The people have spoken.
Yesterday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that lawsuits against Kim Davis could proceed. The decision overturned a lower court that had thrown out three lawsuits filed by same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses by the county clerk. Kim Davis became a right-wing figurehead when she refused to issue marriage licenses in Rowan … Continued
Kentucky state senate passes a “separate but equal” bill to create separate marriage license forms for straight and gay applicants. Supporters claim the bill defends traditional marriage while opponents call it discriminatory.
Editor’s Note: Updated with citations from the justices and reactions from those in attendance. After decades of struggle, marriage equality is now the law of the land. Millions of Americans have been waiting for our nation’s highest court to recognize marriage equality–and it just did in a 5-4 opinion, issued by Justice Anthony Kennedy. Ever … Continued
Ireland is poised to become the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage by popular vote. On Friday, May 22, voters in Ireland will be asked to consider whether “[m]arriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinctions as to their sex.” If the polls are correct, Ireland is … Continued
In just a few days, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in one of the most important civil rights cases in a generation: Obergefell v. Hodges. After more than 20 years of struggle for marriage equality in the US, gay rights advocates are hopeful that, one way or another, Obergefell will legalize same-sex marriage in all … Continued
The Alabama Supreme Court fired a shot across the bow of the U.S. Supreme Court, defiantly challenging that court’s earlier decision to let same-sex marriages proceed in the state. The Tuesday opinion ordered probate judges in that state to stop issuing marriage licenses, setting up a rare legal showdown that pits state power against federal, … Continued