

NOM Will Never Go Away, Says NOM

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Aug 7, 2014
The leader of the National Organization for Marriage, a group hell bent on banning marriage equality in the U.S., said in an interview in the Guardian this week that his group will never go away -- even if the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage.

Judge: Sky Didn't Fall Where Gay Marriage is Legal

By | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
A federal appeals judge hearing arguments about gay marriage bans in four states says "it doesn't look like the sky has fallen in" in other states that allow same-sex marriage.

Summary of Gay Marriage Cases Before Appeals Court

By | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Wednesday on six gay marriage fights from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee on Wednesday, setting the stage for one ruling.

First 'Gay Nuptials' Expo Planned on the Heels of Florida's Marriage Equality Battle

By EDGE | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
As the battle for marriage equality continues to gain traction in South Florida's courts, gay and lesbian couples, as well as the wedding industry, are preparing for the big day.

Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban Lands at Supreme Court

By | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.

Officials Ask Courts to Suspend Ark. Gay Marriage Case

By Andrew DeMillo | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Arkansas officials asked a federal judge and the state Supreme Court Wednesday to suspend lawsuits challenging the state's gay marriage ban while a similar case is pending before the nation's highest court.

Group Submits 2,300 Pro-Gay Marriage Signatures

By | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Proponents of allowing gay marriage in Wyoming say they've delivered more than 2,300 signatures asking Gov. Matt Mead to quit defending a law that says marriage can only unite a man and a woman.

Target Publicly Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

By | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that have taken a stand on same-sex unions.

Gay Marriage Cases in Ohio Draw Activists

By Lisa Cornwell | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
A 61-year-old man who says he wants to show that gay couples share the same values as heterosexual ones has camped out overnight outside a federal courthouse in Cincinnati to secure a courtroom seat for oral arguments over bans on same-sex marriage.

Court Hearing Gay Marriage Arguments From 4 States

By Amanda Lee Myers | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in six gay marriage fights from four states - Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee - in the biggest such session on the issue so far.

First Gay Marriage Appeal Awaits US Supreme Court

By | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has its first gay marriage case awaiting it when justices return in October.

Plaintiffs Oppose Stay of Va. Gay Marriage Ruling

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
The plaintiffs in a court case challenging Virginia's same-sex marriage ban want a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to occur before the U.S. Supreme Court can rule on the issue.

Challenges to Gay Marriage Bans: Where They Stand

By | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
Gay couples can marry in 19 states and the District of Columbia. A look at where cases pending in other states stand.

Gay Marriage Arguments Flooding Federal Courts

By Amanda Lee Myers | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
Federal appeals courts covering nearly half the United States will soon hear arguments on whether gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry, part of a slew of cases putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict.

Gay Marriage Arguments Flooding Federal Courts

By Amanda Lee Myers | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
Federal appeals courts covering nearly half the United States will soon hear arguments on whether gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry, part of a slew of cases putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict.

Attorneys Seek Fees in Oklahoma Gay Marriage Case

By | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
The attorneys for two lesbian couples who challenged Oklahoma's ban on same-sex have requested that Tulsa County cover their legal fees.

Alef Bet by Paula's Jewish Wedding Bands

By EDGE | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
One beautiful tradition says that a Jewish wedding band should be simple and unbroken. A smooth ring portends an untroubled life, and the continuity of the Jewish wedding rings represents the hope for an everlasting marriage.

Michigan Gay Marriage Arguments This Week in Federal Court

By | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
The city where same-sex marriage will be argued this week before federal appeals judges has been the scene before of heated debate over gay rights.

ACLU: Wis. Gay Marriage Ban has No 'Legitimate Purpose'

By Todd Richmond | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
Wisconsin's gay marriage ban denies same-sex couples legal protections and serves no legitimate government purpose, the ACLU argued Monday in a brief asking a federal appeals court to preserve a ruling that struck down the prohibition.

Couples Ask Ark. Justices Seeking Re-election to Recuse in Marriage Case

By Andrew DeMillo | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
Same-sex couples challenging Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Monday asked any state Supreme Court justices who plan on seeking re-election to recuse themselves, arguing a legislative resolution supporting the prohibition could sway their opinion.

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down For Fla. County

By Jennifer Kay | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
A third judge in Florida has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a single county but stayed his decision Monday pending an appeal.

First Responders Support Gay Marriage in Indiana

By | Monday Aug 4, 2014
Dozens of Indiana firefighters, police officers and emergency medical workers say a federal appeals court should uphold same-sex marriage in Indiana and Wisconsin for the sake of the families of gay first responders.

States' Gay Marriage Bans Face Largest Attack Yet

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Aug 4, 2014
The broadest attack yet on states' gay marriage bans will be Wednesday in a packed courtroom in downtown Cincinnati, where lawyers challenging four states' prohibitions will stand shoulder to shoulder

S.C. Gubernatorial Candidate: Time to Stop Defending Marriage Ban

By | Sunday Aug 3, 2014
Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic challenger says South Carolina should "pause" in defending against a legal challenge to the state's gay marriage ban, while a Republican state Senate leader says he believes the end of the ban is inevitable.

Ohio's Gay Marriage Debate Goes Beyond Courtroom

By Ann Sanner | Saturday Aug 2, 2014
The debate over Ohio's ban on gay marriage extends beyond the courtroom to libraries, community centers, living rooms and city streets.

Stay Sought in Ruling on Va. Gay Marriage Ban

By Steve Szkotak | Saturday Aug 2, 2014
A county court clerk in northern Virginia on Friday sought to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

Candidates for Governor Differ on Gay Marriage Ban

By | Friday Aug 1, 2014
Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic challenger says South Carolina should 'pause' in defending a lawsuit trying to overturn the state's gay marriage ban.

Minnesota Gay Marriage Law Reaches Anniversary

By | Friday Aug 1, 2014
It's been a year since Minnesota's gay and lesbian couples got the right to legally marry.

Ginsburg: High Court Won't 'Duck' Gay Marriage

By Mark Sherman | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
The Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says.

Gay Couples Denied Marriage Licenses in South Carolina

By | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Five same-sex couples have been turned down for marriage licenses in a South Carolina county.

Arkansas Asks Judge to Keep Marriage Ban in Place

By Andrew DeMillo | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Arkansas officials asked a federal judge Wednesday to keep the state's marriage ban in place, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate purpose.

Court Upholds Wisconsin Domestic Partner Registry

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
A 2009 law creating a domestic partner registry that provides limited benefits to same-sex couples does not violate the state's ban on gay marriages, a unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court said Thursday.

Television Ads Supporting Gay Marriage Start in Ohio

By | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
A group supporting same-sex marriage in Ohio is airing its first television ad as a federal appeals court prepares to hear oral arguments on the issue.

SC Gay Couples Seek Marriage Licenses

By | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
Six same-sex couples are going to ask the Greenville County Probate Court for marriage licenses.

Top Colorado Court Halts Gay Marriages in Boulder

By Ivan Moreno | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.

Wyoming Judge Lets Gay Marriage Lawsuit Continue

By Mead Gruver | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
A state judge declined Tuesday to either summarily rule on the constitutionality of a Wyoming law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman or suspend a lawsuit challenging the law.

Gay Marriage Supporters Push for Quick NC Ruling

By Michael Biesecker | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional.

Texas AG: Gay Marriage Ban in State's Interest

By | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships."

Wyoming Judge Weighs Immediate Gay Marriage Ruling

By | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
A Wyoming judge is about to decide whether to immediately rule against a state law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman.

UFC Fighter Sports Gay Proud Shorts at Weigh-In

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury showed off his pink "Legalize Gay" underwear just before announcing his retirement from the sport.

Religious Right Tantrum Over Virginia Marriage Decision

By EDGE | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
A brief round-up of the religious right's temper tantrum over the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision Monday, striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.

AC Attorney General: Gay Marriage Still Illegal

By Jeffrey Collins | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
South Carolina's attorney general said the state's ban on gay marriage is still in place and he will continue to fight a lawsuit trying to overturn it despite a ruling by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina.

NC Attorney General Won't Defend Gay Marriage Ban

By Michael Beisecker | Monday Jul 28, 2014
North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down for Miami Area

By | Friday Jul 25, 2014
A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County,

Hand Picked Romance:: A Wildflower Wedding

By EDGE | Friday Jul 25, 2014
Starbright Floral Design of New York City explains how to use seasonal wildflowers to add the perfect accent to any wedding.

New Report: Gay Marriage Legalization Could Bring Over $180M to Texas

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jul 25, 2014
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.

Briefs Piling Up in Gay Marriage Rulings Appeals

By | Friday Jul 25, 2014
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 Set in Challenge to Alaska's Gay Marriage Ban

By | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.

Judge Strikes Down Colo. Gay Marriage Ban, Stays Ruling

By | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
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.

Wis. AG: Gay Marriage Isn't a Fundamental Right

By | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
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.

Appeal Court Asked to Unblock Florida Gay Marriage

By | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
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.

No More Arguments in La. Gay Marriage Case

By | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
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.

Attorney Seeks Ruling in ND Gay Marriage Case

By Kevin Burbach | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
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.

Federal Judge to Rule on Colorado Gay Marriage Ban

By | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
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.

Gay Couples' Lawyers Object to Full-Court Hearing in Indiana

By | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
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.

Fla. GOP Rep Backs Gay Marriage Despite Personal Support for 'Traditional' Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) announced his support for same-sex marriage on Monday even though he is Christian and believes in "traditional" marriage.

Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban Heads to Federal Court

By | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
A Denver federal judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday from six gay couples seeking to overturn Colorado's same-sex marriage ban.

Judge Won't Lift Fla. Keys Gay Marriage Stay

By Curt Anderson | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
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.

ACLU Objects to Full Court Hearing Wis. Gay Marriage Case

By | Monday Jul 21, 2014
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 Seeks Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Dismissal

By Kathleen Foody | Monday Jul 21, 2014
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.

Pennsylvania Couple Wants Gay Marriage Validated

By | Monday Jul 21, 2014
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.

Several Idaho Gay Rights Activists to be Sentenced

By | Monday Jul 21, 2014
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.

Judge Asked to Lift Fla. Keys Gay Marriage Stay

By Curt Anderson | Monday Jul 21, 2014
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.

Minister: Methodist Church Appeals 'Refrocking'

By | Saturday Jul 19, 2014
A Methodist minister ousted and then reinstated after presiding over his son's gay marriage says the church is appealing his refrocking.

Supreme Court Delays Benefits for Utah Gay Couples

By Brady McCombs | Saturday Jul 19, 2014
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.

Top Colorado Court Halts Gay Marriages, Citing Ban

By | Friday Jul 18, 2014
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 Plan Celebrations Across Oklahoma

By | Friday Jul 18, 2014
Gay rights groups are planning celebrations across the state after a federal appeals court ruled Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Attorney Bemoans Oklahoma Gay Marriage Decision

By | Friday Jul 18, 2014
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.

Gay Marriage Legal Challenges: Where Things Stand

By Brady McCombs | Friday Jul 18, 2014
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.

Same-Sex Weddings Prohibited at Ohio Statehouse

By | Friday Jul 18, 2014
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.

Court Rules for Gay Marriage in Oklahoma Case

By Nicholas Riccardi | Friday Jul 18, 2014
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.

Ruling Sparks Debate on Retroactive Gay Rights

By Dave Collins | Friday Jul 18, 2014
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 AG Asks Court to Uphold Gay Marriage Ban

By Lisa Baumann | Friday Jul 18, 2014
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 Ask High Court to Delay Gay Marriage Benefits

By | Friday Jul 18, 2014
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.

Ruling Allows Same-Sex Marriages for Florida Keys

By Curt Anderson | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
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.

Miss. Mayor Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

By | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
A Mississippi mayor has joined hundreds of others across the country to publicly support same sex marriage.

Ohio's AG's Filings Are Preview in Gay Marriage Case

By | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
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 Court Affirms Pre-Gay Marriage Rights

By Dave Collins | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
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 Ask Scott Walker to Drop Gay Marriage Lawsuit

By | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
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.

Attorneys Ask Full Court to Hear Wis. Gay Marriage Case

By | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
Wisconsin attorneys want all 10 judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to consider upholding the state's gay marriage ban.

Catholic Group Pulls Funding From Non-Profit Over Gay Marriage Stance

By Gosia Wozniack and Lisa Leff | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
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.

6 Tips to Decipher the Dress

By EDGE | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
Heading to a wedding this summer? Here are six simple suggestions to keeping you looking stylish without upstaging the bride(s).

North Carolina Pastors Rally For Gay Marriage Ban

By Katelyn Ferral | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
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 AG Appeals Adverse Gay Marriage Rulings

By | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
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.

Federal Judge Considers Colorado Gay Marriage Case

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
Another round of legal wrangling over the future of gay marriage in Colorado is scheduled Tuesday in Denver, this time in federal court.

N.C. Pastors Call for Support on Marriage Ban

By | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
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.

Chicago Court to Hear Indiana and Wisconsin Gay Marriage Arguments

By | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
A federal appeals court in Chicago will hear arguments in challenges of gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana's on Aug. 13.

Church of England to Elton John: Jesus Wouldn't Support Gay Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 14, 2014
Last month, Sir Elton John made headlines when he said in an interview that he believes Jesus Christ would support gay marriage. But not so fast "Rocket Man" -- the Church of England says otherwise.

State Judge Refuses to Halt Gay Unions in Denver

By Nicholas Riccardi | Monday Jul 14, 2014
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.

Holder: DOJ Will Fight Marriage Bans in Supreme Court

By EDGE | Monday Jul 14, 2014
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: Ten Judges Should Rule on Gay Marriage Ban

By | Sunday Jul 13, 2014
Indiana's attorney general wants more than three appellate judges to decide the fate of the state's gay marriage ban.

Honeymoon Destinations

By Ian Maloney | Sunday Jul 13, 2014
Have the gayest honeymoon ever! Consider these romantic and gay-friendly locations to unwind after your wedding.

Dozens of Gay-Marriage Licenses Issued in Colorado

By Sadie Gurwin & Colleen Slevin | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
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.

Utah Gay Couples Who Married Could Get Benefits

By Brady McCombs | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
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.

ACLU Asks Holder About Indiana Gay Marriages

By Charles D. Wilson | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
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.

Five Gay Wedding Tips

By Ian Maloney | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
Are Wedding Bells Ringing for You? Don't forget these five things as you plan your big day!

Marriage Inequality Harms Military Families and Veterans

By | Friday Jul 11, 2014
On Wednesday, July 9th, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) and OutServe-SLDN jointly filed an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the case of Henry v. Himes, decided by a federal district court in Ohio.

Judge Says Motion to Lift Wis. Gay Marriage Stay Moot

By | Friday Jul 11, 2014
A federal judge says civil rights advocates' request to lift a stay on gay marriages in Wisconsin is moot.

3rd Colorado County Giving Licenses to Gay Couples

By Sadie Gurman and Colleen Slevin | Friday Jul 11, 2014
A third Colorado county began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Friday even though the legal fight is far from resolved in the state.

AG Appeals Judge's Ruling on Wis. Gay Marriage Ban

By Scott Bauer | Friday Jul 11, 2014
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.

Colorado Gay Couples Wed But On Shaky Legal Ground

By Sadie Gurman and Colleen Slevin | Friday Jul 11, 2014
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.

Pelosi Backs Gay-Rights Bill Despite Concerns

By Matthew Daly | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she still supports a Senate-passed bill to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.

Colorado Clerk OK'd to Give Gay Marriage Licenses

By Nicholas Riccardi | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
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.

Survey: Over 5K Same-Sex Couples Have Married in Ill.

By | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
Equality Illinois survey finds new same-sex marriages and civil union conversions in every corner of the state.

More Pressure for Gay Marriages in Colorado

By NIcholas Riccardi | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
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

Greater Ft. Lauderdale Supports Repeal of Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

By EDGE | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
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 Same-Sex Marriages

By Charles D. Wilson | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
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.

A Look at What's Next For Gay Marriage in the US

By Brady McCombs & Nicholas Riccardi | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
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.

Pennsylvania Clerk Loses SCOTUS Bid Against Gay Marriage

By | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
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.

Colorado's Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

By | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
A judge in Colorado has struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

Utah to Appeal Gay Marriage Ruling to High Court

By Brady McCombs | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
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.

Judge Won’t Speed Up Wis. Gay Marriage Stay Decision

By | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
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 Agencies Told to Ignore Gay Marriages

By | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
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.

Attorney Requests Ruling in S.D. Gay Marriage Case

By | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
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.

Advocates Giving Gay Marriage Petition to Utah Gov.

By | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
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.

Arguments Detailed in Ohio Gay Marriage Fight

By | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
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.

Gay Marriage License Showdown in Boulder Could Be Resolved Wednesday

By | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
A showdown over gay marriage licenses in Colorado could be resolved Wednesday.

Colorado’s Gay Marriage Fight Echoes Drama in 1975

By Colleen Slevin | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
Nearly 40 years ago, a newly elected, miniskirt-wearing feminist in Colorado stumbled into history when a gay couple denied a marriage license sought her help instead.

Anti-Gay Hate Group Calls on Fla. AG to Step Down in Marriage Ban Case

By EDGE | Tuesday Jul 8, 2014
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.

No Trial Planned in Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Case

By | Tuesday Jul 8, 2014
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.

Wedding Fashion Exhibit Opens in Denton, Texas

By | Tuesday Jul 8, 2014
Wedding dresses from the 19th century to the present day are featured in a new exhibit showcasing the changing styles of American brides.

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Leno Bill Recognizing the Freedom to Marry

By EDGE | Monday Jul 7, 2014
California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today that brings state law in line with court rulings that recognize marriage for same-sex couples.

Pa. Clerk Asks Supreme Court to Halt Gay Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 7, 2014
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.

Gay Colo. Lawmakers Want Gay Marriage Ban Overturned

By Ivan Moreno | Monday Jul 7, 2014
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 Gay Marriage Foes to Seek Protections Again

By John Hanna | Monday Jul 7, 2014
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.

Lawyers in Gay Marriage Lawsuit Must Wait on Fees

By | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
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.

Can North Dakota Turn the Tide on Gay Marriage?

By Blake Nicholson | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
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 Gov. and AG. Want Marriage Ban Declared Unconstitutional

By Ivan Moreno | Thursday Jul 3, 2014
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.

Indiana AG Cautions Clerks on Gay Marriage

By | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
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.

Hearing Wednesday on Challenge to Florida Gay Marriage Ban

By | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
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.

KY. Gay Marriage Ban Nixed, But No Weddings Yet

By Brett Barrouquere | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
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.

Court Orders Indiana to Recognize 1 Gay Marriage

By Charles D. Wilson | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
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.

Conservative Group Plans Conference in Utah

By Brady McCombs | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
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.

Judge Strikes Down Kentucky’s Gay Marriage Ban

By Brett Barrouquere | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
A federal judge in Kentucky has struck down the state’s ban on same-sex couples getting licenses and marrying in the state.

Attorney General Orders Marriage License Halt

By | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
Colorado’s attorney general has ordered the Boulder County clerk to stop issuing gay-marriage licenses by Tuesday.

Nevada Gay Marriage Ban Court Date Set for Sept. 8

By | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
A federal appeals court says it will consider Nevada’s gay marriage ban on Sept. 8.

Gay Marriage Showdown Looms in Colorado

By | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
The clock is ticking on a showdown between Colorado’s Republican attorney general and a county clerk who has been issuing gay-marriage licenses.

ACLU Challenges Missouri Ban on Gay Marriage

By David A. Lieb | Monday Jun 30, 2014
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.

Indiana Gay Marriage Judge Knows Ruling Upset Some

By | Monday Jun 30, 2014
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.

Elton John: Jesus Would Support Gay Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 30, 2014
Sir Elton John told Sky News last weekend that he believes Jesus Christ would back same-sex marriage.

New Orleans Mayor Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

By EDGE | Monday Jun 30, 2014
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.

Status of Indiana Gay Marriages Undecided

By | Monday Jun 30, 2014
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.

ACLU Objects to Indiana Bid for Gay Marriage Stay

By | Friday Jun 27, 2014
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.

St. Louis Archdiocese Condemns Gay Marriage Move

By | Friday Jun 27, 2014
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.

Gay Colo. State Senator Issued Marriage License in Boulder

By EDGE | Friday Jun 27, 2014
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 Marriage Opponents Devising New Strategies in Wake of Ban Overturn

By Charles D. Wilson and Tom Lobianco | Friday Jun 27, 2014
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.

Get Hitched in Seattle - For Free!

By EDGE | Friday Jun 27, 2014
Are you looking to tie the knot and head west to do so? Visit Seattle will launch a wedding sweepstakes, beginning July 1, that will include participation from some of the city’s most iconic destinations for four lucky couples.

Huge Advances for Gay Marriage in an Eventful ’Post-DOMA’ Year

By David Crary | Friday Jun 27, 2014
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.

Ask A Lawyer: Immigration Issues Part Three

By EDGE | Friday Jun 27, 2014
This week marks the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act. Does that make it easier for multi-national same-sex couples to remain in the country? - yes and no. Know your rights!

Ruling Pushes Gay Marriage Closer to Supreme Court

By Nicholas Riccardi and Brady McCombs | Friday Jun 27, 2014
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?

GOP Senator Collins Says She Supports Gay Marriage

By David Sharp | Friday Jun 27, 2014
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.

Kansas City, Other Cities Not Following St. Louis Challenge

By | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
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.

L.I. Republican Candidate Loses Party Endorsement for Performing Same-Sex Weddings

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
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.

Boulder Clerk Issues Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

By | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
Colorado’s Boulder County is issuing more same-sex marriage licenses after a federal appeals court ruled against Utah’s gay marriage ban.

Gay Couples’ Indiana Celebration Could be Derailed

By Charles D. Wilson | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
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.

St. Louis Challenges Missouri Ban on Gay Marriage

By | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
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.

A Crack in Legal Unanimity for Gay Marriage

By Nicholas Riccardi | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
Wednesday’s gay marriage ruling contained two historic firsts.

Politicians, Groups React to Gay Marriage Ruling

By | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
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.

Quotes on Appellate Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

By | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
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 to Appeal Gay Marriage Case to Supreme Court

By Nicholas Riccardi and Brady McCombs | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
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.

Key Things to Know About the Gay Marriage Movement

By Brady McCombs and Nicholas Riccardi | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
After Wednesday’s gay marriage rulings, expectations are higher than ever that the Supreme Court eventually will rule that gays can marry in every state. Here are some key things to know.

A Look at Gay Marriage Legal Challenges Across US

By Brady McCombs | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
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.

Federal Appeals Court: Utah Can’t Ban Gay Marriage

By Nicholas Riccardi and Brady McCombs | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
A federal appeals court for the first time says a state cannot prevent gay people from getting married.

Louisiana Gay Marriage Laws Head to Federal Court in New Orleans

By | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether Louisiana must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.

The Book About Marriage Equality That Has So Many Gay Activists Up in Arms

By Steve Weinstein | Monday Jun 23, 2014
How a respected journalist’s account of the battle for marriage equality got it so wrong.

Alaska Defends Gay Marriage Ban

By Becky Bohrer | Friday Jun 20, 2014
The state denies its laws on marriage curb the constitutional rights of five same-sex couples suing over Alaska’s gay marriage ban.

Luxembourg Approves Same-Sex Marriage

By | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
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.

’Final Fantasy’ Video Game Update Allows Same-Sex Marriages

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
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.

Judge Says It’s ’Difficult’ to Stop Wisconsin Gay Marriages

By | Sunday Jun 15, 2014
The federal judge who is putting a stop to gay marriages in Wisconsin says it was a difficult decision.

Ruling on Indiana Gay Marriage Ban Could Come Soon

By Charles D. Wilson | Saturday Jun 14, 2014
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.

Gay Couples Disappointed in Judge’s Ruling

By | Saturday Jun 14, 2014
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.

Wisconsin Judge Puts Same-Sex Marriages on Hold

By Scott Bauer | Friday Jun 13, 2014
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.

Wisconsin Gay Marriage: Judge to Hold Hearing Friday

By | Friday Jun 13, 2014
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.

Gay Couple Sues Mich. for Recognition of Marriage Performed in NY

By | Friday Jun 13, 2014
Two men in the Grand Rapids area are suing to try to force Michigan to recognize their same-sex marriage performed in New York state.

Lords of the Ring: 5 Jewelers Targeting the LGBT Wedding Market

By David Perry | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
Several jewelry design firms have long served the LGBT community regardless of the law, carving the hopes and dreams of a population in gold and diamonds. Here are five that have come out of the closet to say so.