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Michigan Federal Judge Is 6th To Strike Down Prohibition On Same-Sex Marriage In Wake Of United States v. Windsor
Posted on 26 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On March 21, Senior U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan struck down MCLS Const. Art. I, § 25 , an amendment to the Michigan Constitution prohibiting same-sex marriage, Deboer v.... Read More

DOJ Reviews Massachusetts Ruling On Federal Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) A judge's rulings in Massachusetts that the federal law banning gay marriage is unconstitutional could have implications far beyond the state if they're upheld by a higher court after an appeal by the Obama administration, legal... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 30 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MADISON, Wis. - (AP) The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions. In a 7-0 ruling, the court on Wednesday ruled that the 2006 constitutional amendment was properly put to voters in a statewide... Read More

Feds Appeal Mass. Rulings Against U.S. Marriage Law
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday defended the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman by appealing two rulings in Massachusetts by a judge who called the law unconstitutional for denying federal benefits to gay... Read More

Gay Couple Challenges Wyoming's Marriage Law
Posted on 24 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) A gay couple has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Wyoming law that defines marriage as existing only between a man and a woman. David Shupe-Roderick and Ryan W. Dupree of Cheyenne say the Laramie County Clerk's Office... Read More

Mexican Court Upholds Capital's Gay Marriage Law
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MEXICO CITY - (AP) Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a law allowing same-sex marriages in Mexico City is constitutional, rejecting an appeal by federal prosecutors who argued it violated the charter's guarantees to protect the family... Read More

7 New Jersey Couples File Lawsuit Demanding Gay Marriage
Posted on 1 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TRENTON, N.J. - (AP) Seven gay couples and many of their children filed a lawsuit Wednesday to demand New Jersey recognize gay marriage, saying it's the only way to solve inequities created by the state's four-year-old civil union law. New Jersey... Read More

Closing Arguments Set In California Gay Marriage Trial
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Closing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in a landmark lawsuit that challenges California's ban on gay marriage. Two same-sex couples are suing to overturn Proposition 8, which voters passed in 2008. Chief U.S. District Judge... Read More

Gay Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Upheld
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal judge on Tuesday upheld a gay judge's ruling to strike down California's same-sex marriage ban. Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware said former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker did not have to divulge whether he wanted... Read More

Conservatives Limit Consumer, Rights Class Action Lawsuits
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court's conservative majority made it harder for people to band together to sue the nation's largest businesses in the two most far-reaching rulings of the term the justices are wrapping up on Monday. The two... Read More

Appeal Filed Over Gay Marriage Ruling In California
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Supporters of California's gay marriage ban have filed an appeal of a federal judge's ruling striking down the voter-approved law. The appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday was expected, as lawyers on... Read More

Court Weighs Constitutionality Of Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A line of questioning at an appeals court hearing over California's gay marriage ban suggested the three judges could issue a decision that would legalize same-sex marriage in that state but leave intact bans in other western... Read More

Court Won't Order California To Defend Proposition 8
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) California's highest court on Wednesday refused to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state's attorney general to appeal a federal ruling that overturned the state's gay marriage ban. The state Supreme Court denied... Read More

Opponents File First Lawsuit Over New York Gay Marriage Law
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - (AP) Opponents of New York's gay marriage law filed the first lawsuit challenging the measure, an anticipated salvo that came Monday as dozens of same-sex couples exchanged vows in a group ceremony overlooking Niagara Falls a... Read More

Wyoming Couple Drops Gay Marriage Lawsuit
Posted on 16 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) A gay couple in Cheyenne has dropped a federal lawsuit that challenged the Wyoming law defining marriage as existing only between a man and a woman. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that David Shupe-Roderick and Ryan W. Dupree filed... Read More