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The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States. It has ultimate (and largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law, and original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. The Court, which meets in the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., consists of a chief justice and eight associate justices who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate. Once appointed, justices have life tenure unless they resign, retire, or are removed after impeachment. [ Website ] [ Wikipedia ]

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Group asks Supreme Court to reinstate block on Nevada same-sex marriages

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
LAS VEGAS -- A group fighting to keep Nevada's state ban on same-sex marriage wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a short-lived ruling that blocked weddings from taking place.

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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 heartbeat as the county clerk...

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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
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 can't issue gender-neutral marriage licenses in the self-proclaimed...

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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Anthony Kennedy
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 state said that state and...

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Same-sex marriage focus shifts back to district, federal appeals courts

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Gay marriage supporters rally outside the Potter Stewart United States Courthouse, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Cincinnati, where the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments in six cases from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. A ruling in those cases is pending.
WASHINGTON -- A day after the Supreme Court passed on gay marriage appeals and effectively made same-sex marriage legal in 30 states, the federal appeals court in San Francisco struck down gay marriage bans in a decision that could soon allow gay and lesbian couples to wed in five more states.

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Fischer: Gay marriage decision the ‘Roe v. Wade of sodomy based marriage’

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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To say that anti-gay Religious Right groups are furious with the U.S. Supreme Court would be a massive understatement and nobody was more livid about it than the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer, who spent two segments of his radio program today blasting the Court for having now issued the "de facto Roe vs. Wade of sodomy-based...

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NOM vows to ‘devote all our energy and resources’ to fight same-sex marriage

Monday, October 6, 2014
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, speaks during a rally for the opponents of gay marriage at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Jan. 28, 2014.. 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.`
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, reacts to Monday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to not hear appeals in same-sex marriage cases from five states.

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How marriage equality is unfolding in 11 states affected by Supreme Court action

Monday, October 6, 2014
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The Supreme Court on Monday denied appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin in which those states sought to prohibit same-sex marriage. The decision also means couples in six other states - Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming - should be able to get married soon.

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Tenth Circuit lifts stay: Same-sex marriage now legal in Utah, Oklahoma

Monday, October 6, 2014
Plaintiffs challenging Utah's gay marriage ban, from left, Derek Kitchen, his partner Moudi Sbeity, Kate Call, her partner Karen Archer, Laurie Wood and her partner Kody Partridge stand together after leaving court following a hearing at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 10, 2014.
DENVER -- A federal appeals court has lifted its stay in gay marriage cases in Oklahoma and Utah, clearing the way for same-sex nuptials to begin in both states. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver lifted the stays Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the matter. The high court's decision effectively means gay marriage...

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Supreme Court action paves the way for marriage equality in 11 more states

Monday, October 6, 2014
In this July 1, 2013 file photo, Rick Nelson Flor, right, holds a flower bouquet as he stands next to his partner Robert O'Rourke before their wedding ceremony in West Hollywood, Calif.
WASHINGTON -- In a surprise development, the U.S. Supreme Court today announced it would not accept for review any of the seven appeals on same-sex marriage bans from five states. The action means that the stays placed on lower court decisions in all five states –decisions that struck down bans on marriage for same-sex couples—are immediately...

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