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Wisconsin Ruling Leads to Burst of Milwaukee, Madison Weddings

Wisconsin Ruling Leads to Burst of Milwaukee, Madison Weddings

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A June 6 ruling from a federal district judge that Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional set off a flurry of nearly 130 weddings in Milwaukee, the state’s largest city, as well as Madison, the capital, on Friday evening and Saturday. That was not necessarily the way Senior US […]

Supreme Court Rejects Effort to Halt Oregon Marriages

Supreme Court Rejects Effort to Halt Oregon Marriages

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a one-sentence order that did not elaborate on the reasoning, the US Supreme Court on June 4 denied a request by an anti-gay group seeking to block any further same-sex marriages in Oregon while it appeals a lower court ruling that it cannot intervene in the case. On May 19, […]

Justice Anthony Kennedy Considering Oregon Marriage Stay Bid by Anti-Gay Group

Justice Anthony Kennedy Considering Oregon Marriage Stay Bid by Anti-Gay Group

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is considering an application from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) –– formed specifically to oppose same-sex marriage advances –– to put a stop to weddings that began in Oregon on May 19. That’s when US District Judge Michael McShane ruled that the state’s ban […]

Lesbian Parenting Ruling Harder Than It Should Have Been

Lesbian Parenting Ruling Harder Than It Should Have Been

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | As we approach the third anniversary of New York State’s Marriage Equality Law, which says that same-sex marriages and different-sex marriages will be treated equally for all purposes under New York law, this issue should be a no-brainer. Apparently, in the view of some state courts, it is not. Otherwise […]

Marriage Gala Focuses Attention on Bigger Goals 

Marriage Gala Focuses Attention on Bigger Goals 

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The news that same-sex marriage had begun in Oregon earlier in the day — as the result of a federal court ruling the state will not appeal — added an extra element of festiveness to Marriage Equality USA’s May 19 New York gala. And that was without the foreknowledge of a […]

Even With DOMA Gone, Tax Issues Convoluted

Even With DOMA Gone, Tax Issues Convoluted

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Despite the 2013 US Supreme Court ruling that struck down the part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that barred federal recognition of same-sex marriages, filing federal and state tax returns remains a complex endeavor for those couples as most states still do not recognize their marriages. “We’re moving in […]

Heightened Scrutiny Hinted at in Idaho Stay

Heightened Scrutiny Hinted at in Idaho Stay

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | In a May 20 ruling, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals extended — pending the appeals process — what had been a temporary stay of a federal court ruling that struck down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage. A week earlier, Magistrate Candy Wagahoff Dale ruled that the […]

Arkansas Supreme Court Stays Marriage Ruling

Arkansas Supreme Court Stays Marriage Ruling

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | After a week in which hundreds of same-sex couples married in Arkansas and legal action moved back and forth between a county circuit judge and the state’s high court, the Arkansas Supreme Court has issued a stay on the county judge’s May 9 marriage equality order, allowing time for the legal issues […]

BREAKING: Pennsylvania’s GOP Governor Will Not Appeal Marriage Ruling

BREAKING: Pennsylvania’s GOP Governor Will Not Appeal Marriage Ruling

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a stunning development, the State of Pennsylvania has announced it will not appeal the May 20 federal district court decision striking down its ban on marriage by same-sex couples. Just one day after the ruling, Governor Tom Corbett, a Republican widely considered a social conservative, announced he would abide by […]

Just One Day After Oregon, Pennsylvania Ban Falls

Just One Day After Oregon, Pennsylvania Ban Falls

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A Republican appointed to the federal bench by President George W. Bush in 2002 has struck down Pennsylvania’s statutory ban on same-sex marriage and its recognition. US District Judge John E. Jones III, in a May 20 ruling, found that the ban violates both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses […]

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