A Virginia Senate committee has rejected a proposal to provide adoption rights to unmarried gay couples.
Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.
Time is running short for the Supreme Court to get same-sex marriage on its calendar if the justices want to tackle the issue before their current term ends in late June.
Voter-approved constitutional amendments were ruled unconstitutional in both states, but the rulings are on hold so the states can consider appeals.
Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide.
Thomas: I Don’t Understand Why Court Did Not Hear Appeals From States That Wanted To Preserve Gay Marriage Ban
Justice Clarence Thomas suggested Thursday that the Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has issued an order temporarily blocking gay marriage in Kansas.
The federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages in seven more states.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is sending notice to local social services divisions that married gay couples can now adopt children.
Brianna Watts and Rachel Duncan hoped that this time it would be different — this time the clerk behind the counter wouldn’t say no.