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Jason Collins, NBA’s first openly gay player, announces he’s retiring

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jason Collins
Jason Collins, a 13-year veteran of the National Basketball Association who last year became the league's first openly gay player, is retiring.

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Kansas Supreme Court lifts hold on marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Kansas Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for additional gay marriages in the state's most populous county while declaring that it would defer to the federal courts on whether Kansas' ban on same-sex marriages is constitutional. The Kansas court also declined to say whether all of the state's 105 counties fall under a...

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Fourth Circuit rejects attempt to delay same-sex marriage in South Carolina

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Lewis F. Powell Jr. Courthouse in Richmond, Va., is home to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
RICHMOND, Va. -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared the way for same-sex couples to be married in South Carolina beginning this week - at least for now. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, denied the state's request to block the marriages while it appeals a lower court's ruling overturning South Carolina's ban on gay marriage.

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U.S. Supreme Court says same-sex marriages can go ahead in Kansas

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Kansas
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court says same-sex marriages can go ahead in Kansas. The court on Wednesday denied the state's request to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying while Kansas fights the issue in court.

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Judge strikes down South Carolina same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A federal judge has struck down South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel on Wednesday ruled against the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. But marriage licenses can't be immediately handed out. Gergel gave state Attorney General Alan Wilson a delay until Nov. 20.

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6th Circuit Court upholds same-sex marriage bans in four states

Thursday, November 6, 2014
The Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse in Cincinnati is the home of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The court heard arguments in six same-sex marriage cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. A ruling in those cases is pending.
CINCINNATI -- A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld same-sex marriage bans in four states, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that heard arguments on gay marriage bans or restrictions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee...

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Judge orders Kansas to allow same-sex marriage, state gets one week to appeal

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A federal judge has ordered Kansas to allow same-sex couples to marry, but he delayed enforcement of the order until next week to give the state time to appeal. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday barring the state from enforcing its constitutional ban starting at 5 p.m. on Nov. 11, pending...

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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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Tenth Circuit lifts stay: Same-sex marriage now legal in Utah, Oklahoma

Monday, October 6, 2014
Plaintiffs challenging Utah's gay marriage ban, from left, Derek Kitchen, his partner Moudi Sbeity, Kate Call, her partner Karen Archer, Laurie Wood and her partner Kody Partridge stand together after leaving court following a hearing at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 10, 2014.
DENVER -- A federal appeals court has lifted its stay in gay marriage cases in Oklahoma and Utah, clearing the way for same-sex nuptials to begin in both states. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver lifted the stays Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the matter. The high court's decision effectively means gay marriage...

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