Obstacles To Gay Marriage Fall Fast In Conservative StatesWeddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Here's a rundown of the most recent developments
Legal Wrangling Ends, Same-Sex Weddings Begin In Las VegasA dizzying legal wrangle is over in the wedding capital of the world. Same-sex couples have begun getting marriage licenses in Las Vegas.
San Francisco’s 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Nevada, IdahoA day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states, a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday overturned bans in two more states, Idaho and Nevada.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Appeals Banning Same-Sex Marriage In 5 StatesThe Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.
Gay Marriage Could Become Legal In Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii As 9th Circuit Court Hears AppealsA federal court hearing over gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii began Monday with a lawyer defending the state of Idaho’s ban facing tough questions from a judge on the panel.
Neil Patrick Harris Gets Married In Italy"Yup, we put the 'n' and 'd' in 'husband,'" Harris tweeted
Same-Sex Marriage Cases Return To San Francisco Federal Appeals Court; Nevada, Idaho Bans Up For ReviewThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled two hours of arguments Monday on whether such bans should be struck down in Idaho and Nevada.
Appeals Court Rules Unanimously Against Same-Sex Marriage Bans In 2 StatesA U.S. appeals court in Chicago ruled Thursday that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution -- thereby bumping the number of states where gay marriage will be legal from 19 to 21.
Facebook Defends Decision To Donate $10K To Anti-Gay Utah Politician's CampaignFacebook donated $10,000 to the re-election campaign of a Utah politician who's fighting to keep gay marriage out of his state.
Utah Couples Pushing For Supreme Court Ruling On Constitutionality Of Gay Marriage BanIt is vital that justices weigh in about whether state same-sex marriage bans violate the Constitution to settle the matter for a nation that needs an answer, said Kate Kendell, executive director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The group is representing the couples alongside private attorneys in Utah.
Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Approving Gender-Neutral Terms In State Marriage Statutes Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation replacing language in state law that defines marriage as "between a man and a woman."
Vatican Reviewing Catholic Stance On Gay Marriage, Contraception; Calls For Being 'Less Judgmental'As San Francisco explodes with revelers celebrating the gay lifestyle, on Thursday the Vatican discussed less judgmental language regarding gay unions and the gay lifestyle, in addition to conceding that most Catholics reject its teachings on sex and contraception as intrusive and irrelevant.
Ridesharing Company Uber Offering On Demand Weddings During San Francisco Pride WeekendAfter disrupting the taxi business in San Francisco and in cities throughout the world, ridesharing company Uber is entering the marriage business in honor of the city’s LGBT pride celebration.
Thousands Join Petition Asking SF Archbishop Not To Attend Traditional Marriage RallyBay Area church and community leaders were delivering thousands petition signatures to San Francisco’s Catholic archbishop Tuesday, demanding that he skip an event celebrating traditional marriage.
Mayor Lee Asks SF’s Archbishop To Refrain From Speaking At National March For Traditional Marriage San Francisco's Roman Catholic Archbishop is one of the headline speakers at a national march for traditional marriage next week in Washington, but local politicians are asking him not to go.