A baker in a suburb of Denver must make wedding cakes for same-sex couples despite his religious objections, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled Friday.
Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, refused to make a wedding cake for gay couple Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig in July 2012. Phillips, a devout Christian, cited religious objections in his refusal, which the commission said were overruled by Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws that prevents businesses from refusing service due to customer sexual orientation. Continue reading
A federal judge in Ohio said Friday he will strike down the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, according to the Associated Press. “I intend to issue a written decision and order by April 14 striking down as unconstitutional under … Continue reading
In a sweeping move, the Justice Department announced it will begin providing equal rights to every lawfully married, same-sex couple under its purview, including inmates in federal prisons and those testifying in courts. In a memo to be issued Monday, … Continue reading
Protestors and supporters of same-sex marriage begin to show up outside federal court in Norfolk pic.twitter.com/iBAbMY31im — Deanna LeBlanc (@DeannaWAVY) February 4, 2014 Photo by Deanna LeBlanc/WAVY TV 10 AM Reporter A federal court in Norfolk, Va. heard oral arguments … Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, newly elected Attorney General Mark Herring announced that Virginia will no longer defend its ban on same-sex marriage, believing the law is unconstitutional. Also, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani promised more moderate policies for his country at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is recognizing the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions on hold. Holder’s action will enable the government to extend eligibility for … Continue reading
Hours after a federal judge’s Friday ruling that struck down Utah’s gay marriage ban, the Associated Press reports a county clerk’s office in Salt Lake County has begun to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Deputy Clerk Dahnelle Burton-Lee of Salt Lake … Continue reading
Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert are getting married this week in Illinois, seven months before the new marriage law goes into effect, the Chicago Tribune reports. Ewert, 65, and Gray, 64, filed a lawsuit on Nov. 22 for the right … Continue reading
BREAKING: Hawaii Senate passes gay marriage, clearing islands to become a same-sex wedding destination. — The Associated Press (@AP) November 12, 2013 Hawaii stands to be the sixteenth state to legalize gay marriage.