The 5-4 decision ends the flood of cases challenging statewide same-sex marriage bans across the country.
Same-sex couples in Michigan may have a harder time adopting children under new laws signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday that allow adoption agencies to deny anyone services based on the organization’s “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
The governor’s executive action is in response to the failure of the GOP-majority state legislature to pass the so-called Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act, which would codify discrimination of LGBTQ people by those who oppose marriage equality.
At the end of Tuesday’s oral arguments it wasn’t clear whether Justice Kennedy would side completely with marriage equality advocates.
To a certain kind of religious conservative, this connection makes some—if not perfect—sense.
A judge ordered the Travis County Clerk to issue a marriage license to Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, an Austin couple who have been together for nearly 31 years and who married outside the county clerk’s office Thursday in the presence of friends and family.
The Roberts Court on Monday denied review of a Louisiana ban on same-sex marriage, noting the federal appeals court has yet to rule, as well as two campaign finance related challenges.
Marriage equality gains across the country have created significant divisions within the Republican Party, with right-wing activists threatening to leave the party and actively campaign against some lawmakers over their support for same-sex marriage.
Even with all that’s left to accomplish, I’m proud to reside in the land of Lincoln.
A unanimous decision by the New Mexico Supreme Court makes the state the 17th in the country to recognize marriage equality.