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Oregon becomes number 18, as openly gay judge rules ban is ‘completely irrational’

Oregon on Monday became the 18th state to allow same-sex couples to marry, bringing to 39 percent, the population of the U.S. now living in marriage equality states. The Oregon ban on same-sex couples marrying was struck down by a ruling

Speed Read: Big news in Oregon today

A federal judge will release his opinion at noon PDT today on the constitutionality of Oregon's ban on same-sex couples marrying. Arkansas marriages are off again as the state supreme court grants a stay. And a show of solidarity with

Speed Read: Tennessee gets a stay

DOD adds sexual orientation to its charter of values for military personnel. The United Church of Christ has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against a ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina. And a federal appeals court rejected Michigan's request to

United Church of Christ lawsuit in North Carolina challenges penalty for ministers

In a first of its kind lawsuit, a group of ministers filed a complaint in federal court Monday against North Carolina’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, saying that the law’s penalties against clergy who conduct ceremonies for same-sex marriages

Speed Read: Alaska tax break

A unanimous Alaska Supreme Court ruled the state ban on marriage for same-sex couples doesn't permit the state to violate the equal protection rights of same-sex couples. A state appeals court has delayed implementation of a decision last week by

Speed Read: NOM delay denied

A federal judge in Oregon denied the National Organization for Marriage's motion to delay hearing two lawsuits against the state's marriage ban. There's been a major pile-on of criticism for a new book out on the Proposition 8 litigation. And

Speed Read: Let us eat bologna!

A federal judge in Ohio today is expected to issue his formal ruling, striking down that state's ban on same-sex couples marrying. Senator Baldwin is fighting for the right to call bologna bologna. And Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will run the

Utah marriage cases cued up before the Tenth Circuit today, and next week

The Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals today will become the second federal appeals court to tackle the question of whether statewide laws banning same-sex couples from marrying violate the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge panel will scrutinize the decision last

Speed Read: Ohio surprise

A federal judge in Cincinnati surprised a courtroom Friday by saying he would issue a ruling by April 14, declaring Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Michigan, meanwhile, is hoping to leap frog ahead of other appeals to the Sixth

Speed Read: Hobby or agenda?

The Hobby Lobby chain seeking a religious exemption at the U.S. Supreme Court last week funds an organization that is funneling millions of dollars to smaller groups "to advance an agenda that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and