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Alabama plaintiffs ask 11th Circuit to allow marriage victory to take effect

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Cari Searcy, left, and her wife Kim McKeand
Lawyers for Cari Searcy and Kim McKeand on Thursday asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to reject Alabama's request to place the ruling on hold for months. [...]

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Louisiana Supreme Court urged to rule in same-sex marriage case

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Louisiana Supreme Court building in New Orleans.
Lawyers on both sides of a same-sex marriage case have urged Louisiana's Supreme Court to rule on the matter even though the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to do so by June. [...]

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Virginia to pay $520K to attorneys in same-sex marriage case

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Virginia
The settlement agreement was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. The attorneys had sought more than $1.7 million. [...]

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Iowa venue settles bias complaint filed by gay couple, will discontinue all weddings

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Görtz Haus owners Betty and Richard Odgaard
The owners of a gallery and bistro who refused to hold a same-sex wedding ceremony at their central Iowa business have stopped doing weddings altogether. [...]

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Former Ford worker says he was fired for his anti-gay religious beliefs

Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A former contractor at Ford Motor Company says he was fired for expressing his religious beliefs when he criticized the automotive company for supporting its LGBT workers. [...]

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Alabama judges group reverses course on marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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An Alabama judge's group has reversed course and now says same-sex couples may apply for marriage licenses once a hold comes off a federal judge's order that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. [...]

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Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin refuses to take position on LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)
Gov. Mary Fallin won't say whether she thinks Oklahoma businesses should be allowed to discriminate against gay people. [...]

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Same-sex marriage takes center stage at first work day of N.C. General Assembly

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
North Carolina state capitol in Raleigh.
Thee Senate's top leader pushed for religious exemptions for some court officials from performing marriage duties, months after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down. [...]

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Federal judge: Issue same-sex marriage licenses in Alabama when stay expires

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
US-District-Judge-Callie-Granade
The federal judge that overturned Alabama's same-sex marriage ban said state probate judges should begin issuing licenses to same-sex couples when the hold she put on her ruling expires next month. [...]

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Legal group files judicial ethics complaint against Alabama chief justice

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Roy Moore
The complaint to Alabama’s Judicial Inquiry Commission stems from Roy Moore’s criticism of a federal judge’s ruling in favor of a Mobile couple in a same-sex marriage. Moore called it “judicial tyranny.” [...]

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