The study released last week by the Williams Institute also says that wedding spending generated an estimated $52 million in tax revenue.
A state law passed in 1961 makes the issuance of marriage licenses optional rather than mandatory.
The contempt order comes on the heels of Davis’ continued refusal to comply with a district court order blocking her from implementing her “no marriage licenses” policy.
In a one-sentence order issued Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled against Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who had sought relief from the high court to protect her from having to issue marriage licenses in Rowan County.
A letter signed by more than 130 religious and secular groups calls on the Obama Administration to rescind a Bush-era legal memo the groups claim advances taxpayer-funded religious discrimination.
The virulently anti-choice, anti-gay Operation Save America spent a week in Alabama last month for its “Let Justice Roll” event. But local feminists met the invasion with calls for justice of their own.
In a political landscape that seems destined to pit bibles against birth control for as long as the culture wars shall persist, the Religious Institute is just one of numerous organizations advocating for contraceptive access, abortion rights, and LGBTQ rights motivated by—and not despite—Christian faith.
A new lawsuit claims the former employee of the Harrison County Clerk’s office had her First Amendment rights violated when she was fired for refusing to process same-sex marriage licenses.
The first round of legal challenges to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling happened in Kentucky Monday.
There I sat when the game was called, making a sound like a barking seal as I sobbed. I knew at that moment we had reached a tipping point in the fight for gender equity and against LGBTQ discrimination, one that in my 30-plus years as a feminist and as an athlete I hadn’t been sure I would ever see.