By PBS NewsHour
Iowa became the first non-coastal state and the third nationwide to legalize gay marriage Friday when the state Supreme Court unanimously found that the state's same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
California's Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a highly anticipated legal challenge to Proposition 8, the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
California's State Supreme Court decreed same-sex marriage legal in May and thousands of gay couples have headed to the altar this summer. Essayist Anne Taylor Flemming reflects on the old and the new in this wave of nuptials.
The laws governing marriage nationwide are a complicated state-by-state patchwork, with little or no interstate recognition. The recent ruling in California legalizing same-sex marriage adds another layer of complexity to the legal landscape. Legal experts examine these questions.
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples filled county clerk offices across California Tuesday and exchanged marriage vows on the state's first full day of legal same-sex nuptials. Spencer Michels reports on the day and the legal battles ahead.
Leaders of the Anglican Church have demanded that the U.S. Episcopal Church stop blessing same-sex unions and consecrating gay bishops. Two American Anglican leaders review the decision and discuss how it impacts the Episcopal Church.
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