November 26, 2014
by Ashley Hogan
Two federal judges on Tuesday struck down same-sex marriage bans in Arkansas and Mississippi. The rulings overturned the voter-approved bans that had been in place for over a decade. US District Judge Carlton Wayne Reeves of Jackson placed his decision declaring the ban a violation of the ...[read more]
November 12, 2014
by Taylor Brailey
A judge for the US District Court for the District of South Carolina ordered state officials on Wednesday to stop enforcing South Carolina's same-sex marriage ban. Judge Richard Mark Gergel based this decision on a recent US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit opinion on Virginia, which held ...[read more]
November 8, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A federal judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Friday ruled that West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, several weeks after state officials began issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. US District Judge Robert Chambers ...[read more]
November 5, 2014
by Ashley Hogan
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Kansas ruled Tuesday that the same-sex marriage ban in Kansas is unconstitutional. The judge found in favor of the plaintiff's claim, which asserted that the law in Kansas denying same-sex couples the right to marry is unconstitutional. Judge ...[read more]
April 22, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Gay rights group Lambda Legal on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of a widow and three same-sex couples. The widow, who married her spouse in New York last year, is ...[read more]
February 28, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Judith E. Koons of Barry University School of Law situates in constitutional history the recent case by Florida same-sex couples, arguing that it is part of a compelling period in our nation's history that is likely to lead to marriages of same-sex couples to be recognized ...[read more]
December 19, 2013
by Max Slater
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that it is unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to marry. The court's decision comes only a few months after a New Mexico trial judge ordered district court clerks to begin granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Bernalillo ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Lawyers for two Portland same-sex couples on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Oregon challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The plaintiffs' claim is based on violations of due process and equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment. They claim ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in West Virginia on Tuesday challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. The suit was filed on behalf of three local same-sex couples who are seeking the right to marry as well as the child of one of the couples. The lawsuit alleges that the ban on same-sex ...[read more]
March 24, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US District Court for the Western District of Missouri on Thursday ruled that a law requiring a couple applying for a marriage license to sign it in the presence of the recorder of deeds is unconstitutional. The law was challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of five ...[read more]

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