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Fifth Circuit appeals court instructs federal judges to issue same-sex marriage rulings

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans,   home of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The order clears one of the final procedural roadblocks in the cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, which had been pending before the New Orleans-based court. The 5th Circuit had heard arguments in the appeals, but hadn't ruled. ...

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Texas plaintiffs ask federal appeals court to allow same-sex marriages

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Texas plaintiffs (from left) Vic Holmes, Mark Phariss, Nicole Dimetman and Cleopatra de Leon.
Plaintiffs in the federal challenge to Texas' same-sex marriage ban are asking a federal appeals court to allow same-sex couples to begin marrying in the Lone Star state. ...

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Marriage News Watch: January 12, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015
Todd, left, and Jeff Delmay, celebrate as they leave the courthouse after having attended a hearing in which a Miami-Dade Circuit Judge cleared the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Miami.
It's been a huge week for marriage equality. Florida became the 36th state with the freedom to marry, judges in three southern states heard oral arguments, and the Supreme Court considered cases from five states. ...

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Federal appeals court weighs overturning marriage bans in three southern states

Friday, January 9, 2015
5th Circuit
Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a powerful legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights. ...

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5th Circuit to hear appeals in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas marriage rulings

Thursday, January 8, 2015
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans,   home of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments Friday in challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. ...

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Marriage News Watch: January 5, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015
Marriage equality comes to Florida this week, so why are opponents saying it's not? Matt Baume reports on what's really going on, and how they're still trying to stop the weddings. ...

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Court schedules hearing in appeal of Mississippi same-sex marriage ruling

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Three federal appeals court judges will hear arguments next month in a challenge to Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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No same-sex marriages in Mississippi while state appeals ruling

Thursday, December 4, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. -- A federal appeals court on Thursday agreed to expedite the process for considering a challenge to Mississippi's same-sex marriage ban, while extending a stay on a district court's ruling striking down the ban. ...

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Mississippi files notice of appeal in same-sex marriage case, asks to extend stay

Friday, November 28, 2014
Gov. Phil Bryant (R-Miss.)
JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi's attorney general has taken first steps to appeal a federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. A formal notice of appeal was filed late Wednesday in federal court in Jackson and with ...

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Texas plaintiffs ask judge to lift stay on same-sex marriage ruling

Monday, November 24, 2014
The ruling is similar to what other big Texas cities have adopted, and aims to protect gay and transgender people against discrimination in employment and public places.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Plaintiffs in a challenge to Texas' ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal judge to lift his stay on an ruling striking down the ban earlier this year. ...

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