Alabama begins issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

Feb 10, 2015

Alabama begins issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to stop same-sex marriages from beginning in Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country. Alabama began issuing marriage licenses promptly after the decision, becoming the 37th state where gays can legally wed. Gay marriage is ...

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether gay couples can marry

Jan 17, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether gay couples can marry

The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution, setting up a potentially historic ruling on one of the country’s most sweeping social issues in a generation. The justices will take up ...

Nov 18, 2014

Gay marriage issue squarely before U.S. Supreme Court

A same-sex couple from the state of Michigan is putting the question of the right to marry nationwide squarely before the U.S. Supreme Court. The couple’s plea to be allowed to marry was being filed Monday. It asks the justices to hold that state ...

Nov 11, 2014

Kansas asks U.S. Supreme Court to put gay marriage on hold

Kansas asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to prevent gay marriage from going into effect in the state while it appeals a federal judge’s ruling last week that its ban on same-sex nuptials violates the U.S. Constitution. The stay application by Kansas was ...

Nov 6, 2014

Judge overturns Missouri ban on gay marriage

A judge overturned Missouri’s ban on gay marriage on Wednesday in a ruling that could add the state to a growing list of those where same-sex marriages are legal. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison, who heard arguments on Sept. 29, determined the law ...

Egypt jails eight men over viral 'gay marriage' video

Nov 1, 2014

Egypt jails eight men over viral 'gay marriage' video

An Egyptian court jailed eight men for three years Saturday over a video prosecutors claimed was of a gay wedding, which went viral on the Internet. Homosexuality is not specifically banned under Egyptian law, so the men, arrested in September, were convicted of broadcasting ...