Stories tagged: gay marriage
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Rep. Heather Scott helps lead unsuccessful move to derail routine tax bill over same-sex marriage
When a routine bill from the state Tax Commission came up for a vote in the Idaho House on Wednesday – to conform 2017 Idaho income tax laws to federal …
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
Trump actions re-ignite states rights’ debate
Lawmakers and others in Democratic-learning states have been howling over the past year about actions by the Trump administration and congressional Republicans that they say have undermined states’ rights. That …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Jay Ambrose: The right not to design a cake
Whatever ideologically driven legalese says, Jack Philips was discriminating against no one. He was not getting in the way of gay marriage.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Gay marriage advocates celebrate ahead of Australian vote
Gay rights advocates celebrated outside Australia’s Parliament House on Thursday in anticipation of same-sex marriage being legalized within hours.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
In Kentucky town, gay-marriage opponent Davis still divides
The last place Lincoln Caudill expected to see his eastern Kentucky hometown was on a television in a Philadelphia restaurant, yet there it was in the summer of 2015, flickering …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Australians endorse gay marriage, ensuring Parliament bill
Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court is asked to block Mississippi LGBT law
Advocates of same-sex marriage are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a new Mississippi law that lets government workers and business people cite their own religious objections to …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
Mormon leader reaffirms faith’s opposition to gay marriage
A top Mormon leader reaffirmed the religion’s opposition to same-sex marriage on Saturday during a church conference – and reminded followers watching around the world that children should be raised …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 7:28 p.m.
‘Ja’ at last: 1st same-sex couples in Germany to wed Sunday
The two civil servants from Berlin are expected to become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Germany when a law allowing same-sex marriages takes effect Sunday.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Judge: City wrong to bar farmer over gay marriage views
A judge has ordered a Michigan city to make room again for an apple grower who was barred from a seasonal market because he doesn’t allow gay couples to get …
Sun., July 9, 2017
Eye on Boise: Ahlquist alters his ‘blueprint’ plank on same-sex marriage
Idaho GOP candidate for governor Tommy Ahlquist has changed the wording on his website about his position on gay marriage, deleting a section that many read as a promise to …
Fri., June 30, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turn
German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a move widely supported across the country that brings Germany in line with many of its Western peers. Chancellor Angela Merkel voted …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel paves a path toward gay marriage
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled a shift on gay marriage, calling for a vote in parliament on legalizing same-sex unions.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 3:16 p.m.
Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary
In the two years since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, support for it has surged even among groups that recently were broadly opposed, according to a new national survey.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Spokane hoists pride flag above City Hall for first time
The rainbow colors of the gay pride flag, a rallying symbol for LGBT communities, will fly downtown above City Hall through Saturday, when the city will observe its 26th annual …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
San Francisco archbishop who pushed to ban gay marriage dies
A retired San Francisco archbishop who helped lead a contentious and successful 2008 California ballot measure to ban gay marriage has died. He was 80.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Private college mandates staff opposition to gay marriage
A private North Carolina Christian college is insisting that its faculty and staff sign a document that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. One faculty member says she and eight of …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Texas court hears case that could dent gay marriage right
The Texas Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a Houston case that top Republicans hope will provide an opening to chip away at the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing gay marriage …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
Court upheld law, equality in florist case
It doesn’t matter whether it’s floral arrangements in Richland or milk shakes at a Southern soda fountain. Religion doesn’t provide a free pass.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Arkansas court throws out ruling on birth certificate law
Arkansas’ highest court has thrown out a judge’s ruling that could have allowed married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children’s birth certificates without a …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
Couples file appeal over North Carolina gay-marriage law
Three couples have asked an appeals court to revive their challenge to a North Carolina law allowing magistrates with religious objections to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
Gays can be reformed, just like arsonists, Trump’s new domestic policy adviser has said
Ken Blackwell, tapped last week by President-elect Donald Trump to head domestic policy during the businessman’s transition to the White House, has made anti-LGBT statements for years. Among them: Homosexuality …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
North Carolina gay-marriage law challenge dismissed by judge
A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a North Carolina law that says magistrates with religious objections can refuse to marry same-sex couples.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Lawsuit nixed against Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Gay Marriage: Court rejects GOP claim in North Carolina case
A federal judge has rejected claims by GOP leaders that North Carolina’s attorney general – a Democrat running for governor – won’t adequately defend a state law that lets magistrates …
UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Mexican president proposes legalizing gay marriage
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday proposed legalizing gay marriage, a move that would enshrine on a national level a Supreme Court ruling last year that it was unconstitutional …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Pope Francis eases way for divorced Catholics while reiterating limits on gay unions
Defining his mission to create a more merciful church, Pope Francis published a much-anticipated exhortation on love and marriage Friday, easing the way for divorced and remarried Catholics to rejoin …
Tue., March 29, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
Judge lets Idaho gay marriage wedding chapel case proceed
BOISE – A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit to proceed that alleges an Idaho city’s anti-discrimination policy violates the religious rights of wedding chapel owners who oppose same sex …
Fri., March 4, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
Alabama court won’t defy Supreme Court on gay marriage
The Alabama Supreme Court is refusing to defy the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
Italy Senate OKs civil unions, but LGBT groups are unhappy
Italy’s Senate voted Thursday to grant legal recognition to civil unions, as the last holdout in Western Europe took a compromise step to give some rights to gay couples after …