Same Sex Marriage
Speaking a few minutes later at the White House, Obama praised the decision as “justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.”
The 70-year-old grandmother who owns a flower shop in Washington state and became a national figure for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding says she was surprised her actions gained such notoriety.
A florist in Washington state fined $1,000 for refusing to sell a same-sex couple wedding flowers and also facing a consumer-protection lawsuit filed by the state has netted more than $85,000 in a crowdfunding campaign.
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee says he is imposing an administration-wide ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that critics say has the potential to discriminate against gays and lesbians and others based on religious beliefs.
Two Alaska state representatives plan to reintroduce separate bills that would make it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation.
U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled Montana’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a man and a woman violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.
An emergency stay was issues in Idaho, putting any same-sex weddings on hold
One day after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 states, a federal court struck down the two states’ bans on gay marriage, ruling they violated equal protection rights.
Matt Fleming has considered himself a married man ever since he and his partner, Casey Jackson, had a 2007 commitment ceremony in Spokane that was attended by 400 people. On Monday, the state makes it official.
Four gay couples filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Montana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.