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Federal judge strikes down Wyoming same-sex marriage ban

Friday, October 17, 2014
Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A federal judge has ordered Wyoming to allow same-sex marriage but has stayed his decision so that the state can appeal if it wants. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled Friday that the state must comply with a ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that permits same-sex marriage....

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U.S. Supreme Court allows same-sex marriages to go forward in Alaska

Friday, October 17, 2014
Vincent Huang
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied the state of Alaska's request to put a stop to gay marriages pending an appeal. Justice Anthony Kennedy denied the request in a written order Friday morning. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

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Federal judge strikes down Arizona same-sex marriage ban

Friday, October 17, 2014
Arizona
PHOENIX -- Same-sex marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state's conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn't challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for same-sex unions in the state. The announcement prompted gay couples in Phoenix to immediately begin lining up at the downtown courthouse to apply for...

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Federal judge strikes down Alaska’s same-sex marriage ban

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A federal judge has struck down Alaska's first-in-the-nation ban on same-sex marriages. U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday said the ban violates the U.S. constitutional guarantee of due process and equal protection.

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Federal judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban in North Carolina

Friday, October 10, 2014
North-Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A federal judge in North Carolina struck down the state's gay marriage ban Friday, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately. U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr., in Asheville issued a ruling shortly after 5 p.m. declaring the ban approved by state voters in 2012 unconstitutional.

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U.S. Supreme Court lifts stay on Idaho same-sex marriage ruling

Friday, October 10, 2014
Idaho
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can go ahead in Idaho. The court issued an order Friday that appears to remove the last legal obstacle keeping gay and lesbian couples from getting married in the conservative state.

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Nevada begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Las-Vegas
LAS VEGAS -- A dizzying legal wrangle is over in the wedding capital of the world as same-sex couples began receiving marriage licenses in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities on Thursday afternoon. Same-sex couples cheered at the marriage license bureau in Las Vegas as frustration gave way to elation and the first licenses were issued.

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West Virginia begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Thursday, October 9, 2014
West-Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- County clerks in West Virginia were told to begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples Thursday after Attorney General Patrick Morrisey dropped his fight to a court challenge on the state's gay marriage ban.

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Ninth Circuit strikes down same-sex marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld gay marriage in Idaho and Nevada, saying bans on the practice in those states violate same-sex couples' equal protection rights. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said in its ruling that laws that treat people differently based on sexual orientation are unconstitutional ...

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A state-by-state look at remaining gay marriage bans across the nation

Monday, October 6, 2014
Ted Richardson, AP (File)
State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The high court Monday cleared the way for more expansion by turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit it.

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