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Supremes clear way for gay marriage in Florida

Supremes clear way for gay marriage in Florida

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings. In a one-paragraph order, the court decided…

Judge throws out Montana gay marriage ban

Judge throws out Montana gay marriage ban

Gay couples were expected to line up for marriage licenses Thursday morning at county courthouses across Montana after a federal judge tossed out the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. At…

Appeals Court upholds gay marriage bans in four states

Appeals Court upholds gay marriage bans in four states

A month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on gay marriage, the issue is headed its way again. A federal appeals court Thursday halted a run of rulings…

How courts differ on gay marriage rulings

How courts differ on gay marriage rulings

Breaking ranks with rulings from other federal courts, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Ohio upheld gay marriage bans in four states, saying the courts aren’t the…

Baptists admit losing ‘moral war’ over gay marriage

Baptists admit losing ‘moral war’ over gay marriage

More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others — gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful — were asked…

Methodist pastor keeps his job after gay wedding

Methodist pastor keeps his job after gay wedding

A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister. The Judicial Council of the nation’s…

Six more states now allowing gay marriage: 32 total now

Six more states now allowing gay marriage: 32 total now

The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday. Gay marriage recently became legal in…

Three states still defy court rulings allowing gay marriages

Three states still defy court rulings allowing gay marriages

The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay…

Gay couples seek marriage licenses in Alaska

Gay couples seek marriage licenses in Alaska

Gay couples began applying for marriage licenses in Anchorage on Monday, 15 years after Alaska helped touch off a national debate with a ban on same-sex unions. “It feels very…

Alaska’s gay marriage ban is now history

Alaska’s gay marriage ban is now history

The state of Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples the first thing Monday, after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage — the…

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