GovBeat: gay marriage


Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/23/2014

Gay marriage group launches $1 million PR campaign across South

Freedom to Marry is financing a $1 million campaign to boost support for same-sex marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Supreme Court pauses same-sex marriages in Utah pending appeal

Utah is appealing a federal judge’s December ruling.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:27 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Gay marriage supporters ask Sotomayor to reject Utah’s request for a ban

The state fails to make its case for a temporary ban on gay marriages, attorneys representing gay couples argued Friday.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:48 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Utah seeks Supreme Court order to halt same-sex unions

Utah’s attorney general has asked the Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civil rights, gay marriage, same sex marriage, States, Utah

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Utah plans to take its gay-marriage fight to the Supreme Court soon

The state is expected to file a request for a temporary gay-marriage ban any day now.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:53 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Gay marriage fight shifts to federal courts, 2014 set to be tipping-point year

With so many cases before federal judges, it is likely that 2014 will be the year in which states accounting for a majority of Americans will allow gay marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:08 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Ohio’s ban on gay marriage ruled unconstitutional in limited case

Ruling applies only to death certificates, but it is expected to be precedent-setting, leading to more lawsuits in Ohio challenging the law.

By Vincent Bzdek  |  05:03 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Utah’s same-sex couples can keep getting married, for now

A judge denied the state’s request to temporarily block same-sex marriages following his ruling allowing them.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Federal judge rules Utah’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Utah’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional Friday, writing in his opinion that it “perpetuates inequality.“

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:34 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, New Mexico, same sex marriage, Utah

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Map: New Mexico becomes the 17th state (plus D.C.) to legalize same-sex marriage

Ten others recognize unions and partnerships while 33 limit marriages to opposite-sex couples.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Facebook breaks down the geography of a viral pro-gay-marriage campaign

Some 2.77 million U.S. users participated in the late-March pro-gay marriage campaign.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cities, Facebook, gay marriage, gay rights, maps, newsletter

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Missouri governor allows same-sex couples to file joint tax returns

Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order Thursday to allow same-sex married couples to file joint tax returns.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:24 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Hawaii is 15th state to legalize gay marriage

The Aloha State is poised to allow gay couples to get married beginning Dec. 2.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:11 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Three more states could legalize gay marriage by year’s end

Gay-rights activists are kicking off a week-long campaign that could see three states legalize same-sex marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:55 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Same-sex marriages begin in New Jersey; Christie drops appeal

Dozens of couples tied the knot just after midnight Sunday after the state Supreme Court declined to intervene.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:57 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Oregon will recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages

State agencies will recognize gay marriages performed in other jurisdictions.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:02 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 09/27/2013

New Jersey judge legalizes same-sex marriage

Gay marriages will begin Oct. 21 after a New Jersey judge ruled gay couples are missing out on federal benefits.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:08 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Hawaii legislature will consider gay marriage

Legislators will meet Oct. 28 to consider a same-sex marriage bill.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:45 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 08/29/2013

New Mexico clerks want marriage ruling

New Mexico county clerks will ask the state Supreme Court to clarify whether state law allows same-sex marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:45 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Gay marriage legal in New Mexico, sort of

County clerks in New Mexico will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a state judge ruled Monday that the state's marriage law doesn't prohibit gay marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Gay-marriage backers head to court

Supporters of same-sex marriage are shifting tactics, focusing on courts of law rather than state legislatures.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arkansas, gay marriage, kentucky, new mexico, same sex marriage, social issues, texas

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Hawaii next for gay marriage push

Hawaii state House Democrats will meet this week to gauge whether they can come up with the votes to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:59 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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