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South Dakota Federal Court Declares Same-Sex Couples have the Fundamental Right to Marry
While the country as a whole eagerly awaits the Supreme Court’s pending decision whether or not to review same-sex marriage cases, there have been recent developments in the progress for Marriage Equality in federal courts.
Marriage Equality has a Winning 2014 Season
32 – 2 in the regular season, and 5 – 1 in the playoffs are stats that will make most teams envious.
Stay in Florida Federal Court Decision Scheduled to be Lifted
Tomorrow morning, the long engagements of many Florida same-sex couples may finally end in marriage. A Federal District court had struck down Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional on August 21, 2014, but application of the decision was put on hold until 90 days after the U.S.
Same-sex Marriage Licenses Set to Be Issued in Florida January 6th
The Eleventh Federal Circuit Court refused to extend the stay of the Florida Northern Federal District’s decision that declared same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional.
Mississippi Federal Judge Declares Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
Last week a Federal court decision allowed Mississippi to become the first state in the Fifth Federal Circuit to strike down a statewide ban on same-sex marriage.
Federal Court Rules Montana’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Montana joined the majority of states legalizing same-sex marriage. Following the recent decision in the Ninth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, which struck down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho, the Federal District Court of Montana ruled that Montana’s state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Equal Marriage Reaches Kansas, South Carolina
The Supreme Court has opened the door to same-sex marriage in South Carolina. A statewide constitutional ban had been in effect since 2007 following approval by both voters and legislators.
Court Rulings Pave Way for Equal Marriage in Kansas, Missouri
U.S. District Courts in Kansas and Missouri have issued rulings striking down equal marriage bans in those states. In Missouri, the District Court ruling struck down the state-wide constitutional ban that was passed by ballot initiative in 2004.
Court Ruling Upholding Marriage Ban Sets Up Supreme Court Showdown
The Cincinnati-based U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit today issued a shattering decision for equal marriage proponents.
Attorney General Announces Equal Marriage Recognition in Six New States
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced the federal government will provide recognition to same-sex marriages in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Rush of Momentum for Same-Sex Marriage Continues in Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming
Federal courts have recently opened the door for same-sex marriage in Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming. Last week, an Arizona U.S. District Court judge ruled the state’s marriage ban unconstitutional “by virtue of the fact that they deny same-sex couples the equal protection of the law.” Meanwhile, the Supreme Court refused to enter a stay on a similar ruling out of Alaska, permitting same-sex marriages to commence in the state.
Court Rulings Supporting Equal Marriage Handed Down for Three States
Courts have recently issued decisions in Missouri, Idaho and Nevada supporting the equal marriage. In Missouri, a Jackson County Circuit Judge ruled that the state must recognize the same-sex marriages of ten Missouri couples married in other states.