San Francisco Federal Appeals Court to consider cases from other states, too
A federal appeals court has postponed oral arguments on the challenge toNevada’s gay marriage ban just hours after it had set the hearing for April 9.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions in the state on hold.
Utah has long been known as a bastion of red-state conservatism with deep roots in the Mormon faith. It’s the kind of place that has historically been unwelcoming to gay marriage.
Utah County officials who held out on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples even after a judge overturned a ban say they will now offer licenses to all eligible applicants.
Advocates on both sides of the gay marriage debate predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that overturned part of a federal ban on gay marriage would create a pathway for states to act. They were right.
Despite no direct mandates for Nevada, the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on two gay marriage issues Wednesday may have a decisive impact on the outcome of the political tussle over same-sex marriage in the Silver State.
The Nevada Senate took an emotional step toward legalizing gay marriage with a near party-line vote to repeal the state’s heterosexual definition of marriage.
The Nevada State Senate is scheduled to vote today on a resolution that allows gay marriage in Nevada.
A Nevada Senate committee has taken a big step to not only repeal the state’s heterosexual definition of marriage but to recognize all marriages “regardless of gender.”