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A Call for Leadership From the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage

In upholding same-sex-marriage bans, Sixth Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton said the people should decide, but his ruling virtually guaranteed the opposite.<p>On Thursday, Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the Sixth Circuit begged the Supreme Court to stop leading from behind.<p><i>Tell us the answer,</i> Sutton seemed to …

Breyer signals gay marriage case not closed

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer signaled Sunday that the case on same-sex marriage wasn’t totally closed despite the high court’s decision not to take up appeals on the issue earlier this session.<p>NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg, moderating a panel featuring Breyer, noted that by not accepting …

South Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

South Carolina's gay marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday.<p>U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel issued the ruling in favor of Colleen Condon and Ann Bleckley, a same-sex couple who filed a lawsuit against the state when they were denied a marriage license after applying for one and …

Kansas can issue gay marriage licenses; South Carolina ban struck down

Kansas can now issue same-sex marriage licenses after the Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon ended a stay that temporarily prevented the state from doing so.<p>Earlier Wednesday, a federal judge in South Carolina struck down that state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that joins a string of …

Now Gay Marriage Is a GOP Problem

By June 2016, same-sex marriage is likely to be the law of the land. What will Republican candidates do then? My how times change.<p>Marriage was the …

Gay Marriage: The Tide Has Turned. Will the Supreme Court Listen?

The Supreme Court may soon be pushed, however reluctantly, to address the question of whether there's a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. So far, it has punted on the issue. But last week, gay and lesbian couples filed petitions asking the court to rule on the matter now that federal …

Gay marriage issue squarely before Supreme Court

A same-sex couple from Michigan is putting the question of the right to marry nationwide squarely before the Supreme Court.<p>The couple's plea to be allowed to marry was being filed Monday. It asks the justices to hold that state laws prohibiting same-sex couples from getting married violate "our …

Michigan Tells Gay Couples Their Marriages Basically 'Never Existed'

Three hundred couples who tied the knot when Michigan's gay marriage ban was briefly lifted in March have been given a message from the state that, legally, it's as if their marriages never existed at all.<p>In a 2-1 decision earlier this month, the federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld …

This Could Be The Deciding Case On Gay Marriage Nationwide

The couple who challenged Michigan's ban on gay marriages are taking their battle to the U.S. Supreme Court with a case that seeks to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.<p>April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the court Monday, seeking to overturn the 6th …

Mass Murderer Charles Manson Can Get Legally Married, But A Lot Of Gay Couples Still Can't

Mass murderer Charles Manson was able to obtain a marriage license, but many gay couples in the United States still can't.<p>The Associated Press reported Monday that 80-year-old Manson, who is in prison for life, will wed 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, who goes by the name "Star." Rolling Stone …

Same-sex marriage licenses doled out in South Carolina

Several counties in South Carolina on Thursday doled out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, hours after the<p>U.S. Supreme Courtrejected a last-minute effort to halt the nuptials in the state.<p>From Columbia to Charleston, couples lined up at probate courts to obtain the licenses, sharing photos on …

Same-sex marriage bans in Mississippi, Arkansas overturned

Arkansas and Mississippi on Tuesday became the latest states to have same-sex marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.<p>Like several other states, Arkansas and Mississippi had constitutional …