Same Sex marriage
A federal judge ruled Thursday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned.
The Obama administration extended federal recognition to the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions in the state on hold.
Gay couples in Utah were thrust into legal limbo Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court put a halt to same-sex marriages in the state, turning jubilation to doubt just weeks after a judge’s ruling sent people rushing to get married.
A Utah man says he quit eating after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage on Dec. 20 and he’ll continue the fast until the prohibition is reinstated.
A federal judge said Monday he will allow gay marriage in Utah to continue, denying a request from the state to halt same-sex weddings until the appeals process plays out.
More California couples tied the knot in July following the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling allowing same-sex marriages in the state than in any other month since 2006.
A routine traffic stop landed a Nevada City woman in jail, and now it may send her back to a country she hasn’t seen in nearly 15 years.
Opponents of the transgender student law have until Nov. 8 to gather the signatures of 504,760 registered voters to place a referendum on the November 2014 ballot that would nullify the statute.
Two of the major players in the passage of California’s now-defunct same-sex marriage ban are backing a campaign to overturn a new law allowing transgender students to choose which school restrooms they use and whether to play boys’ or girls’ sports.
In June, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling left in place a trial judge’s 2010 order striking down the ballot measure as unconstitutional. On June 28, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Mel Jackson and John Dayton have been together for seven years. And next month is their big day, but they’ve got some planning to do.
Same-sex marriage supporters are gathering in Sacramento for a rally and candlelight vigil outside of the federal courthouse in Sacramento with both sides of the debate.