The Obama administration has publicly offered support to state officials who will not defend their states' bans on same-sex marriage. In a speech Tuesday to a conference of state attorneys general in Washington, DC, Attorney...more
The Supreme Court has put a stop to same-sex marriages in Utah in a case with broad national ramifications. Since US District Judge Robert J. Shelby struck down the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriage on December 20,...more
Same-sex marriages began in earnest in Utah on the evening of December 20, after US District Judge Robert J. Shelby struck down the state's voter-approved ban, which restricted marriage as between a man and a woman.
The New Mexico Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in the state effective immediately. On December 19, New Mexico's highest court unanimously held that it is unconstitutional to deny marriage...more
Hawaii has become the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage after Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the state's gay rights measure into law on November 13. The Hawaii Senate had passed the same-sex marriage bill the...more
New Jersey has become the 14th state to recognize same-sex marriage after its state Supreme Court denied a last-ditch appeal from Gov. Chris Christie's administration to delay recognition of such marriages.
With the Supreme Court's first oral arguments of 2013 underway this week, there are several employment-related cases of note still awaiting decisions....more
The Supreme Court will address same-sex marriage for the first time in adding a pair of closely-watched cases from California and New York to its schedule. The New York case involves the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the...more