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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Today in Arkansas: Couples seek the freedom to marry in state court hearing

Today, April 17 at 1:00pm CT, a hearing will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas in Wright v. Arkansas, a lawsuit filed last summer in state court by private lawyers on behalf of eleven same-sex couples.

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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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TOMORROW: Follow our live blog at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

On April 10 and April 17, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will kick off a new wave of activity in federal appellate courts across the country when it hears oral arguments in two cases - one from Utah and one from Oklahoma - seeking the freedom to marry. Follow along with Freedom to Marry throughout the day on both days.

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Federal judge will issue ruling that Ohio must respect same-sex couples’ marriages

Today, during the closing arguments of a hearing in Henry v. Wymyslo, U.S. District Court judge Timothy Black announced that he would issue a ruling within ten days, and that he anticipates striking down part of Ohio's anti-marriage law.

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This week, 10th Circuit Appeals Court kicks off wave of appellate arguments

April kicks off another chapter in our campaign to win marriage nationwide: On the 10th and 17th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit will hear oral arguments in Denver, Colorado on the first marriage cases to reach the appellate level, from Utah and Oklahoma, respectively.

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