SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
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Same-Sex Marriage, Heightened Scrutiny and the Problem of "Animus"
March 21, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Berger, of the University of Nebraska College of Law, considers whether the US Supreme Court is ready to finally invalidate bans on same-sex marriages on the national scale and tries to predict what issues the US Supreme Court would address in such decision ...The US Supr....... [more]

Puerto Rico officials to stop opposing same-sex marriage
March 21, 2015
Puerto Rican officials announced Friday that Puerto Rico is ending its defense of a same-sex marriage ban. Article 68 of Puerto Rico's Civil Code contains the territory's same-sex marriage rules. Justice Secretary CÚsar Miranda stated, "It neither fair nor correct to defend the constitutionality of....... [more]

Texas AG challenges plan to extend benefits to same-sex couples
March 19, 2015
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed suit on Wednesday against the US Department of Labor (DOL) over a plan that would allow same-sex couples medical leave benefits. The proposed legislation involves the Family Medical Leave Act, which requires employers to allow employees time off for certain f....... [more]

Alabama federal judge declines to stay same-sex marriage order
March 17, 2015
Judge Callie Granade of the US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama on Monday refused to stay her order to a probate judge that he must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This new order states that the Probate Court of Mobile County must comply with her ruling in Str....... [more]

Crazy in Alabama: But Not for the Reasons Everyone Thinks
March 14, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Howard M. Wasserman of Florida International University College of Law discusses the intricacies of Alabama judiciary and their effect on same-sex marriage recognition describing the reasons behind Alabama judges' stance on same-sex marriage issue...Alabama has an unfortunate....... [more]

Same-Sex Marriage: From Legal Uncertainty to Legal Chaos
March 9, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Margaret Penrose, of Texas A&M University School of Law, discusses the disarrayed nature of same-sex marriage law in the US today ... Molly Ivins, the renowned Texas satirist, once remarked, "The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly or quie....... [more]

US appeals court blocks same-sex marriage in Nebraska
March 6, 2015
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Thursday stayed a ruling of the US District Court for the District of Nebraska, which would have allowed same-sex couples in Nebraska to marry beginning on March 9. The case arose out of a challenge to Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage brought by....... [more]

Singapore top court fines blogger for criticizing same-sex cases
March 5, 2015
The Supreme Court of Singapore fined blogger Alex Au of the website Yawning Bread 8,000 Singapore dollars (USD $5,845) on Thursday for contempt of court. Au faces charges over comments he made in 2013 concerning the timing of two cases involving sexual acts between same-sex individuals. Au commented....... [more]

Alabama Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages
March 5, 2015
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite an earlier decision by a federal judge to the contrary. The Supreme Court ordered 68 probate judges in Alabama to halt the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, stating, "Alabama law allo....... [more]

Slovenia approves same-sex marriage, adoption legislation
March 4, 2015
The Slovenian Parliament passed legislation granting same-sex marriage and adoption rights Tuesday amid public opposition from conservative and religious groups. Although thousands of people from conservative groups and the Catholic Church rallied to oppose the lawmakers' action, the legislation was....... [more]

Federal judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
March 2, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Nebraska ruled Monday that Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, but the decision will not take effect until March 9 and has immediately been appealed to the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. US District Judge Joseph Bat....... [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]