Same sex marriage

December 05, 2017 - 7:48 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Parliament would legalize gay marriage this week despite some lawmakers' concerns about whether Australian cake makers should have to cater for same-sex weddings, a leading opponent of marriage equality said on Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments...
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Charlie Craig, left, and David Mullins touch foreheads after leaving the Supreme Court which is hearing the case, the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission' today, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 05, 2017 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a sharply divided Supreme Court, the justice in the middle seemed conflicted Tuesday in the court's high-stakes consideration of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012. The court's fault lines were laid bare in a riveting argument that focused...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2008 file photo the Austrian Constitutional Court with President Gerhart Holzinger meets in Vienna, Austria. Austria's Constitutional Court has decided on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 that same-sex couples will be allowed to marry by the beginning of 2019, ruling that the existing laws are discriminatory. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)
December 05, 2017 - 5:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austria's Constitutional Court has ruled that same-sex couples will be allowed to marry by the beginning of 2019, bringing the country in line with more than a dozen other western European nations. In a ruling announced Tuesday, the court said that the words "two people of different...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2015, file photo, Supporters of the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling on same-sex marriage gather on the step of the Texas Capitol for a news conference celebrating marriage equality and looking to important work ahead in Austin, Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, has declined to step into a case over a Texas high court ruling that says gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
December 04, 2017 - 1:04 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits — a potential victory for social conservatives hoping to chip away at 2015's legalization of same-sex marriage. In June, the Texas Supreme...
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In this combination of images made video from Australia's Parliament TV, Australian lawmaker Tim Wilson, right, proposes to his gay partner Ryan Patrick Bolger, who was sitting in the public gallery, at Parliament in Canberra, Australia, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Wilson was giving a speech on same-sex marriage and proposed to Bolger during Parliament's debate on a bill that is expected to soon legalize marriage equality across the country. (Parliament TV via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 4:03 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawmaker giving a speech on same-sex marriage proposed to his gay partner Monday during Parliament's debate on a bill that is expected to soon legalize marriage equality across the country. Tim Wilson, a 37-year-old lawmaker in the conservative coalition...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, photograph, Charlie Craig and David Mullins are shown in their home in Denver. The Colorado couple is at the core of a legal case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments on Tuesday, Dec. 5 in which Denver-area baker, Jack Phillips, cited his Christian faith in refusing to make a cake for the gay couple's wedding celebration in 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 01, 2017 - 5:51 pm
In a legal case with profound implications for LGBT rights and religion's place in public life, the opposing sides agree on this: It's not about the cake. At its core, the case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments on Dec. 5 is a showdown between a gay couple from Colorado and...
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Chris Strickland recalls the painful months without contact to her now six-year-old son, after she and her wife divorced, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Pearl, Miss. Strickland, whose wife had a son through in-vitro fertilization and later divorced, is arguing before the Mississippi Supreme Court, that a lower court should be overruled and she should have legal status as a legal parent. The court will hear the case Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 29, 2017 - 5:53 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear the case Wednesday on whether 44-year-old Chris Strickland should be listed as the legal parent of now-6-year-old Zayden Strickland. A lower court judge ruled during the divorce that Strickland wasn't a parent. He said the anonymous...
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Chris Strickland recalls the painful months without contact to her now six-year-old son, after she and her wife divorced, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Pearl, Miss. Strickland, whose wife had a son through in-vitro fertilization and later divorced, is arguing before the Mississippi Supreme Court, that a lower court should be overruled and she should have legal status as a legal parent. The court will hear the case Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 28, 2017 - 10:10 pm
PEARL, Miss. (AP) — A lesbian couple who had a son through in-vitro fertilization and later divorced will argue over whether the woman who didn't give birth should have status as a legal parent. The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear the case Wednesday on whether 44-year-old Chris Strickland...
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November 28, 2017 - 5:55 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi law unconstitutionally endorses specific religious beliefs that could lead to discrimination against people who support same-sex marriage, gay rights advocates said Tuesday in written arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court has not said whether it...
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Kayla Moore, wife of former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, speaks at a press conference, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Moore spoke out in defense of her husband, saying they have been married for over 32 years and the Army veteran has always been an officer and a gentleman. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 17, 2017 - 3:51 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women Friday to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular. "He will not step down. He...
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