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same-sex marriage

Sep 1, 2015

Court: No relation by blood, no visitation rights in same-sex divorce

Michelle and Brittany Conover weren’t married yet when they decided to have a child together — in fact, they couldn’t legally marry yet. But the two were in a long-term relationship, and they planned to raise their son together: Brittany carried and gave birth in 2010 to Jaxon William Lee Eckel Conover, who was conceived […]

Sep 1, 2015

Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A county clerk who invoked “God’s authority” as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign and now must face a federal judge who could impose fines or send her to jail. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis turned away several gay and lesbian couples who […]

Aug 3, 2015

This housing-bias case might never end

Long-running discrimination suit leads news summary that includes same-sex marriage group disbands, entertainment lawyer named to police commission and one lawyers poses as another.

Jun 30, 2015

Beset with financial woes, Equality Maryland may close

The organization at the forefront of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland said it may have to reduce operations and possibly close because of dwindling financial resources.

Jun 26, 2015

Drawing very different lessons from landmark same-sex ruling

Students in Maryland Sen. Jamin B. “Jamie” Raskin’s constitutional-law class this fall would be well advised to add Obergefell v. Hodges to their summer reading list.

Jun 15, 2015

WeddingWire deal another sign of economic impact of gay marriage

For publisher Kathryn Hamm, last week’s acquisition of her website by longtime partner WeddingWire was just a formality in the vein of her own relationship history. “It’s just like how I did in my own relationship — we were together a long time and we just made it legal,” said Hamm, who wedded her now-wife […]

Brian Frosh
Mar 9, 2015

Frosh joins Supreme Court brief for same-sex marriage

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined 15 other states and Washington, D.C., in urging the Supreme Court to rule that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

Mar 5, 2015

From Goldman to Google, companies back gay marriage in court brief

Large businesses from Main Street to Wall Street are urging the Supreme Court to strike down laws banning same-sex marriage. In a friend-of-the-court brief that was due to be filed Thursday, hundreds of banks and other corporations argue that states that still prohibit gay unions “hamper employer efforts to recruit and retain the most talented workforce […]

Mar 4, 2015

A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage

Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians.

Feb 11, 2015

Gay ‘disorder’ claims are fraud, New Jersey judge rules

A judge in New Jersey has ruled that claims of gay conversion therapy that describe homosexuality as a curable mental disorder are fraud.

Feb 11, 2015

Alabama’s probate judges are in an unnecessary ‘sticky wicket’

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are forced to balance doing what you think is right versus what you were asked to do?

Feb 9, 2015

Thomas: Court is tipping its hand on gay marriage

The Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way for gay marriage across the nation, Justice Clarence Thomas complained Monday in a stinging dissent to the court's refusal to block the start of same-sex marriages in Alabama.

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