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Louisiana officials delay issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Friday, June 26, 2015
Louisiana
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. ...

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Alabama resumes issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but not everywhere

Friday, June 26, 2015
Newlyweds Jessica Dent, left, and Carolee Taylor leave a court building in Montgomery, Ala., with their wedding license on Friday, June 26, 2015. The two women were among the first same-sex couples to wed in Alabama after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled gay people can marry anywhere.
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. ...

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San Francisco, city at the vanguard of the gay rights fight, celebrates marriage ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, center, speaks at a news conference outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Friday, June 26, 2015, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide.
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. ...

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Texas governor dismisses Supreme Court ruling, demands state agencies preserve religious liberties

Friday, June 26, 2015
Attorney General Greg   Abbott (R-Texas)
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. ...

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Puerto Rico amends laws after Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

Friday, June 26, 2015
Puerto-Rico
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. ...

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North Dakota governor: State will abide by Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

Friday, June 26, 2015
North-Dakota
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. ...

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Scott Walker calls Supreme Court marriage decision a ‘grave mistake’

Friday, June 26, 2015
Scott Walker
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 ...

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Obama, in tweet, lauds high court decision on same-sex marriage

Friday, June 26, 2015
Barack Obama
President Barack Obama took to Twitter to praise the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision as "a big step in our march toward equality." ...

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Philadelphia rainbow crosswalks mark 50th anniversary of LGBT rights demonstrations

Thursday, June 25, 2015
A woman walks past a rainbow crosswalk in support of the LGBT community at the intersection of 13th and Locust streets, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Philadelphia.
The rainbow crosswalks will be dedicated at the Annual Reminders Block Party on July 5 honoring the 50th anniversary of the first wave of U.S. LGBT rights group demonstrations. ...

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Texas AG: Counties should wait if same-sex marriage legalized

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas)
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urged county officials Thursday to not immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal. ...

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