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Attorney asks S.D. judge to allow same-sex marriages immediately

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Josh Newville
A lawyer representing six South Dakota couples challenging the state's ban on gay marriage has asked a judge who declared it unconstitutional to let her ruling take effect immediately and allow same-sex weddings in the state. ...

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Appeals court to hear South Dakota, Arkansas, Missouri gay marriage cases

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Cathy Sakimura, family law director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, applauded the court's ruling as a "victory for Missouri's children."
A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments this spring from three more states defending their same-sex marriage bans. ...

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Attorney to challenge hold on South Dakota same-sex marriage ruling

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Attorney Josh Newville speaks to reporters outside the U.S. Courthouse in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Oct. 17, 2014, after the court heard arguments in his challenge to South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban.
An attorney for couples trying to overturn South Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage says he plans to challenge the hold that a federal judge put on her ruling that the state's ban on such unions was unconstitutional. ...

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Federal judge strikes down South Dakota same-sex marriage ban, ruling stayed

Monday, January 12, 2015
The number of marriage licenses issued to gay couples in South Dakota represents about 5 percent of the 839 licenses issued to all couples from June 26 to July 27.
A federal judge in South Dakota has struck down that state's ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling has been stayed pending a likely appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. ...

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Both sides want judge to bypass trial, rule in South Dakota gay marriage case

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The number of marriage licenses issued to gay couples in South Dakota represents about 5 percent of the 839 licenses issued to all couples from June 26 to July 27.
PIERRE, S.D. -- A federal judge presiding over a challenge to South Dakota's gay marriage ban should bypass a trial and rule on the case, the state attorney general's office argued Tuesday. The office joined six same-sex couples who are ...

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Judge in South Dakota rejects motion to dismiss challenge to gay marriage ban

Friday, November 14, 2014
South-Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota’s marriage equality lawsuit is moving forward after U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier on Friday rejected the State’s motion for the case to be dismissed. ...

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Judge hears arguments in challenge to South Dakota gay marriage ban

Friday, October 17, 2014
South Dakota plaintiffs Jennie and Nancy Rosenbrahn, were married in Minnesota in April 2014. They are among six couples seeking to overturn South Dakota's same-sex marriage ban.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A lawsuit challenging South Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage should be dismissed because a regional appeals court already ruled on the issue eight years ago, a lawyer for the state argued Friday at the first hearing ...

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Hearing scheduled in challenge to South Dakota same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, October 9, 2014
South-Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The first motion hearing in the lawsuit challenging South Dakota's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage has been scheduled in Sioux Falls. Judge Karen Schreier has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 17 on South Dakota's request to ...

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Attorney requests ruling in South Dakota same-sex marriage case

Monday, July 7, 2014
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals released its opinion Tuesday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The attorney representing the six same-sex couples challenging South Dakota's gay marriage ban has asked a judge to bypass a trial and issue a ruling. Minneapolis-based attorney Joshua Newville filed the motion for summary judgment last ...

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Six South Dakota couples challenge state’s same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, May 22, 2014
The number of marriage licenses issued to gay couples in South Dakota represents about 5 percent of the 839 licenses issued to all couples from June 26 to July 27.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -— Six couples filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to block South Dakota's gay marriage ban, leaving North Dakota as the only state in the country with an unchallenged law prohibiting same-sex weddings. ...

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