- Only 40 gay couples apply to be married in SD in first month Updated: Jul-28-15 5:19 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Forty gay couples in South Dakota applied to be married during the first month following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized such unions across the country, according to data provided by the state Department of Health.
- Cleveland abolishes family benefits for unmarried couples Updated: Jul-23-15 12:47 pm
CLEVELAND - City employees with domestic partners are now expected to marry if they want to continue receiving benefits, officials said.
- Va. faith-based school drops same-sex marriage hiring ban Updated: Jul-21-15 12:24 pm
HARRISONBURG, Virginia - Eastern Mennonite University says it will no longer discriminate against job prospects who are in same-sex marriages.
- Goshen College now hiring workers in same-sex relationships Updated: Jul-20-15 5:11 pm
GOSHEN, Indiana - A Mennonite college in northern Indiana will hire people in same-sex relationships and expand benefits to include employees in gay marriages, its governing board announced Monday.
- Clerk prayed over decision to stop issuing marriage licenses Updated: Jul-20-15 3:37 pm
COVINGTON, Kentucky - A local elected official in a small Kentucky county testified Monday she could not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because signing the document would signal her approval of a union that violates her religious beliefs.
- Influx of same-sex marriages boon for wedding businesses Updated: Jul-20-15 1:23 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas businesses expect to cash in as the legalization of same-sex marriages leads to an influx of couples planning weddings.
- Ohio revises forms, makes changes after gay marriage ruling Updated: Jul-20-15 12:01 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Same-sex couples in Ohio can now hold their weddings in the Statehouse, file their state taxes jointly and list their spouses on death certificates following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last month that legalized gay marriage across the country.
- Same-sex couples join the ranks of Utah foster families Updated: Jul-18-15 3:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - For Utah newlyweds John Wright and Wilson Bateman, the decision to take in three foster kids ages 3 through 12 wasn't hard.
- Gay couples win parenting rights in wake of marriage ruling Updated: Jul-18-15 2:57 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Cari Searcy, Kim McKeand and their 9-year-old son Khaya will go before a judge in Mobile next week to get the legal recognition for what they've been for the last decade: a family of three.
- Judge rules Utah should put 2 moms on birth certificate Updated: Jul-15-15 7:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the state of Utah to list the names of a lesbian couple on a birth certificate as the mothers of their new baby in a ruling that lawyers said was the first of its kind since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.
- 2014's gay marriages in limbo with Social Security agency Updated: Jul-15-15 5:10 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Social Security Administration officials say they're waiting for guidance from the Justice Department on what to do regarding same-sex couples who got married in Arkansas before last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized the unions.
- Ohio court: Minister changes stance on gay weddings Updated: Jul-15-15 3:38 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - A northern Ohio minister who wouldn't marry a gay couple while on duty at a county courthouse has apparently changed his stance.
- Revenue Department: Same-sex couples can file joint taxes Updated: Jul-14-15 12:41 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback's office says same-sex couples in Kansas who were married last year after the state's ban was struck down in November can file joint taxes for the 2014 tax year.
- Several Arkansas pastors opt out in marrying gay couples Updated: Jul-13-15 3:38 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Several Arkansas pastors are opting out of performing gay marriages since last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized them.
- Gay parents in Texas want both names on birth certificate Updated: Jul-13-15 3:22 pm
DALLAS - Several same-sex couples in Texas who now can marry by law are pushing for birth certificates to be changed to allow the names of both parents, not just mother and father.
- Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path Updated: Jul-12-15 10:07 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.
- EXCHANGE: Carbondale couple recalls long journey to marriage Updated: Jul-12-15 10:32 am
CARBONDALE, Illinois - Married people separated from their wedding ring - whether it has been removed for cleaning, sizing or divorce - often say their left hand feels naked.
- Kansas seeks to dismiss gay marriage tax lawsuit Updated: Jul-11-15 7:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Department of Revenue has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over the tax filing status of same-sex married couples, saying the issue is now moot, according to a lawyer in the case.
- Maricopa County attorney sidesteps same-sex adoption fight Updated: Jul-10-15 5:32 pm
PHOENIX - Same-sex couples seeking free legal help with non-contested adoptions from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office can now get it - from a private lawyer.
- Prosecutors ID couple found dead at homeless encampment Updated: Jul-10-15 3:29 pm
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Prosecutors have released the names of a married couple who were found dead this week in a homeless encampment in southern New Jersey.
- Ohio judge takes over weddings after gay couple turned away Updated: Jul-10-15 7:58 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - After a municipal court judge in Toledo refused to perform a same-sex wedding this week, the presiding judge says she will now perform all marriages in her courtroom.
- Opinion: Judges can't refuse to perform same-sex marriages Updated: Jul-09-15 4:00 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Nebraska judges and court officials cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriages unless they refuse to perform all marriages, according to a state judicial ethics group.
- US provides marriage benefits to gay couples in all states Updated: Jul-09-15 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Same-sex married couples can start applying for Social Security and veterans benefits for spouses in all 50 states, but there are still issues to resolve as the federal government works to implement the Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to marry nationwide.
- 2 judges won't marry anyone after Supreme Court decision Updated: Jul-09-15 1:46 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - At least two judges in southern Missouri have opted to not marry any couples, gay or straight, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize marriages between same-sex couples, which overturned the state's 2004 voter-approved constitutional ban.
- ACLU: Public workers can't refuse to issue marriage licenses Updated: Jul-08-15 2:11 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - County officials have a duty to impartially administer the law and cannot refuse issuing licenses to same-sex couples if they have religious objections, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a letter to the state attorney general.