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]
March 28, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Friday that the federal government will recognize the same-sex marriages of Michigan couples. The statement is in accordance with Holder's initial statement that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be extending all federal benefits to same-sex couples ...[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 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]
October 19, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the state must begin recognizing same-sex marriages. The court declined to issue a stay on a lower court's decision pending appeal. The lower court ruling found that, in light of US v. Windsor, the status of civil unions deprive same-sex couples ...[read more]
September 29, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A judge for New Jersey's Mercer County Superior Court in Trenton ruled Friday that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry. Judge Mary Jacobson found that the current status of civil unions deprive same-sex couples of federal benefits enjoyed by married couples. In light of the recent US Supreme ...[read more]
June 26, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled in two landmark same-sex marriage cases Wednesday. In United States v. Windsor, the court ruled 5-4 that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Under DOMA, couples in same-sex marriages legally recognized by a state were denied ...[read more]
April 2, 2013
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Robert McNamara, an attorney for the Institute for Justice, argues that the standard of review that the US Supreme Court ultimately uses in deciding US v. Windsor should not be perceived as the determinative element in that case's eventual outcome...When the US Supreme Court ...[read more]

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