November 21, 2014
by Valerie Howell
Seven same-sex couples submitted a petition on Thursday asking the US Supreme Court to review the district court's decision to uphold Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban before it proceeds to the federal appeals court. The petition presents the court with the question of whether a state's ...[read more]
June 7, 2014
by William Helbling
Seven couples have filed a lawsuit to the United States District Court of North Dakota on Friday in an effort to challenge North Dakota's same-sex marriage ban. Some of the claims within the suit state that North Dakota's Constitution enactment banning same-sex marriage violates the equal ...[read more]
May 14, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Idaho on Tuesday struck down Idaho's laws banning same-sex marriage. Four same-sex couples filed the lawsuit in November, challenging Idaho's prohibition on same-sex marriage and refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state. ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Sara Benson of the University of Illinois College of Law discusses how the best argument for same-sex marriage is that same-sex partners should be treated equally under the law ... As you likely have heard, the US Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down part of the ...[read more]
April 5, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Sara Benson of the University of Illinois College of Law discusses State Attorney General Lisa Madigan's interpretation of the statute recently passed by the Illinois Legislature allowing same-sex marriage ... Last summer the US Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down ...[read more]
February 11, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) will recognize and extend benefits to all same-sex marriages, including those performed in states that do not recognize them, as per a policy memorandum issued by US Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday. The memo, which cites the decision in United States v. ...[read more]
December 17, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Obama administration announced Monday that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will begin processing payments to surviving spouses of same-sex married couples. In a brief statement, Press Officer LaVenia LaVelle said, "I am pleased to announce that, effective today, Social Security is ...[read more]
December 15, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The US Department of Education announced on Friday that for the purposes of applying for and receiving federal student financial aid, the federal government will now recognize all legal same-sex marriages. In response to the US Supreme Court's ruling in US v. Windsor, the Department of Education ...[read more]
November 9, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Four Idaho couples filed a lawsuit in the Idaho District Court Friday challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. The plaintiffs are bringing the lawsuit in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling in US v. Windsor claiming that Idaho's refusal to recognize valid same-sex marriages from other ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Theodore Seto of the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles says the US Supreme Court's decision in US v. Windsor will not be its last concerning same-sex marriage, due to its repercussions on federal and state law interplay...In US v. Windsor, the US Supreme Court struck down ...[read more]

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