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Same-Sex Marriage

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  • Texas' same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, county judge rules

    Texas' same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, county judge rules
    Texas' ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a county probate judge ruled Tuesday, although it has not resulted in the issuing of marriage licenses. The state's bans on creating or recognizing marriages of same-sex couples “violate the due...
  • Ala. chief justice has no regrets over gay marriage stance

    As the days and hours ticked by until gay and lesbian couples began lining up for marriage licenses at Alabama courthouses, state Chief Justice Roy Moore said he kept waiting for someone to try to stop it. "I was waiting on others to take a stand. They...
  • Cook County same-sex marriage marks 1 year

    Retired Markham firefighter John Donovan, 60, and retired high-rise manager Frank Michaels, 63, handpicked June 22 as the day they would marry last year. Despite the fact that the couple had been committed for 13 years when Cook County legalized same-sex...
  • Washington florist who refused to serve gay couple rejects settlement

    Washington florist who refused to serve gay couple rejects settlement
    A florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding has rejected an offer from the Washington state attorney general to settle a discrimination case by paying a $2,000 fine. The rejected settlement also said if the florist chose to continue...
  • Texas challenges same-sex marriage license

    Texas challenges same-sex marriage license
    After declaring the first same-sex marriage in Texas "void," state Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton filed a request Friday with the state Supreme Court to have the union overturned. Texans voted to ban same-sex marriage in 2005. But Thursday, an Austin couple --...
  • Texas AG: 'Legal chaos' if same-sex marriage not deemed void

    Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Friday the state's gay marriage ban has been "needlessly cast in doubt" after a judge gave a lesbian Austin couple permission to tie the knot. Paxton asked the Supreme Court of Texas to declare the...
  • News guide: Gay couple marries in Texas in defiance of ban

    A lesbian couple received a marriage license in Texas despite a statewide ban on gay marriage, setting off swift appeals from the state's Republican attorney general and fast action by the Texas Supreme Court. Here's how it happened and where the case...
  • Florist who refused to serve gay couple rejects settlement

    A florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding has rejected an offer from the Washington state attorney general to settle a discrimination case by paying a $2,000 fine. The rejected settlement also said if the florist chose to continue...
  • One gay marriage in Texas, then a political storm

    One gay marriage in Texas, then a political storm
    Three weeks before her younger daughter’s bat mitzvah last spring, Sarah Goodfriend, 58, got startling news: She had ovarian cancer and needed emergency surgery. For Goodfriend and her partner of 30 years, Suzanne Bryant, the diagnosis lent...
  • Alabama gay marriage foes won't give up, seek new court ruling

    Alabama gay marriage foes won't give up, seek new court ruling
    The thorny issue of marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Alabama, which appeared on the way to resolution after a recent roller-coaster ride through state and federal courts, is back on the state judicial calendar. Two state groups that oppose...
  • Same-sex couple marries in Texas under one-time order

    Defying Texas' longstanding ban on gay marriage, a lesbian couple wed in Austin after being granted a marriage license on Thursday under a special court order because one of the women has cancer. Texas' attorney general immediately appealed to the...