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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.

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.

Supreme Court Poised to Settle Birth Control Issue

By Mark Sherman | Saturday Jun 28, 2014
The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.

Utah May Seek Supreme Court Help in Marriage Suit

Monday Jun 9, 2014
Utah officials are threatening to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a lawsuit filed by same-sex couples demanding to have their marriages recognized.

Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Invoke Justice Kennedy

By Mark Sherman | Saturday May 10, 2014
The pro-gay rights rulings of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have been a key spark in the march toward legalized gay marriage. To counter the trend, same-sex marriage opponents now are seizing upon other opinions by Kennedy himself.

First Gay Justice Appointed to Wash. State Supreme Court

Thursday May 1, 2014
King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu has been appointed to the Washington state Supreme Court, becoming the first gay justice, as well as the first Asian-American, to serve on the state’s high court.

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Over Gay Bias Case

By Jeri Clausing | Monday Apr 7, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.

Court Declines to Take up Episcopal Church Dispute

Monday Mar 10, 2014
The Supreme Court has declined to wade into a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a conservative congregation that left the denomination in a rift over homosexuality and other issues.

Supreme Court Complicates Gay Marriages in Utah

By Brady McCombs | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples took home marriage licenses from county clerks in Utah in the past two weeks - but not all of them are legally married.

Lawyers Ask Supreme Court to Allow Same-Sex Unions

By Brady McCombs and Paul Foy | Friday Jan 3, 2014
Lawyers for same-sex couples in Utah filed court papers Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court explaining why gay marriage should be allowed to continue in the state.