Stories tagged: marriage
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Samuel Hill – remembered today for building the Maryhill Museum and a replica of Stonehenge in the Columbia Gorge – arrived in Spokane to …
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014, 3:54 a.m.
Rome’s mayor defiantly registers 16 gay marriages
ROME (AP) — Rome’s mayor has registered 16 gay marriages entered abroad in open defiance of Italy’s Interior Ministry. Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano recently …
Fri., Oct. 17, 2014, 11:51 a.m.
In sharp turn, gay couples marry in Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state’s conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn’t challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way …
Wed., Sept. 3, 2014, 9:57 a.m.
Federal judge upholds La. same-sex marriage ban
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has upheld Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriages, as well as the state’s refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states. U.S. …
Mon., Aug. 25, 2014, 12:54 p.m.
Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room …
Sun., July 13, 2014
Eye on Boise: Liam, Sophia most popular Idaho baby names
If you’re a baby boy in Idaho, chances are your name may be Liam. A girl? Sophia. Those were the most popular names given to babies born in Idaho in …
Sat., June 14, 2014, 1:40 p.m.
Uncertainty for gay couples married in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge’s order for Wisconsin officials to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses didn’t address the legal status of the more than 550 gay marriages conducted in …
Mon., June 9, 2014
The proverbial “living in sin” isn’t just for the young. Baby boomers and seniors do it, too. There are myriad reasons people live together but opt not to get married, …
Wed., June 4, 2014, 2:02 p.m.
High Court refuses to block Oregon gay marriage
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is refusing to halt a federal judge’s order declaring Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
Mon., April 14, 2014, 8:39 a.m.
Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay rights supporters. …
Sun., April 6, 2014, 9:59 p.m.
Police: Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014, 4:43 a.m.
Mob attacks alleged gays in Nigerian capital
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A mob armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to “cleanse” their neighborhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from …
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014, 9:26 a.m.
Feds recognize same-sex couples in Utah
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is recognizing the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions on hold.
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013, 8:45 a.m.
Utah’s same-sex marriage ban back in court
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah officials are scrambling Monday to halt same-sex marriages as hundreds of gay couples lined up at local clerks’ offices to wed.
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013
Spin Control: One year later, marriage is still an institution
As of Friday, same-sex marriage has been legal in Washington for a year. So the obvious question is: How much worse off is your marriage now that men can marry …
Mon., July 29, 2013
Couple prove far-flung courtship, marriage observe no time limits
In 2009, Theresa Norman – then 64 – never expected to fall in love again. She had been divorced eight years and never had a date after her divorce, nor …
Mon., July 29, 2013
Aging boomers deal marriage a wild card
When famous feminist Gloria Steinem married – for the first time – at age 66 in 2000, her later-in-life marriage surprised people. Boomer watchers expect more Steinem-like surprises as boomers …
Sun., June 30, 2013, 3:38 p.m.
Court wins drew big crowds to gay pride parades
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York and other major U.S. cities on Sunday — but this year’s pride celebrations were especially …
Wed., June 26, 2013, 7:37 a.m.
Gay rights supporters erupt in cheers over ruling
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chanting “DOMA is Dead,” supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers Wednesday at news of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating part of a law denying gay marriage …
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2013, 7:39 a.m.
Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in Calif
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California’s gay marriage ban did not have the right to …
Tue., May 14, 2013, 3:27 p.m.
Minnesota Gov. Dayton signs gay marriage bill
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed a bill making gay marriage legal in Minnesota, the 12th state to take the step, as thousands of onlookers …
Tue., March 26, 2013, 12:10 a.m.
Gay marriage argument at high court today
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court waded into the fight over same-sex marriage Tuesday, at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian …
Mon., March 25, 2013
Idaho marriage rate at 60-year low
The state’s marriage rate in 2011 fell to its lowest point in the last 60 years, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says. The Coeur d’Alene Press reported that …
Sat., March 16, 2013, 6:09 a.m.
Francis turns on charm in first meeting with press
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered intimate insights Saturday into the moments after his election, telling journalists that he was immediately inspired to take the name of St. Francis …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 8:07 a.m.
French Assembly passes gay marriage, adoption bill
PARIS (AP) — France’s lower house of parliament has approved a sweeping bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. President Francois Hollande’s Socialists have pushed …
Tue., Feb. 5, 2013, 11:56 a.m.
British lawmakers vote in favor of gay marriage
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage championed by Prime Minister David Cameron, despite stronger-than-expected opposition from within his …
Sat., Dec. 29, 2012, 7:49 a.m.
Maine same-sex couples marry in first hours of law
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Arriving in a limo, Donna Galluzzo and Lisa Gorney had all the trappings of a traditional wedding: Rings, flowers, wedding vows, an entourage and a friend …
Mon., Dec. 10, 2012, 1:15 a.m.
Gay couples in Wash. start taking wedding vows
SEATTLE (AP) — Keith Bacon and Corianton Hale wore dress shirts as they recited their vows at Seattle City Hall, as the city hosted more than 100 weddings on the …
Mon., Dec. 10, 2012
Valley residents hold one of state’s first same-sex weddings
When Chase Lawrence was in the fourth grade, his teacher asked his class to envision their future. Lawrence answered that he would be living in England and married to a …
Mon., Dec. 10, 2012
Hundreds take wedding vows
SEATTLE – Scores of same-sex couples crowded Seattle City Hall for a day of wedding ceremonies on Sunday, the first day they could marry after the state’s voter-approved gay marriage …