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Ind. plaintiffs object to full-court hearing on same-sex marriage ruling

| Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Attorneys on either side of a lawsuit over Indiana's overthrown same-sex marriage ban are wrangling over how many federal judges should hear the state's appeal, a technical issue that could make a big difference. Those representing gay couples who want the ban overturned permanently – the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, ...

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ACLU objects to Wis. request for full court hearing on gay marriage ruling

| Monday, July 21, 2014
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MADISON, Wis. -- Gay couples challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state's request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case. American Civil Liberties Union attorneys representing eight same-sex couples challenging the ban filed an objection Monday to the state's request that the entire appeals court ...

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ACLU asks Holder to issue statement recognizing Ind. same-sex marriages

| Friday, July 11, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Attorneys on Friday asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to step in on behalf of hundreds of same-sex couples who were wed before a federal appeals court stayed an order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban. The letter by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana asks Holder to issue a statement that the federal government will...

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ACLU asks federal judge to lift stay in Wisconsin same-sex marriage ruling

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
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MADISON, Wis. -- The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal judge to lift a stay on same-sex marriages in Wisconsin. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb found the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional in an ACLU lawsuit June 6, sending same-sex couples rushing to courthouses to marry.

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ACLU files second lawsuit challenging Missouri same-sex marriage ban

| Friday, June 27, 2014
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is being challenged by a second lawsuit filed in Kansas City. The lawsuit was filed by attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of two same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses last week by the Jackson County recorder of deeds.

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ACLU objects to stay in gay marriage ruling as confusion grows among clerks

| Friday, June 27, 2014
Michael Foster, second left, and Larry Foster, right, hug with their children Joseph, 13, left, Kaleb, 11, center, and Madeline, 9, as the couple were married in Indianapolis, Thursday, June 26, 2014. A federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday in a ruling that immediately allowed gay couples to wed.
INDIANAPOLIS — The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed an objection to Indiana's request for an emergency stay of a federal judge's order striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. The ACLU's petition says "the public interest strongly weighs against the stay" sought by Attorney General Greg Zoeller...

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More lawsuits expected in Wisconsin over recognition of same-sex marriages

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mel Freitag, left, and Amber Sowards, of Madison, Wis., get married by Daniel Floeter, family court commissioner, outside the City-County Building on Friday, June 6, 2014, in Madison after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Sowards, who is six months pregnant, has been with Freitag for six years.
MADISON, Wis. -- Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union in Wisconsin are looking at whether to file lawsuits on behalf of same-sex couples who got married after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriages.

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New coalition launching to build support for marriage equality in Indiana

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Same-sex marriage supporters in Indiana are forming Hoosiers Unite for Marriage, a coalition to build support for their cause following high-profile fights over the issue at the Statehouse and in the courts. The ACLU of Indiana will be part of the coalition along with Liberty Indiana and the national group Freedom to Marry.

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Third federal lawsuit filed challenging Alabama same-sex marriage ban

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alabama on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a same-sex couple from Birmingham who married in Massachusetts but their marriage is not recognized in their home state.

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Federal appeals court wants briefs in Wis. same-sex marriage stay request

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Natalie, left, and Heather Starr, with their daughter Libby, say their vows in front of Rev. Roger Bertschausen on the steps of the Outagamie County administration building on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Appleton, Wis. They are the first same sex couple to be married in the county.
MADISON, Wis. -- It looks like a federal appeals court won't rule on whether to halt same-sex marriages in Wisconsin until at least Wednesday. Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to issue an emergency stay to halt same-sex marriages while he appeals.

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