Same-sex marriage

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Appeals court halts gay marriages in Michigan

MASON, Mich. (AP) — Same-sex couples rushed to Michigan county clerk’s offices Saturday to get hitched a day after a judge overturned the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, and several hundred managed to do so […]

03/22/2014

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Justice Dept. applies same-sex rights to itself

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify […]

02/08/2014

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AP poll: Top stories of 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, […]

12/23/2013

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Pa. pastor won’t quit voluntarily over gay wedding

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A United Methodist minister in Pennsylvania plans to defy a church order to surrender his credentials for performing a same-sex wedding. The Rev. Frank Schaefer says he cannot uphold the church’s Book […]

12/16/2013

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NJ court agrees to allow same-sex marriages Monday

Same-sex marriages will begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold a lower-court order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay that was […]

10/18/2013

New Jersey says one judge can’t force gay marriage recognition

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A single judge should not be able to force New Jersey to recognize gay marriage, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said in a court filing Friday. The argument is included in a […]

10/11/2013

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A high-profile challenge of Virginia’s gay marriage ban

(Undated) – The high-profile team that brought down California’s prohibition on same-sex marriage has joined a challenge of Virginia’s constitutional ban on gay marriages. David Boies and Theodore B. Olson announced Monday they have joined […]

09/30/2013

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Poll: Californians worry about crime, early inmate releases; support gay marriage, legal marijuana

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows voters are concerned about public safety as a court battle continues over reducing the state’s prison population. Nearly half […]

09/25/2013

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Opponents want Calif. court to stop gay weddings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opponents of same-sex marriage on Friday demanded that the California Supreme Court immediately halt same-sex marriages recently resumed in the nation’s largest state after a 9-year legal battle. ProtectMarriage, the group […]

07/12/2013

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Justice Kennedy denies motion to halt gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied a request from Proposition 8 supporters in California to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the nation’s most populous state. Kennedy turned away […]

06/30/2013

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Gay marriage opponents ask court to intervene

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Less than 24 hours after California started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, lawyers for the sponsors of the state’s gay marriage ban filed an emergency motion Saturday asking the […]

06/29/2013

Bert and Ernie mark DOMA decision on New Yorker cover

Referring to this week’s landmark Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage, the new cover of The New Yorker features famous “are they or aren’t they” couple Bert and Ernie of “Sesame Street” snuggled up on […]

06/28/2013

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