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Ginsburg: High Court Won't 'Duck' Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Jul 31
The Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says.

Ruling Pushes Gay Marriage Closer to Supreme Court

NATIONAL | By Nicholas Riccardi and Brady McCombs | Jun 27
The first ruling by a federal appeals court that states can’t prevent gay couples from marrying makes it more likely the Supreme Court will ultimately have to make a decision it has so far avoided: do states have the ability to prohibit same-sex marriage?

Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Invoke Justice Kennedy

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | May 10
The pro-gay rights rulings of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have been a key spark in the march toward legalized gay marriage. To counter the trend, same-sex marriage opponents now are seizing upon other opinions by Kennedy himself.

Marriage Equality Victories Mount; Supremes Seem Destined to Revisit Issue

FAMILY | By Justin Snow | Feb 22
The brisk pace at which challenges to same-sex marriage bans have worked their way through the courts could place the issue before the Supreme Court sooner than anyone anticipated.

Confusion Resonates For Same-Sex Utah Couples

NATIONAL | By Brady McCombs | Jan 9
Michael Mathie proposed to his partner Tyler McCraley on Christmas and obtained a marriage license the next day. They made plans for a wedding but couldn’t carry through with it because the Supreme Court put same-sex marriage on hold

Justice Sotomayor to Helm Times Square Ball Drop

The countdown to the new year in Times Square is getting some high-profile help-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

SCOTUS Won’t Hear Va. Appeal Over Sodomy Law

The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Virginia’s anti-sodomy law.

Justice Scalia: ’I Haven’t Expressed My View on Gay Marriage’

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 3
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said he hasn’t expressed his views on marriage equality even though he voted against the strike down of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Justice Ginsberg to Officiate at Same-Sex Wedding

FAMILY | By Brett Zongker | Aug 31
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will officiate at a same-sex wedding this weekend in what is believed to be a first for a member of the nation’s highest court.

Judge: VA Can’t Deny Benefits to Lesbian Army Vet

A judge in Los Angeles ruled Thursday that a lesbian Army veteran and her spouse should be entitled to disability benefits given the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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