Some Missouri counties still won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week's Supreme Court ruling, prompting an advocacy group to threaten legal action Wednesday to force compliance.
A North Dakota Republican state lawmaker is defending a Facebook post in which he called the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage a victory for the mentally ill.
U.S. District Judge Callie Granade issued an order Wednesday updating a previous ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in Alabama.
All of Tennessee's county clerks are ready to or are already issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to county staffers and gay marriage advocates.
Groups representing same-sex couples Tuesday said more Alabama counties are beginning to follow the U.S Supreme Court's marriage ruling but want a federal judge to order reluctant probate judges to comply.
Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state Education Department to do a better job of protecting transgender students from harassment and discrimination in the classroom.
Members of the House Republican Caucus are proposing legislation to protect ministers who choose not to perform a marriage that violates their religious beliefs.
Authorities in rural Utah say a man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks.
A Tennessee hardware store owner is expressing his dissatisfaction with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage by displaying a "no gays allowed" sign at his business.
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington says it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn't be used to support transgender girls.
Same-sex couples were able to obtain marriage licenses in all of Kansas' 105 counties Tuesday, but the state wasn't yet allowing gay and lesbian spouses to change their last names on driver's licenses or file joint income tax returns.
A new lawsuit is challenging Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive order that aims to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage.
"Growing Up Trans" explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever (and their parents) now experience it: a frontier of possibilities and unknowns, and a minefield of high-stakes choices.
Nearly one-third of Alabama counties on Monday were not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, or had shut down marriage license operations altogether, despite Friday's landmark U.S Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry.
Now that same-sex marriage is legal across the United States, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object.
Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably the belief that gay
Gay rights advocates said Louisiana had been the last state to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses when its clerks of court got the go-ahead Monday.
In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues — and a country where gaysame-sexmarriage has been legal for a decade — Michael Sam has come to restart his football career.
Many county clerks across Texas have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite instructions from the state attorney general that they could refuse to do so if it violates their religious beliefs.
A few court clerks in Kentucky are refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couple as an objection to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.
That news came Monday after state Attorney General Jim Hood sent a letter to county circuit clerks indicating they could go ahead and issue licenses.
Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.
A top Cabinet minister on Sunday urged Colombia's courts to legalize same-sex marriage and support the right of such couples to adopt.
The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help advance their cause.
Cuomo made use of some newly granted powers to officiate at his first wedding, that of a same-sex couple who wed outside a Greenwich Village bar where police harassment of patrons sparked three days of riots in 1969.
A Cincinnati native who was the lead plaintiff in the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage has come back to his hometown to celebrate.
For the second time in two days, the Supreme Court struck at the heart of the Republican Party platform. Yet the response to Friday's same-sex marriage ruling was mild in comparison with the outrage that followed the court's decision Thursday to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law.
Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas against LGBT pride marchers trying to rally in Istanbul's central square on Sunday, forcing the thousands of demonstrators to gather several blocks away.
In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed a law stipulating that the federal government would not recognize marriages of same-sex couples. On Friday night, the White House was illuminated in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling legalizing such marriages in every state of the nation. For gay rights activists,
Police say a bystander was shot at an LGBT pride event in San Francisco's Civic Center when an argument between several men turned violent, but the argument was not tied to the event.
With a notable paucity of dissents and not a single word to say about same-sex marriage, health care or housing discrimination, the court's liberal justices prevailed in almost every important case in recent months.
A Minnesota man who fought for his own same-sex marriage more than 40 years ago is celebrating the landmark Supreme Court ruling that said gay couples can marry anywhere in the country.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized same-sex marriage across the nation.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, that the Constitution guarantees gay people the freedom to marry, is a monumental and inspiring victory. America got it right. Love won. We all did. ... And now we must get back to work.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum denounced the landmark gay marriage ruling Friday in a fiery speech to about 4,000 conservatives gathered in Denver.
Here's an update on how same-sex marriage is reverberating across Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to wed.
"It has been an evolutionary process," said Fred Sainz of the HRC. But he said Obama now stands as one of the great champions of gay rights, up there with the likes of Harvey Milk. As for Clinton, he said, "she connects with gay people on a level that is
From pop-up parties to weddings, New Yorkers celebrated the Supreme Court's ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
When Justice Anthony Kennedy took the bench Friday at the Supreme Court, some were thinking about his past decisions and other June 26ths.
The decades-long debate about whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in the United States was finally settled Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled gay and lesbian couples can get married anywhere in the country.
The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage.
Gay and lesbian couples in Washington and across the nation are celebrating Friday's ruling, which will put an end to same-sex marriage bans in the 14 states that still maintain them.
President Barack Obama, who himself has acknowledged an evolution over gay rights, said Friday that the Supreme Court's ruling giving same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide represents a day when justice "arrives like a thunderbolt."
Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the LGBT rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.
Two men in their 80s got the first same-sex marriage license Friday in Dallas, some gay couples elsewhere were denied and Gov. Greg Abbott, dismayed by the Supreme Court's ruling, ordered state agencies to respect religious objectors.
Many Michigan gay couples quickly married Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in a case involving two Detroit-area nurses who said they were elated "that this day has finally come."
A court in Atlanta started marrying gay couples Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage.
Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage - upending Missouri's constitutional ban on the practice - same-sex couples in the state applied and were granted marriage licenses.
Same-sex couples across the state of Tennessee were going to county clerks' offices to get marriage licenses on what many were calling "day one."
Gay couples in Nebraska are now able to marry and have their marriages legally recognized in the state that has had one of the most restrictive same-sex marriage bans in the country.
Timothy Love was at the head of the line Friday with his same-sex partner of 35 years to obtain the marriage license he fought for in the courts.
Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat, says a federal appeals court in New Orleans must first lift a hold on a same-se marriage court case from Mississippi. He said he doesn't know how long that could take.
"I'm honored to be a part of this moment," said Misty Collins, a 37-year-old Rapid City woman who married Melissa Eidson on Friday after becoming one of the first same-sex couples in the state to receive a marriage license.
The judge who struck down Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban last year presided over one of its first same-sex weddings Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that such bans are unconstitutional.
Same-sex marriages began Friday across Ohio within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling that rejected the state's 2004 ban and allowed such unions anywhere in the country.
Louisiana's attorney general says it is not necessary for court officials to immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday.
Some Alabama counties have started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Workers draped a giant, one-story-long rainbow flag over the front door of City Hall minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide on Friday morning.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a directive to all state agencies demanding they preserve Texans' religious liberties after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.
Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision, Puerto Rico's governor signed an executive order requiring government agencies to become compliant with the ruling within 15 days.
Some gay couples wasted no time pursuing marriage licenses in North Dakota on Friday, just hours after the Supreme Court decreed that same-sex marriage is a nationwide right.
Walker said in a statement Friday that the states should have the right to decide whether to allow same-sex marriage. He also says the Constitution should be amended to include a definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.