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]
March 22, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico (ACLU-NM) on Thursday filed a lawsuit in a New Mexico state court on behalf of two same-sex couples seeking the legal right to marry. According to the complaint, the country clerk denied the plaintiffs' application for marriage licenses in March ...[read more]
November 14, 2012
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Paul Johnson, Anniversary Reader at the University of York, argues that the European Court of Human Rights' recent decision in H. v. Finland is a predictable and disappointing step taken against the rights of same-sex couples...The European Court of Human Rights ("the court... ...[read more]
November 7, 2012
by John Paul Regan
The French Council of Ministers approved a draft bill Wednesday providing same-sex couples with the right to marry. The bill extends the rights of marriage, including adoption rights, to same-sex couples living in France without altering current legal marriage and adoptive relationships. The bill ...[read more]
August 10, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The US District Court for the District of Hawaii on Wednesday denied a state law challenge brought by a lesbian couple who seek to be married rather than enter into a civil union. Natasha Jackson and Janin Kleid filed the lawsuit in December, claiming they are being denied the "fundamental right" ...[read more]

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