November 26, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Monday ordered the Cook County Clerk to immediately issue a marriage license to same-sex couple Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert. Gray and Ewert petitioned for an immediate marriage license due to Gray's battle with terminal ...[read more]
October 23, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Australia's Commonwealth government, led by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, filed suit on Wednesday challenging the validity of the Marriage Equality Bill passed on Tuesday by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, legalizing same-sex marriage. In a writ of summons filed with the ...[read more]
October 13, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The Supreme Court of New Jersey on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie challenging a lower court ruling that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry. The decision will allow the case to skip appellate-level hearings and move straight to the Supreme Court, with ...[read more]
October 11, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A New Jersey judge on Thursday denied the state's motion to stay her September 27 order to begin permitting same-sex couples to enter civil marriages on October 21. On October 1 the state requested that the court stay its order until the "ultimate arbiter of substantial constitutional issues of ...[read more]
June 24, 2011
by Zach Zagger
A Maryland court ruled Thursday that the spousal privilege preventing spouses from being compelled to testify against one another applies to a lesbian couple married in Washington DC, recognizing the rights of same-sex married couples though Maryland does not allow the practice. Judge Donald ...[read more]

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