Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is marriage between two people of the same biological sex and/or gender identity. Legal recognition of same-sex marriage or the possibility to perform a same-sex marriage is sometimes referred to as marriage equality or equal marriage, particularly by supporters. The legalization of same-sex marriage is characterized as "redefining marriage" by many opponents.The first laws enabling same-sex marriage in modern times were enacted during the first decade of the 21st century.
Posts about Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court Developments On Same-Sex Marriage

    …, the state of Louisiana filed a petition for certiorari (full text) in Robicheaux v. George, seeking to bypass the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and obtain Supreme Court review of a Louisiana federal district court decision that upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage. (See prior posting.) SCOTUSblog reports. …

    Howard Friedman/ Religion Clause- 3 readers -
  • Ten North Carolina Magistrates Leave Over Performing Same-Sex Marriages

    … Time Warner News reported yesterday that in North Carolina, at least ten magistrates resigned or took early retirement last month because of their opposition to performing same-sex marriages. On Oct. 14, the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts ruled that magistrates must perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples who present a license in the same way they do for opposite-sex couples. (See prior posting.) There are a total of 672 magistrates in the state. …

    Howard Friedman/ Religion Clause- 2 readers -
  • SCOTUS Considers Review of Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Case

    … invalidating Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage and adoption on constitutional grounds. As is often the case in federal appeals, the DeBoer case was combined with several others, from other states in the 6th Circuit: Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. The portion of the caption in this case, listing the myriad attorneys glomming onto the file, goes…

    Timothy P. Flynn/ The Law Blogger- 2 readers -
  • Same-sex marriage: A simple appeal

    … their three children. Michigan denies both. As has happened with other cases that have reached the Court on the controversy, the lawyers for the Michigan couple contended that their case was the ideal one for review. Among other reasons, they noted that this is the one case in the group that was fully tried, developing a factual record during…

    Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog- 2 readers -
  • Petitions for certiorari filed in the Ohio marriage cases

    … The ACLU and Lambda Legal have just filed their petitions. I expect more to come very soon from the same-sex couples in the other three states (Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee) who lost at the Sixth Circuit in DeBoer v. Snyder. This starts the clock ticking on a possible same-sex marriage decision this Term. You access the petition through…

    Dale Carpenter/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 1 readers -
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