Same-sex marriages began in Virginia on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a lower court decision striking down the state’s ban on such unions.
The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.
The 11 cases the Justices will hear in the new term will touch on everything from political spending to redistricting to racial and religious discrimination.
A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been set to begin Tuesday.
Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband.
A Maryland woman whose pregnancy discrimination case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court is getting support from the American Civil Liberties Union.
A stinging rejection of same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana, issued by a unanimous and unequivocal U.S. appeals court, has brought hope to those fighting the laws that the Supreme Court will feel pressure to rule soon in their favor.
Same-sex couples will have to forget their plans to marry in Virginia — at least for now — after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban.
The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.
Foreign policy crises have a way of intruding on President Barack Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard vacations.