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

LYLE DENNISTON | SCOTUS Blog | 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 a private association’s request to stop those couples from marrying in that state.

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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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NOM asks U.S. Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages in Oregon

| Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The National Organization for Marriage says it is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a federal judge's order declaring Oregon's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

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Recent court victories bolster same-sex marriage to a legal tipping point

| Monday, May 26, 2014
Ted Richardson, AP (File)
WASHINGTON -- One after another and in sometimes evocative language, judges appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents are declaring it's too late to turn back on the topic of same-sex marriage.

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Same-sex marriage opponents invoke Justice Kennedy

| Saturday, May 10, 2014
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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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Twelve states still ban sodomy a decade after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

| Monday, April 21, 2014
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BATON ROUGE, La. — A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books more that 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional.

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Lawyer who argued in favor of Prop 8 now planning gay daughter’s wedding

| Thursday, April 17, 2014
Attorney Charles Cooper, the lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman. Cooper says his view of same-sex marriage is evolving after having argued in court that gay unions could undermine marriages between a man and a woman.
WASHINGTON — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on same-sex marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.

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What’s next in the legal odyssey to achieve marriage equality across the land?

| Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Thursday's hearing in Denver marks the first time a same-sex marriage case has been heard by an appellate court since last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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U.S. Supreme Court declines appeal over N.M. gay bias case

| Monday, April 7, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.

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Supreme Court hearing on religious exemptions seems ‘deeply worrisome’

| Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Nobody spoke about recent efforts to circumvent laws protecting LGBT from discrimination by claiming religious motivations; nobody pointed out that people with religious objections to contraception often have religious objections to alternative insemination for lesbians and condom distribution for safe sex education.

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