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A Federal Judge Rules That Wyoming’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

The Equality State gets marriage equality

Earlier today we learned that a federal judge struck down Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional and just a short time ago, another federal judge struck down Wyoming’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. I mean, at this point, the states losing their bans on same-sex marriage are piling up quite quickly, wouldn’t you say? At this rate, it may only be a matter of months before the entire US gets to enjoy marriage equality :D More »

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A Federal Judge Rules That Arizona’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Yep, another state ban bites the dust

It’s only been about a week since same-sex marriages started taking place in Nevada and less than a week since a federal judge struck down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional but today, we have some more happy news to celebrate. A federal judge has just struck down Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, making it the newest state in the US to enjoy marriage equality. As you may recall, the US Supreme Court took action that allowed 5 states to enjoy same-sex marriage earlier this month (action which should also allow another 6 states to enjoy the same equal treatment as well) so, along with today’s ruling in AZ, the number of US states that now have same-sex marriage is into the 30s. I’d say that is cause for much celebration today. More »

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A Federal Judge Rules That Alaska’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

More Marriage Equality

Last week the US Supreme Court cleared the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage in 5 more states which, in turned, cleared the way for another 6 states to enjoy marriage equality as well. Late yesterday, a federal judge struck down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, making it only the latest US state to enjoy marriage equality. Alaska was one of the first states to ban same-sex marriage by amending their state constitution to outlaw the practice. Today, the state begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples who want to get married there. More »

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Watch: Same-Sex Marriage Comes To Nevada, The First Same-Sex Marriage License Is Issued In Las Vegas

Let the quickie gay weddings commence!!
Marriage Equality comes to Las Vegas

Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court decided NOT to take up a number of cases on appeal and essentially legalized same-sex marriage in at least 5 states and, eventually, 6 more states with similar cases that have been ruled on appeal. Since that action by the Supreme Court this week, some of those states have moved forward with issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, including Nevada which today issued its first marriage licenses to gay couples. The video above features Antioco Carillo and Theo Small as the first same-sex couple in Las Vegas (the self-proclaimed Wedding Capital of the World) to be issued a marriage license. Starting today, gay couples can flock to Las Vegas and enjoy quickie weddings just like heterosexual couples have enjoyed for decades. True marriage equality has finally come to Las Vegas and all of Nevada. And the tide of freedom continues to sweep across the nation.

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The US Supreme Court Allows Same-Sex Marriage To Be Legalized In Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia & Wisconsin

Same-sex marriage is now LEGAL in 30 US states

Over the past year, same-sex marriage bans were struck down by appeals courts all across the United States and earlier today, the US Supreme Court decided NOT to take up appeals in 5 states — Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin — which means that the rulings by the lower federal courts will stand … which means same-sex marriage is immediately legalized in those 5 US states. 6 other US states — Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming — also have overturned same-sex marriage bans and it seems unlikely that the US Supreme Court will take up those appeals either, so the action taken by the highest court in the land today has cleared the way for a now total of 30 US states and the District of Columbia to enjoy marriage equality! People … 52% of the US population, living in 30 out of 50 US states, can now legally enjoy same-sex marriage!!!!! More »

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A Judge Rules That Florida’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Woot!!!

A circuit judge in Florida has just ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is in direct violation of the US constitution and, as such, has been struck down. Circuit Judge Luis Garcia in Monroe County issued his ruling just a short time ago, making Florida the latest state to have it’s ban on same-sex marriage struck down as unconstitutional (you may recall that Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage was struck down earlier this month and Indiana and Wisconsin‘s bans on same-sex marriage were struck down last month alone). Pending appeal, no doubt, Florida is poised to become the 20th state in the US to enjoy marriage equality — BUT only in one county! Yeah, it’s complicated … read on to learn more More »

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A Federal Judge Strikes Down Kentucky’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage As Unconstitutional

BUT, a stay has been issued on the ruling

Another day, another US state’s ban on same-sex marriage has been struck down as unconstitutional by the courts. A federal judge has ruled today that Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage runs afoul of the US Constitution and is, therefore, illegal. But, a stay has been issued on the ruling which means that marriage equality cannot be enjoyed in the Bluegrass State until the case is heard on appeal. Even still, today is another great day for the advancement of same-sex marriage here in the US as another state’s ban on the practice has been ruled unconstitutional. More »

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A Judge Rules That Indiana’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

An appeals court upholds same-sex marriage in Utah

The push for marriage equality here in the United States of America was advanced a bit more with the ruling in Indiana that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that the same-sex couples of Indiana have a constitutional right to marry and did NOT issue a stay of his ruling pending any possible appeals. As a result, same-sex couples in the Hoosier state have already begun to get legally married. Woot!! More »

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A Judge Rules That Wisconsin’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Happy Pride Weekend!

Just last month alone, same-sex marriage bans were struck down in the states of Arkansas, Idaho, Oregon and Pennsylvania. Today we learn that a federal judge has struck down the same-sex marriage ban in the state of Wisconsin as unconstitutional. This ruling comes at a very fitting time as this weekend is Gay Pride Weekend here in the city of Los Angeles. All month long, Gay Pride celebrations will be taking place all around the country and the world and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the joyous celebrating than with the death of another state’s same-sex marriage ban :D More »

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A Judge Rules That Pennsylvania’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Another homophobic law bites the dust

Just yesterday a federal judge struck down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling it unconstitutional and just a short time ago, another federal judge ruled that Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage is also unconstitutional. Citing the violation of the citizens of Pennsylvania’s right to due process and the Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment, U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. For the second time in just 2 days, the court has ruled that state laws banning same-sex marriage exist in violation of the highest law in the land. Today is another great day for the advancement of marriage equality in the United States of America. More »

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