SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

  • New test on same-sex marriage due at Court soon

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit set the stage on Friday for a quick return by Utah state officials to the Supreme Court, seeking to delay another federal judge’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.  This time, the state’s plea will focus on same-sex couples ...

    12 readers - Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog
  • A gentle chiding of the Court on same-sex marriage

    Gently chiding the Supreme Court for not making itself clear, a federal trial judge in Colorado refused on Wednesday to interpret the Justices’ recent actions on same-sex marriage as binding on lower courts.  U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore of Denver spoke out as he issu...

    11 readers - Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog
  • The latest about Same-Sex Marriage

    • The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously upholds the domestic partner registry.

      …The challenge was based on an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution that barred not only same-sex marriage but also any "legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals." [T]he court emphasized that proponents of the amendment, including Wisconsin Family Action executive director Julaine Appling…

      10 readers - Althouse
    • Same-sex marriage and animus

      … In yesterday’s New York Times, Adam Liptak considered the possibility that Justice Kennedy might not be persuaded that state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples reflect unconstitutional animus against same-sex couples. Liptak points to the mostly overlooked concurrence of Judge Jerome Holmes in the Tenth Circuit same-sex marriage…

      6 readers - Dale Carpenter/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Fourth Circuit strikes down Virginia ban on same-sex marriage

      … In a 2-1 decision in Bostic v. Schaefer, a panel of the Fourth Circuit has invalidated Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. The majority opinion was written by Judge Henry Floyd (an Obama nominee, but previously a George W. Bush appointee to the district court) and joined by Judge Roger Gregory (Clinton appointee). It’s the second post-Windsor…

      13 readers - Dale Carpenter/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Colorado Same-Sex Marriage Laws Invalidated With Only Limited Stay

      …A Colorado federal district court yesterday issued a preliminary injunction enjoining enforcement of Colorado's state constitutional and statutory provisions that deny same-sex couples the right to marry in Colorado and deny recognition of same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.  In Burns v. Hickenlooper, (D CO, July 23, 2014), the defendants…

      1 readers - Howard Friedman/ Religion Clause
    • A gentle chiding of the Court on same-sex marriage

      … Gently chiding the Supreme Court for not making itself clear, a federal trial judge in Colorado refused on Wednesday to interpret the Justices’ recent actions on same-sex marriage as binding on lower courts.  U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore of Denver spoke out as he issued a ruling striking down Colorado’s ban on such marriages.  Refusing…

      11 readers - Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog
    • Marco Rubio's social conservative manifesto.

      … against people who love someone of the same sex, but because I believe that the union of one man and one woman is a special relationship that has proven to be of great benefit to our society, our nation and our people, and therefore deserves to be elevated in our laws.... Those who support same sex marriage have a right to lobby their state legislatures…

      6 readers - Ann Althouse/ Althouse
    • Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Oklahoma’s Gay-Marriage Ban

      … As expected, in a case called Bishop v. Smith, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage as a violation of the fundamental right to marry. The decision follows the appellate panel’s own decision striking down Utah’s ban on June 25 in Kitchen v. Herbert. The same judge, the George H.W. Bush-appointed…

      2 readers - Dale Carpenter/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Utah gets delay on same-sex marriages’ legality

      … The Supreme Court on Friday afternoon spared the state of Utah, temporarily, from having to give official recognition to some 1,300 same-sex marriages that were performed last winter.  In a two-sentence order, without noted dissent, the Justices put on hold a federal judge’s ruling in May requiring the state to validate those marriages…

      5 readers - Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog
    • Appeals court nullifies another same-sex marriage ban

      … Moving on to another state’s ban on same-sex marriage, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Friday for a second time struck down such a measure — this time, a constitutional prohibition in Oklahoma.  That followed its earlier ruling nullifying a ban in Utah — a case that is headed to the Supreme Court later this year. The Oklahoma…

      7 readers - Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog
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