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 ...

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  • Plea to stop same-sex marriages in Pennsylvania

    Arguing that the Supreme Court has made clear that it does not want any same-sex marriages to go forward until it gets a chance to rule on the constitutionality of state bans, a county clerk in Pennsylvania has asked the Court to put a stop to those marriages in her state.  T...

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    • Four-way hearing on same-sex marriage

      The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, set to review a same-sex marriage case from each of the four states in its geographic area, will consider all four of them before the same three-judge panel on August 6, the cou...
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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • String of same-sex marriage rulings reaches Florida

      … The still-unbroken string of court rulings over the past year striking down state bans on same-sex marriage reached Florida on Thursday — at least in Monroe County, the local government that covers the Florida Keys on the state’s southern tip.   The fourteen-page ruling by a state trial judge is to go into effect in that county next Tuesday…

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    • Utah challenges “interim” same-sex marriages

      … Arguing that a federal judge in Utah has attempted an end-run around the Supreme Court, top state officials in Utah urged the Court on Wednesday evening to spare the state from having to recognize some 1,300 same-sex marriages performed last winter.  This is the first of two new moves that Utah will be making in the Court to prevent…

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    • 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 who were married during a brief window of opportunity last winter…

      12 readers - Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog
    • Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban falls

      … Joining the lengthening list of courts striking down state bans on same-sex marriage, a state trial judge in Colorado ruled on Wednesday that a state constitutional amendment and laws imposing the ban are unconstitutional.  Adams County District Judge C. Scott Crabtree of Brighton issued a forty-nine-page opinion, and then put his ruling on hold…

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