same-sex marriage

5 things to Look for in the same-sex marriage arguments

Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the constitutionality of bans on same-sex marriage. Oral argument in the Supreme Court can be opaque, especially for those who aren't well versed in the legal issues at stake or the precedents likely to be considered.

During oral argument, the justices aren't interested in educating the citizenry.

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BREAKING! Lawyers file briefs, show confidence of marriage victory at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON DC – Lawyers for gay and lesbian couples from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee filed opening briefs today in the historic marriage cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, and later sounded very confident of victory during a national conference call with the media.

Minneapolis attorney asks South Dakota judge to allow same-sex marriages immediately

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota -- A lawyer representing six South Dakota couples challenging the state's ban on gay marriage has asked a judge who declared it unconstitutional to let her ruling take effect immediately and allow same-sex weddings in the state.

BREAKING! Sixth Circuit lets stand gay-marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- For the first time at the appellate court level, gay marriage bans have been upheld in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, setting up a potential landmark ruling at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Keep a sharp eye on Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals gay-marriage cases

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana -- The always controversial, deeply conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will soon take up gay-marriage cases out of Texas and Louisiana, where two district judges came up with diabolically opposite rulings.

Supreme Court halts gay marriages in Utah

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court decided today to issue a stay requested by the State of Utah to halt same-gender marriages in that state, pending an appeal.

The brief written order did not give an explanation for why the nation's high court issued the stay.

HRC blasts Utah for wasting taxpayer millions

WASHINGTON -- After the Utah Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday that they would be continuing their appeal of a federal judge’s decision allowing marriage for lesbian and gay couples, the Human Rights Campaign condemned the move as an enormous waste of taxpayer dollars.

Providing no other details, the AG's Office said they will bring in outside counsel at the expense of taxpayers.

Australia: High court voids ACT law granting marriage equality

The Australia High Court on Thursday morning [it's already tomorrow Down Under] struck down a new law that permitted marriage for gay and lesbian couples who wed in the Australian Capital Territory, aka ACT.

Marriages began on Saturday in ACT, and more than two dozen couples took advantage of the law ahead of the high court ruling. Thursday's decision nullifies those marriages and sets up potential lawsuits against the government.

Did the Hawaii Senate approve marriage-equality bill today?

HONOLULU -- The Democratic-controlled Hawaii Senate voted 19-4 today to pass an amended version of SB 1, the marriage bill the upper chamber had recently approved. Three Senators were not present.

The Hawaii House voted 30-19 on Friday night to pass SB 1, after another marathon session marked by parliamentary rules challenges, abrupt recesses, and the introductions of a series of amendments by several anti-gay lawmakers that had no chance of passage. The House tweaked SB 1, which is why the bill was sent back to the Senate for a re-vote.

Did Hawaii Senate advance marriage bill today?

SDGLN media partner GLBTN has the breaking news out of Hawaii.

Did the Hawaii Senate pass SB1, the bill that would approve same-gender marriage in the Aloha State?

Will the Hawaii House take a vote?

Find out here in "This Just In: A live blog featuring LGBT news," which is updated constantly as the news warrants.