1 year ago
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North Carolina’s religious objection law in court

Roughly 5 percent of North Carolina's magistrates are refusing to marry same-sex couples for religious reasons and lawyers for the state say people suing in federal court have no standing to challenge these opt-outs as unconstitutional.
2 years ago
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Greek Parliament legalizes same-sex civil partnerships

Greece's parliament has approved legislation legalizing civil partnerships for gay couples, two years after the country was condemned by a European Court for discrimination.
2 years ago
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Judge reverses order to take foster child from same-sex couple

A Utah judge today reversed his decision after saying in court Tuesday that a foster child would be removed from a lesbian couple's home.
2 years ago
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Judge orders governor to address altered marriage licenses

A federal judge has ordered Kentucky's Democratic governor to weigh in on whether altered marriage licenses issued by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' office are valid.
2 years ago
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Kentucky clerk appeals order putting her in jail

A Kentucky county clerk who's been in jail since Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is asking an appeals court to reverse a judge's ruling.
2 years ago
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Husband of jailed Kentucky court clerk says she won’t resign

The husband of a Kentucky court clerk jailed for refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay couples says she won't resign and will stay in jail for as long as it takes.
2 years ago
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NC House Democrats lodge chamber complaint on marriage law

More than 40 House Democrats have signed a formal protest complaining how Republicans got legislation passed that exempts some court officials from performing gay marriage duties on religious objections.
3 years ago
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Senate votes to override McCrory marriage veto; House next

Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of a bill that would allow some North Carolina court officials to refuse to perform gay marriage activities because of religious objections has been negated by the state Senate.
Lawmakers to ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal on same-sex marriage
3 years ago
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Lawmakers to ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal on same-sex marriage

North Carolina legislative leaders say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to quickly hear their appeal seeking to reverse lower-court rulings that legalized gay marriage in the state.
Court allows gay marriage in South Carolina
3 years ago
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Court allows gay marriage in South Carolina

A federal court has cleared the way for gay couples to be married in South Carolina. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday denied state Attorney General Alan Wilson's request to block the marriages while it hears his appeal.