Defense of Marriage Act

Court hearing gay marriage arguments from 4 states

  CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court was set to hear arguments Wednesday in six gay marriage fights from four states — Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee — in the biggest such session on […]

08/06/2014

This photo taken July 16, 2008 shows Federal Appellate Court Judge Paul  J. Kelly. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Natalie Guillen)

Ruling shows crack in legal gay marriage unanimity

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court’s gay marriage ruling contained two historic firsts: It was the first appellate decision for gay marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act […]

06/26/2014

Federal appeals court: Utah can’t ban gay marriage

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled for the first time that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak […]

06/25/2014

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who recently completed a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, completes a lap during a continuous 48-hour marathon swim event in New York's Herald Square called "Swim for Relief," which aims to raise funds and awareness for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Nyad’s NY swim raises $103K for Sandy victims

NEW YORK (AP) — Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad ended her 48-hour swim benefiting Superstorm Sandy victims to the enthusiastic cheers of spectators gathered Thursday morning around a 40-yard pool set up at a busy Manhattan […]

10/10/2013

9th US Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco. (AP Photo)

Court decides if gay juror can be taken off case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A multibillion dollar case between two giant pharmaceutical companies grappling over arcane antitrust issues has unexpectedly turned into a gay rights legal imbroglio that raises questions over whether lawyers can bounce […]

09/18/2013

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Churches changing bylaws after gay marriage ruling

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman. Although […]

08/24/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Pentagon may revise same-sex benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits […]

08/07/2013

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Court wins draw big crowds to gay pride parades

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York and other major U.S. cities on Sunday – but this year’s pride celebrations were especially lively after a week that […]

06/30/2013

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Gay marriage: Taxes and benefits?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Like other married couples, same-sex couples are about to learn that federal benefits for being married might not be all they’re cracked up to be. Social Security benefits for spouses can be […]

06/30/2013

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Status of the states on same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court issued a pair of decisions this week with major consequences for efforts to legalize or bar same-sex marriage. One ruling opened the way for California to become the 13th state to allow […]

06/28/2013

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