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Opponents ask U.S. Supreme Court to delay same-sex marriage in Virginia

| Thursday, August 14, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
RICHMOND, Va. -- Attorneys representing a county clerk in northern Virginia have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a circuit court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. Alliance Defending Freedom on Thursday asked the nation's highest court to stay the decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.

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Attorney for Tulsa clerk bemoans Okla. same-sex marriage decision

| Friday, July 18, 2014
Byron Babione
TULSA, Okla. -- An attorney for Tulsa County’s clerk says he disagrees with a federal appeals court that struck down Oklahoma’s ban against same-sex marriage. OKLAHOMA CITY — An attorney for Tulsa County’s clerk says he disagrees with a federal appeals court that struck down Oklahoma’s ban against same-sex marriage.

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For marriage equality opponents, the losing streak continues to grow

| Sunday, June 15, 2014
Christine Weick protests outside a federal courthouse on March 3, 2014, before a trial that could overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage in Detroit. Faced with a losing streak, some longtime opponents of gay marriage now say that its nationwide legalization via a Supreme Court ruling is inevitable. Others refuse to concede, and some leaders of that cohort will be rallying on Thursday, June 19, at a March for Marriage in Washington.
For foes of same-sex marriage, their losing streak keeps growing. Some sense a lost cause, others vow to fight on. On Election Day in 2012, they went 0-for-4 on state ballot measures. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages. And over the past seven months, more than a dozen...

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GOP lawmakers seeking outside help to defend N.C. gay marriage ban

| Saturday, December 21, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Republican legislative leaders said Friday that they are getting outside legal help related to a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage, suggesting they aren't convinced Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper can wholeheartedly defend the state in the case.

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N.M. Supreme Court rules against photographer in gay bias case

| Thursday, August 22, 2013
Elaine Huguenin
SANTA FE, N.M. -- A commercial photography business owned by opponents of same-sex marriage violated New Mexico's anti-discrimination law by refusing to take pictures of a gay couple's commitment ceremony, the state's highest court ruled Thursday.

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Christian legal group says gay rights assignment was religious intolerance

| Thursday, June 20, 2013
The TennesseanA church sign across the street from Columbia State Community College displays a scornful response to a psychology professor's assignment.
CLIFTON, Tenn. -- Officials at Columbia State Community College say they're investigating claims by a Christian legal group that a psychology professor's assignment about gay rights is teaching her students religious intolerance.

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Evan Wolfson: ‘Gay people are not going to use up all the marriage licenses’

| Sunday, March 24, 2013
Evan Wolfson
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments this week in two historic same-sex marriage cases -- one challenging California's ban on gay marriage, and the other challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- supporters and opponents of marriage equality are stepping up their cases in the court of public opinion.

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Female ‘Christian’ attorney charged with sexual conduct with teenage girl

| Saturday, November 24, 2012
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A New Hampshire attorney associated with an anti-gay group of "Christian" lawyers, is facing federal charges that she took a teenage girl to Canada and convinced her to engage in sexual activity and to let it be filmed.

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Christian legal group: Gays can’t force Christian clerks to issue same-sex marriage licenses

| Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A Christian legal group on Monday sent a memorandum to marriage officials in the three states where gay marriage was legalized in last week's elections, advising them they "do not have to violate their faith or conscience by personally issuing licenses to applicants who are of the same sex."

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