Same-sex couple in Alabama files federal lawsuit seeking respect for their marriage

Today, May 7, a same-sex couple in Alabama filed a new federal lawsuit, Searcy v. Bentley, seeking legal respect for their marriage license.

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Same-sex couples in Cincinnati file lawsuit challenging Ohio’s marriage ban

This morning, same-sex couples in Cincinnati filed Gibson v. Himes, a federal lawsuit challenging Ohio’s constitutional amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of six couples who want to marry in Ohio, is the first case to directly challenge the state’s marriage ban.

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Lambda Legal files federal marriage lawsuit with same-sex couples in Georgia

Today, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry in Georgia and respect for marriages legally performed elsewhere. The lawsuit joins 64 other marriage lawsuits in 30 other states/territories.

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Pennsylvania marriage lawsuit will proceed without trial on fast track for ruling

Today, the ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a motion for summary judgment in their federal challenge to the PA marriage ban, asking the judge to rule on the briefs alone and forgo the trial that had been scheduled for June 9.

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Arkansas judge says he will rule in state marriage case within 2 weeks

Yesterday in Little Rock, Arkansas, Circuit Judge Chris Piazza heard three hours of arguments in a case filed on behalf of a wide array of plaintiffs seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples or respect for such marriages in Arkansas.

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THURSDAY: 10th Circuit Appeals Court hears argument in Oklahoma marriage case

This week, on Thursday, April 17, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver will hear oral arguments in Bishop v. Smith, a federal lawsuit that seeks the freedom to marry in Oklahoma.

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ACLU of Michigan files lawsuit seeking respect for 300+ Michigan marriage licenses

Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a lawsuit in state court on behalf of eight same-sex couples who received marriage licenses on the first day of the freedom to marry in Michigan.

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Federal judge rules that Ohio must respect gay couples’ marriages from other states

Today, U.S. District Court judge Timothy Black officially issued his ruling in Henry v. Wymyslo, declaring that the state of Ohio must respect the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states.

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Federal judge rules Indiana must immediately respect one couple’s marriage

Today, a federal judge ruled that the state of Indiana must respect the marriage of a same-sex couple from Munster, Indiana - Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney. One of the spouses, Niki, was diagnosed in 2009 with ovarian cancer and is terminally ill. The judge issued an emergency temporary restraining order declaring that Indiana must respect their marriage.

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ACLU files lawsuit in North Carolina seeking immediate respect for marriages

Today, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation, and private lawyers filed a new federal lawsuit seeking immediate respect for the marriages of three same-sex couples with life-threatening medical conditions.

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