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What’s happening where? The latest developments in marriage equality…

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Georgia Covey, left, embraces her partner Anna Singson while waiting in line for a same sex marriage license at the Marriage License Bureau Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. The couple, along with several other same sex couples, waited in line for two hours before they found out they couldn't get a license.
Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Some of the 11 states affected by the denial went ahead with weddings; others are proceeding toward marriage deliberately. Others are [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court says it erred in halting Nevada same-sex marriages

Thursday, October 9, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy mistakenly blocked the start of same-sex marriage in Nevada in an order that spawned confusion among state officials and disappointment in couples hoping to be wed. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg confirmed this mix-up Thursday, saying Kennedy's order issued a day earlier... [...]

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Celebration becomes sadness as same-sex marriage stalls in Idaho

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Mistie Tolman, left, cries as she gets a hug from friend Lisa Perry after she and her partner Karen McMillian, far right, were denied the opportunity for a marriage license inside the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in the states of Idaho and Nevada.
BOISE, Idaho -- Several same-sex couples, their families and friends gathered at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise Wednesday morning, eager to be first in line for marriage licenses after a federal appellate court rejected Idaho's ban on gay marriages. But their mood turned from joyous to devastated in a [...]

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Same-sex marriages on hold in Nevada after Supreme Court justice issues stay

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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LAS VEGAS -- Same-sex couples are being told not to line up Wednesday at the marriage bureau in Las Vegas, after the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked gay marriage in Idaho and Nevada. Clark County Clerk Diane Alba tells The Associated Press it's clear at least for now that she [...]

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Kennedy orders temporary stay in Idaho, Nevada same-sex marriage rulings

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada. Kennedy's order came a little more than an hour after Idaho filed an emergency request for an immediate stay and about 10 minutes before the [...]

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Oregon officials urge Supreme Court to deny NOM’s request for stay

Monday, June 2, 2014
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Arguing that there is no way the U.S. Supreme Court is going to rule on the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage when only a private group is defending such a law, Oregon state officials and a group of same-sex couples urged the Court on Monday not to grant [...]

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Kennedy asks for briefs on NOM request to halt same-sex marriage in Oregon

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- A U.S. Supreme Court justice is asking for more information before any ruling on an effort by the National Organization for Marriage to halt same-sex marriages in Oregon. [...]

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Same-sex marriage opponents invoke Justice Kennedy

Saturday, May 10, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
WASHINGTON -- The pro-gay rights rulings of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have been a key spark in the march toward legalized gay marriage. To counter the trend, same-sex marriage opponents now are seizing upon other opinions by Kennedy himself. [...]

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Kennedy: Ideological gridlock leaves too many divisive issues up to the Court

Thursday, October 3, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA -- Justice Anthony Kennedy criticized the ideological gridlock that leaves so many divisive issues to the Supreme Court, saying a "functioning democracy" would resolve them in the political arena. [...]

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U.S. congressman says Supreme Court marriage ruling legalized polygamy

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas)
Speaking with conservative talk show host Janet Mefferd on Monday, U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) expanded on his claim that the Supreme Court Justices who ruled on Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act should’ve flunked law school. [...]

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