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  • High court finds gay couples have fundamental right to marry

    Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden. "No longer may this...
  • History in the making: Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, following a landmark and long-awaited Supreme Court decision Friday. In a resounding opinion that caps a remarkable transformation of the social, legal and political landscapes, the divided high...
  • Supreme Court Declares Nationwide Right To Same-Sex Marriage

    WASHINGTON — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden....
  • U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

    U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage
    Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land. The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, on Friday overturned a decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that Ohio's same-sex marriage ban did not violate the U.S. Constitution. "No union is more profound...
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage is law of the land

    U.S. Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage is law of the land
    The United States Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic civil rights ruling that caps two decades of legal and political battles. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry...
  • Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases

    The Supreme Court term that is nearing its end shows how silence can signal success. With a notable paucity of dissents and not a single word to say about same-sex marriage, health care or housing discrimination, the court's liberal justices prevailed in...
  • Supreme Court gay marriage ruling praised by Illinois advocates

     Supreme Court gay marriage ruling praised by Illinois advocates
    Armed with a red rose for his husband, Vincent Cousineau walked along North Halsted Street in Chicago on Friday, cheering at honking cars celebrating the news that the nation's high court had struck down bans on same-sex marriages, effectively making...
  • High court says gov't seizure of raisins is unconstitutional

    The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can't force raisin farmers to give up part of their annual crop for less than it's worth, a victory for conservative groups that hailed the decision as a win for private property rights. The...
  • Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

    A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists. The justices ruled 5-4 that federal...
  • High court sides with inmate in excessive force case

    The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for inmates who are accused of crimes — but not yet convicted — to bring cases of excessive force against jail officials. The justices ruled 5-4 in favor of a Wisconsin man who sued jail officers for...
  • Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON A divided Supreme Court made history on Friday, ruling that the Constitution ensures the right of same-sex couples to marry. In a resounding decision that caps a remarkably fast transformation across the social, legal and political landscapes,...