Judge blocks part of Mississippi’s religious objections law

June 28, 2016 in News, Religion

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District […]

Kentucky clerk won’t interfere with gay marriage licenses

September 15, 2015 in News, Religion

MOREHEAD, Kentucky (AP) — Clerk Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since being jailed for disobeying a federal judge and said she was faced with a […]

Same-sex marriage: Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood says gay marriage not happening in state

July 1, 2015 in News

(AP) Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday that same-sex marriages cannot take place immediately in the state. Couples started applying for marriage licenses within moments of a U.S. Supreme […]

Alabama probate judges ordered to halt gay wedding licenses

March 4, 2015 in News, Religion

By JAY REEVES (AP) Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite […]

Gay rights attorney asks appeals court to allow Mississippi same-sex marriages to start next week

December 5, 2014 in News, Religion

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — An attorney is again asking a federal appeals court to let same-sex marriages start next week in Mississippi. Roberta Kaplan represents a gay-rights group and two […]

Federal judge overturns Mississippi same-sex marriage ban, state to appeal

November 26, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday overturned Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage, but put his order on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal. U.S. […]

U.S. District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves Strikes Down Mississippi’s Marriage Ban, Paving the Way to Marriage Equality

November 25, 2014 in News, Religion

The Mississippi Link Newswire Jackson, Miss. – U.S. District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves issued a ruling this evening in Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant, striking down Mississippi’s ban […]

U.S. Supreme Court surprise ruling effectively makes gay marriage legal in 30 states

October 7, 2014 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit […]