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An unexpected move that puts the country in an uncomfortable position.
Earlier this week, we wrote about a marriage equality bill that had passed the legislature of the Australian Capital Territory. Some folks correctly pointed out in the comments that the bill was really more of a marriage “equality” bill, since it technically did not extend marriage rights to same-sex couples but rather created a separate marriage [...]
Yesterday, New Mexico's Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a same-sex marriage case, for two hours. For the first time in state history, the court live streamed the proceedings with audio and video.
In a marathon 2-hour session today, the justices of the New Mexico Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the issue of marriage equality in the state, which neither explicitly allows nor forbids same-sex couples from marrying. KOB4 reports: Attorneys on both sides of the issue spoke for an hour each and answered dozens of questions [...]
Illinois, Hawaii legislatures are headed into special sessions and may pass marriage equality bills.
The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a challenge to the state's marriage statutes on Wednesday, October 23, at 9AM.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) yesterday approved a marriage equality bill which will go into effect 30 days after after it is signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, according to the Washington Blade: Lawmakers who represent Australia’s capital city on Tuesday approved a bill that would for the first time extend marriage rights to same-sex [...]
Big news out of New Jersey today: Republican Governor Chris Christie has instructed Acting Attorney General John Hoffman to cancel the state’s appeal of a recent court ruling ordering New Jersey to allow same-sex couples to marry. Metro Weekly has more: “Chief Justice Stuart Rabner left no ambiguity about the unanimous court’s view on the ultimate decision [...]
On Friday, Lambda Legal filed their opening brief in Sevcik v. Sandoval, the challenge to Nevada's same-sex marriage ban.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has just declined to stay the lower court decision in Garden State Equality v. Dow, meaning that same-sex couples in the state can marry on Monday.
France's high court says local officials can't opt out on freedom of conscience grounds.
Marriages will be performed in New Jersey next Monday, October 21, unless the state supreme court issues a stay today on a lower court decision that requires the state to allow same-sex couples to marry.
Updates on state marriage equality cases and more.
A day after a court challenge to the state's marriage equality ban is filed, Oregon announces it will recognize same-sex couples' marriages from outside jurisdictions.
The hearing in DeBoer v. Snyder, the federal challenge to Michigan's same-sex marriage ban has just concluded and the judge said he won't issue a ruling today.
The remaining weeks in October are going to be crucial for LGBT rights and for marriage equality specifically.
A new court case seeks to bring marriage equality to Oregon before a possible ballot measure during the 2014 election.
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that it's possible a decision on the constitutionality of the bans could come down tomorrow following the arguments.
Some interesting news out of North Carolina, where Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat, announced yesterday that he supports marriage equality but that he will continue to defend North Carolina’s marriage equality ban. As the AP noted in its report on Cooper’s position shift, the attorney general is both a defendant and the state’s lead [...]
The proponents of California's Prop 8, ProtectMarriage, are back in federal court, this time with election lawyer James Bopp.