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Governor to Kim Davis: You're
Great, but You May Owe $225K
Jan 31, 2019 1:19 PM CST
Governor to Kim Davis: You're Great, but You May Owe $225K
Battle over who must pay legal fees in gay marriage fight plays out in Kentucky court
- Kim Davis became the most famous county clerk in the nation a few years ago when she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in Kentucky. Current Gov. Matt Bevin considers Davis, who is no longer in the job, an "inspiration" for what she did. In court, however,...
Is a First for NFL
Nov 15, 2018 12:23 PM CST
Gay Wedding Is a First for NFL
Former Dallas Cowboy Jeff Rohrer will be first NFLer to marry same-sex partner
- A former Dallas Cowboys linebacker is about to become the first known NFL player to marry a same-sex partner. Jeff Rohrer came out as gay this week, revealing plans to marry his partner of two years, celebrity aesthetician Joshua Ross. The 53rd overall pick in the 1982 draft tells the...
Bans Gay Marriages
Nov 12, 2018 4:32 PM CST
Bishop Flouts Episcopal Church, Bans Gay Marriages
Same-sex unions not allowed in his diocese, Rev. William Love says
- An Episcopal bishop in upstate New York says the church has been "hijacked by the 'Gay Rights Agenda'" in a directive barring same-sex marriages in his diocese, the AP reports. The pastoral directive from The Rev. William Love, who is based in Albany, New York, highlights lingering...
Clerk Who Turned Away Gay
Couples Loses in Kentucky
Nov 6, 2018 10:37 PM CST
Clerk Who Turned Away Gay Couples Loses in Kentucky
Kim Davis defeated by Democratic challenger
- Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk briefly jailed in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is out of the license-issuing game. The Republican lost her re-election bid in Rowan County to Democratic challenger Elwood Caudill Jr. by around 54% to 46%, the
US Denies Visas
Oct 2, 2018 8:49 AM CDT
US Denies Visas to Diplomats' Gay Partners
Unless they're legally married, a high hurdle for many
- A new State Department mandate that a rep says will "help ensure and promote equal treatment" between heterosexual and same-sex couples is attracting no shortage of critics, with one former US ambassador calling it "needlessly cruel & bigoted."
reports that under the new policy, the...
Gay Cake Case:
How a 7-2
Jun 4, 2018 12:55 PM CDT
Gay Cake Case: How a 7-2 Decision Is 'Narrow'
Supreme Court sides with baker, but didn't settle big question of gay rights vs. religious liberty
- In one of the most closely watched cases of its current term, the Supreme Court sided with a baker who refused to make a cake for a gay couple. But even though the decision was 7-2 in favor of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, the ruling is seen as a narrow...
Small-Town Paper Omits Son's
Husband From Mother's Obit
Mar 18, 2018 5:26 PM CDT
Small-Town Paper Omits Son's Husband From Mother's Obit
The publisher of the 'Olton Enterprise' in Texas is also a Baptist pastor
- A small-town Texas newspaper is catching heat after a Dallas man says his same-sex partner was left out of his mother's obituary. According to KDFW , Barry Giles and John Gambill said the Olton Enterprise in the town of Olton, outside Lubbock, cited "religious and ethical" reasons for the...
Australia's First Same-Sex
Marriage Wasn't Who You Think
Mar 7, 2018 5:41 PM CST
Australia's First Same-Sex Marriage Wasn't Who You Think
Queensland couple was granted a waiver, married Dec. 15
- It was initially reported that the first same-sex couples to wed after Australia legalized gay marriage last year did so on Dec. 16—but it has now been revealed that Jo Grant and Jill Kindt were actually the first couple to marry under the new legislation, on Dec. 15. Grant...
This Country Is the First
to Repeal Same-Sex Marriage
Feb 8, 2018 5:33 AM CST
This Country Is the First to Repeal Same-Sex Marriage
It's a first that shames Bermuda, critics say
- The number of countries in the world allowing same-sex marriage has gone down rather than up with the passage of a new law in Bermuda. The island—technically still a self-governing British territory—legalized gay marriage last year in a Supreme Court ruling, but the right was rolled back after...
Tie the Knot
Dec 17, 2017 11:30 AM CST
Same-Sex Couples Tie the Knot in Australia
Two couples made history this weekend
- Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages, the AP reports. Jan. 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex weddings due to a four-week waiting period since the landmark law was passed, but the two...
She Denied Gay Man
a Marriage License.
Now He Wants Her Seat
Dec 7, 2017 9:06 AM CST
She Denied Gay Man a Marriage License. Now He Wants Her Seat
David Ermold is taking on Kentucky clerk Kim Davis in next year's election
- The Kentucky county clerk who made headlines two years ago for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples is up for re-election next year—and one of the men she denied a license to has announced plans to run against her. Reuters reports that David Ermold of Morehead will...
Australians Party as
Dec 7, 2017 1:33 AM CST
Australians Party as Country Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
'About bloody time,' senator says
- The Australian Parliament voted on Thursday to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter and divisive debate settled by the government polling voters in a much-criticized ballot survey that strongly endorsed change . The public gallery of the House of Representatives erupted with applause when the bill passed to...
During Debate on Gay
Marriage, a Proposal
Dec 4, 2017 9:40 AM CST
During Debate on Gay Marriage, a Proposal
Australian lawmaker pops the question on House floor
- It's not every marriage proposal that gets recorded in an official parliamentary record, but such is the case with one in Australia. During a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives Monday in support of gay marriage, lawmaker Tim Wilson turned to his partner in the public...
Results of Australia's Survey
on Same-Sex Marriage Are In
Nov 14, 2017 6:18 PM CST
Results of Australia's Survey on Same-Sex Marriage Are In
The country is overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage
- Australians have overwhelmingly voted in favor of same-sex marriage, the
New Zealand Herald
reports. The results of a two-month-long, $93 million survey were released Wednesday morning: 61.6% in favor of legalization, 38.4% opposed. According to CNN , the "yes" side won every state and territory in the country....
Germany Rolls Out
'Marriage for All'
Oct 1, 2017 6:34 AM CDT
Germany Rolls Out 'Marriage for All'
After legal change, nation celebrates first gay marriages
- Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings Sunday, after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on equal legal footing with heterosexual couples. Town halls in Berlin, Hamburg, and elsewhere opened their doors to mark the event, made possible by a surprise vote in Parliament three months...
Edith Windsor, Who Paved
Way for Gay Marriage, Dies
Sep 12, 2017 5:33 PM CDT
Edith Windsor, Who Paved Way for Gay Marriage, Dies
She ended Defense of Marriage Act with 2013 Supreme Court case
- Edith Windsor, the woman behind the legal case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and paved the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage, died Tuesday at 88, the
New York Daily News
reports. The longtime New Yorker and gay-rights activist was the plaintiff in
United States v.
Justice Dept. Sides
With Baker Who
Refused Gay Couple
Sep 8, 2017 4:39 AM CDT
Justice Dept. Sides With Baker Who Refused Gay Couple
Administration files brief supporting Jack Phillips
- The Trump administration has picked a side in a controversial upcoming Supreme Court case —and it isn't the side of gay rights. The Department of Justice filed a brief Thursday supporting Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for gay couple Charlie Craig...
'Nashville Statement' on Gays,
Transgenders Earns Mayor's Ire
Aug 30, 2017 10:10 AM CDT
'Nashville Statement' on Gays, Transgenders Earns Mayor's Ire
And the ire of many others after evangelicals issue their 'Christian manifesto'
- The mayor of Nashville has lashed out after a group of evangelical leaders put out a "Christian manifesto" named after her city to offer church guidance on sexuality issues. Per the
, the so-called "Nashville Statement," a 14-point cheat sheet from the Council on Biblical Manhood...
Must Pay $225K in
Kim Davis Case
Jul 22, 2017 5:30 AM CDT
Kentucky Taxpayers Must Pay $225K in Kim Davis Case
Judge orders the state to pay legal fees for those who sued the clerk
- A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in legal fees because a county clerk refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2015, the AP reports. US District Judge David Bunning on Friday ordered the state to pay $222,695 in fees to...
Colombia OKs What
May Be World's First
Jul 3, 2017 2:12 PM CDT
Colombia OKs What May Be World's First Legal 'Throuple'
'We wanted to validate our household,' says one of the 3 men in relationship
- "We want to make what's intimate, public." So says 23-year-old Victor Hugo Prada, who is gearing up to marry the two loves of his life after Colombia agreed to legalize a three-way union between Prada and his two boyfriends—perhaps the first such legalized "throuples" union...
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