SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
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Texas supreme court issues order blocking same-sex marriage
February 20, 2015
The Supreme Court of Texas on Thursday granted an emergency stay of two trial court decisions in Travis County, which held that an amendment to Texas's constitution banning same-sex marriage violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Consti....... [more]

Colombia court upholds restrictions on adoption for same-sex couples
February 19, 2015
The Constitutional Court of Colombia on Wednesday upheld a restriction that same-sex couples cannot adopt children that have no biological relation to either parent. While the official text of the decision has not yet been released, the court did release a statement on their official Twitter page sa....... [more]

Will Florida Mark the Path for Acceptance of Same-Sex Marriage in the Deep South?
February 18, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Brittney Millay, New England Law| Boston, Class of 2016, discusses how recent developments in the southern US could affect same-sex couples...After a long and drawn out battle, a state judge in Miami-Dade County lifted a temporary ban on same-sex marriage, making it the first....... [more]

Texas judge rules same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
February 18, 2015
A Texas county judge ruled Tuesday that the state's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. The ruling came in the case of an Austin woman who is seeking recognition of her marriage after the death of her same-sex spouse so that she can be entitled to the estate. Travis County Probate Judge Guy H....... [more]

Federal judge orders Alabama probate court to issue same-sex marriage licenses
February 13, 2015
US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama Judge Callie Granade on Thursday ordered Probate Court of Mobile County Judge Don Davis to issue same-sex marriage licenses. In her ruling in Strawser v. Strange, Granade stated, "his injunction binds Judge Don Davis and all his officers, agent....... [more]

Alabama attorneys seek mandate requiring issuance of same-sex marriage licenses
February 11, 2015
After same-sex couples were turned away from some marriage license offices in Alabama Monday, attorneys sought a declaration from a federal judge on Tuesday to order local officials to issue the marriage licenses. The request was made on behalf of more than 10 couples after a majority of probate jud....... [more]

New Greece government promises to extend legal status to same-sex couples
February 9, 2015
Greece's new government, led by the left-wing Syriza party, vowed Monday to extend legal status to same-sex couples. Justice Minister Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos in a speech before the Greek parliament stated that country's civil partnership laws will be extended to same-sex couples. In 2013 the Grand....... [more]

Alabama begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses after Supreme Court refuses to extend stay
February 9, 2015
Alabama began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday after the US Supreme Court refused to extend a two-week stay on a federal judge's ruling. Last month a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama struck down the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment and t....... [more]

Slovakia referendum on same-sex marriage ban fails
February 8, 2015
A nationwide anti-gay marriage referendum in Slovakia failed on Saturday because of the low voter turnout. The referendum, which asked whether marriage should only be a union between a man and a woman, was intended to strengthen the constitutional same-sex marriage ban in the country. While 50% vote....... [more]

The States and Same-Sex Marriage
February 7, 2015
02/04/2015: Michigan announced it would not appeal same-sex marriage recognition ruling 02/04/2015: Eleventh Circuit suspended same-sex marriage appeals 01/20/2015: Federal judge placed North Dakota same-sex marriage case on hold 01/16/2015: Supreme Court granted ceritorari in same-sex marria....... [more]

Obergefell v. Hodges
February 7, 2015
In January 2015, the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case from the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit which upheld state bans on same-sex marriages. The Sixth Circuit's opinion created a circuit split. The US Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Seventh, Ninth and....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Same-sex Marriage Biblio. [Rutgers]

    State Defense of Marriage Acts

    Marriage Protection Act

    Marriage Project

    FreedomToMarry.org

    Same-Sex Marriage [Wikipedia]

    Civil Union [Wikipedia]

    Domestic Partnership [Wikipedia]