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Okla. House OKs bill shifting issuance of marriage licenses from state to clergy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Oklahoma state capitol in Oklahoma City.
Opponents say the bill is a reaction by lawmakers who disagree with a federal judge's decision to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. [...]

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Alabama designs new marriage license to accommodate same-sex unions

Thursday, February 5, 2015
AP
The Alabama Department of Public Health sent the form Thursday to probate judges across the state. The form has two spaces that read spouse, instead of separate listings for bride and groom. [...]

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Kansas now issuing gender-neutral marriage forms

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Kansas
Applicants now fill in information under the heading "Party A" or "Party B" and can select whether they want to be referred to as a bride, groom or spouse. [...]

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S.C. lawmaker wants to protect officials for refusing same-sex marriage licenses

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Lee Bright
A South Carolina lawmaker is proposing a bill to protect officials for refusing same-sex marriage licenses based on religious beliefs [...]

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Some Mont. clerks won’t issue same-sex marriage licenses for religious reasons

Friday, November 21, 2014
Ted Ribey with the Clerk of District Court's office in Yellowstone County attaches a seal to the wedding license of Jill Houk and Randi Paul, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Billings, Mont. At least 5 other clerks in the county are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A few county clerks in Montana's Yellowstone County are refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, citing their religious opposition to same-sex marriage. [...]

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Alaska same-sex couples begin applying for marriage licenses

Monday, October 13, 2014
Matthew Hamby, left, and Christopher Shelden are one of five gay couples who sued the state of Alaska to overturn its ban on same-sex marriage.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A number of same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses in Alaska on Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on same-sex unions. Matthew Hamby and Christopher Shelden, lead plaintiffs in the case against the state, were among the applicants. [...]

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Majority of Santa Fe marriage licenses in past year went to same-sex couples

Sunday, September 7, 2014
This photo taken on Monday, May 12, 2014, shows the certificate of marriage presented to Kathy Chambery, and her partner, Marilyn Haring of 23 years, after they were married at Magistrate Court in Santa Fe, N.M.
SANTA FE, N.M. — More than half of the marriage licenses issued by Santa Fe County in the past year have gone to same-sex couples. The number of licenses issued has doubled, and 55 percent went to same-sex couples, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Friday, citing data compiled by [...]

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Same-sex couples in 7 Miss. counties record out-of-state marriage licenses

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Joce Pritchett Carla Webb of Jackson, Miss., pictured here with their two children, were among the couples who recorded their out-of-state marriage.
JACKSON, Miss. -- In a move that's more symbolic than substantial, same-sex couples in seven Mississippi counties were allowed to file out-of-state marriage licenses into chancery court land records Wednesday, while couples were barred from filing documents in one coastal county. Couples say filing the papers does not overturn Mississippi's [...]

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Colo. Supreme Court stops same-sex marriages in Boulder County

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Boulder-CO
DENVER -- Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday. The court ruling was in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying [...]

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Colo. appeals court refuses to stop Boulder’s same-sex marriage licenses

Friday, July 25, 2014
Hillary Hall
DENVER -- The Colorado Court of Appeals has denied state Attorney General John Suthers' request to stop Boulder's clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The court issued its ruling Thursday evening, saying Suthers didn't establish the factors required to reverse a ruling that allowed clerk Hillary Hall to issue such [...]

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