Tag Archives: National Center for Lesbian Rights

The nagging question looming over the Supreme Court’s announcement on the Sixth Circuit marriage case appeals

There is at least one small nagging question looming over the happy news Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the appeals of same-sex couples challenging laws in four states that refuse to license or recognize their marriages.

Speed Read: Virginia seeks Supreme leap

The White House welcomes the president of Uganda tomorrow to the U.S.-Africa Summit. Doubts are expressed about likelihood of Utah's appeal being accepted at the U.S. Supreme Court. And only 46 percent of LGBT people consider themselves "liberal."

Speed Read: Tough ruling in Colorado

It wasn't unusual that a federal district court judge declared Colorado's marriage ban for same-sex couples unconstitutional, but he bucked the trend by presuming the U.S. Supreme Court would grant a stay of his decision. Two potential presidential candidates make

Speed Read: Utah heading to Supremes

Utah's attorney general says he'll go directly to the Supreme Court to challenge a federal appeals panel decision against the state's marriage ban for same-sex couples. Boulder --and now St.Louis-- have begun issuing marriage licenses. And the Supreme Court has

First federal appeals court panel weighs in; finds Utah’s ban unconstitutional

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a 2 to 1 decision Wednesday, upholding a district court decision that Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional.

Speed Read: Snags at SSA and VA

The Social Security Administation and Veterans Administration announced Friday that certain federal laws prevent them from recognizing same-sex marriages in all agency benefits. A transgender priest preached at Washington National Cathedral Sunday. And U.S. Rep. Sean Maloney married his long-time

Speed Read: Complications in PA and WI

A federal judge in Wisconsin refused the state's motion for a stay of her decision striking the state ban on same-sex couples marrying but said she did not instruct clerks to start issuing licenses. Clerks in about half the state's

Supreme Court: Another June of ‘major moments’ pending

June is the final month of the U.S. Supreme Court’s current session and, while anticipation is not nearly so great this year for the LGBT community as it was last year, there is some concern in the air. This year,

Speed Read: ENDA ‘falls short’

The Tenth Circuit yesterday delayed for at least a week a federal judge's order that Utah grant state benefits to same-sex couples who married before the U.S. Supreme Court stayed another judge's ruling striking the state ban on same-sex couples

Speed Read: Bathroom battle cry

Opponents of Houston's newly passed non-discrimination ordinance are going for the jugular: focusing on fears that respecting the rights of transgender citizens means opening up women's bathrooms to "predators, pedophiles, and rapists." At the same time this second-round is underway,