Judge Strikes Down Oregon's Ban On Gay MarriageA federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional.
Nintendo Says No To Virtual Equality In 'Tomodachi Life'Nintendo isn't allowing gamers to play as gay in an upcoming life simulator game.
California May Remove 'Man And Woman' State Law A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law is advancing through the Legislature after the U.S. and state supreme courts allowed same-sex unions to resume.
Australian Man Seeks Green Card After American Husband DiesAnthony Sullivan, 72, asked federal immigration authorities in Los Angeles to reopen a petition filed by his late husband Richard Adams so Sullivan can be awarded residency as the surviving spouse of a U.S. citizen, immigration attorney Lavi Soloway said.
Elk Grove Methodists Pressing Church To Change Same-Sex Marriage StanceLocal Methodist leaders are pressing for change and applying that pressure to church leaders by drafting what’s called a “declaration of inclusion.”
Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest To Be Struck Down A federal judge declared a same-sex marriage ban in deeply conservative Texas unconstitutional on Wednesday, but will allow the nation's second-most populous state to enforce the law pending an appeal that will likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sacramento Methodist Churches Performing Same-Sex WeddingsThe pastor says what he and the clergy are doing contradicts the United Methodist Book of Discipline. But he says times have changed.
Judge Rules Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban UnconstitutionalA 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.
Nev. Governor Urges Federal Court To Uphold State's Gay Marriage BanThe Sandoval administration urged a federal appeals court to uphold the state's ban on gay marriage, arguing it serves the "legitimate purpose of preserving traditional marriage" and is entrenched in the state's history.
Oregon Bakery Stands By Decision To Deny Same-Sex Wedding CakeThe owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa say their religious beliefs have not changed after Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries determined the Portland-area bakery violated the civil rights of a same-sex couple.
Utah Asks Supreme Court To Block Same-Sex Unions Utah took its fight against gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the high court to suspend same-sex unions that became legal when a judge struck down the state's voter-approved ban.
Gay Couples Wed In Utah After Judge Overturns BanSalt Lake City's mayor led one of the state's first gay marriage ceremony.
California Supreme Court Rejects Effort To Stop Gay MarriagesIn 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.
Sacramento Same-Sex Couples Explore Options At First Wedding ExpoMel 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.
National Organization For Marriage Efforts To Unseat Iowa Justices ProbedThe inquiry will focus on the National Organization for Marriage and its efforts in 2010 and 2012 to unseat Iowa Supreme Court justices who were part of a unanimous 2009 ruling that legalized gay marriage in the state. It was trigger by a complaint filed by Fred Karger, a Republican gay rights activist from California.