Postedon Feb 04, 2014 at 04:00 pm
It’s hard to keep up with the flurry of activity around marriage, particularly in more conservative states. Here’s what’s going on and what you may have missed.
Postedon Feb 04, 2014 at 10:00 am
In the six months since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA, dozens of same-sex couples in states across the country have joined together to file lawsuits seeking the freedom to marry. Check out updates from 5 of the 22 states with pending litigation:
Postedon Feb 03, 2014 at 11:00 am
"It didn't bother me that Dustin was gay," Shana said. "What bothered me was that as far as I knew, if you were gay you weren't going to Heaven. So I saw that Dustin was still who he had always been. I came to that realization: If it's not Heaven without Dustin, then Dustin will be in Heaven. He'll be there."
Postedon Jan 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm
On January 21, 2014, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of four same-sex couples in Utah who legally married in the state. More than 1,300 same-sex couples married in those weeks, and this lawsuit seeks recognition for these licenses.
Postedon Jan 16, 2014 at 02:30 pm
Soon after the federal government's announcement, several other states where same-sex couples can marry - including Washington state, Maryland, and Maine - confirmed that they, too, would honor the couples' marriages.
Postedon Jan 16, 2014 at 01:45 pm
A new poll in Utah indicates that support for the freedom to marry in Utah is higher than ever in the weeks following the December 20 federal court ruling that struck down anti-marriage laws in the state.
Postedon Jan 14, 2014 at 11:45 am
Last week at a rally in support of the freedom to marry in Salt Lake City, UT, 12-year-old Riley Hackford-Peer spoke out about why marriage matters to his two mothers, his little brother, and his entire family.
Postedon Jan 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that the federal government would respect the marriages of the 1,300+ same-sex couples in Utah who have been issued marriage licenses in the state since December 20, 2013.
Postedon Jan 08, 2014 at 02:00 pm
State officials in Utah announced today that state agencies will not respect the marriages of the more than 1,000 same-sex couples who have been granted marriage licenses in the state.
Postedon Jan 06, 2014 at 11:20 am
On January 6, 2013, the United States Supreme Court granted a request for a stay in the marriage ruling in Utah that established the freedom to marry across the state. The ruling will be stayed - meaning that same-sex couples in Utah will be temporarily unable to receive marriage licenses - pending the state's appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.