Same-Sex Marriage Ban Upheld

(CNN) — In a rare move, a U.S. Appeals Court upheld same-sex marriage bans in four states. Now, gay marriage is illegal in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. Justices say that while gay marriage in the United States is almost inevitable, it should be decided by voters and not the courts. This is the first … Continue reading »

Alaska Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Another legal victory for marriage equality advocates–this one in Alaska. A federal judge overturned the state’s same-sex marriage ban, the oldest in the nation. Judge Timothy Burgess released his ruling on Sunday. He found Alaska’s 16-year-old ban violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. Alaska became the first state to … Continue reading »

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rule

WASHINGTON (CNN) —┬áThe U.S. Supreme Court kicked off its new session Monday by declaring it is staying out of the same-sex marriage debate, at least for now. The high court decided not to review appeals on same-sex marriage victories in five states: Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin. The decision clears the way for same-sex … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Debate Delayed

(CNN) — The Supreme Court is putting the debate on same-sex marriage on hold, for now. The justices were supposed to review at least five appeals of same-sex marriage bans this week, but later said they weren’t ready. They’re not saying when that conversation would resume. The justices have the right to delay the process … Continue reading »

Judge Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Ban

(CNN) — A state judge struck down Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but the judge prevented gay and lesbian couples from immediately marrying by staying his decision. The judge wrote that marriage bans violate due process and equal protection guarantees under the 14th Amendment. He also ruled that same-sex marriages performed out-of-state should … Continue reading »

Wisconsin’s Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down

(CNN) — A federal judge Friday struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage. The judge ruled the ban violates the United States Constitution, and stated same-sex couples are entitled to the same treatment as any heterosexual couple. Last June the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling striking down part of the Defense of Marriage … Continue reading »

Court Refuses to Block Weddings

EUGENE, Ore. — Same-sex marriage supporters in Oregon got another victory. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to halt same-sex weddings in Oregon while a federal appeals court considers whether a group opposed to gay marriage can intervene. The order follows an emergency appeal by the National Organization for Marriage. NOM is seeking to … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Weddings Help Local Businesses

EUGENE, Ore. — A new study shows nearly six thousand same-sex couples will get married in Oregon over the next three years, providing a big boost to the economy. The calls are starting to come into local businesses in the wedding industry, and they’re ready. Catherine Reinhart, the co-owner of Sweet Life in Eugene, says … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage Opposition Speaks Out

EUGENE, Ore. — While many same-sex couples were celebrating Monday — not everyone is on board with the ruling. Those who are opposed, say the same-sex ruling is difficult to accept. We spoke with a former pastor of a Lutheran church who says the ruling Monday is going to alter the structure of family life … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Couples Wed at Davis

EUGENE, Ore. — Local businesses are already feeling the impact of a new rush for couples to marry. Large groups trickled in all day Monday at Davis Restaurant and Bar in downtown Eugene for weddings and celebrations. Same-sex couples say word spread quickly Monday morning that there would be pastors and a judge officiating ceremonies … Continue reading »

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