- With clerk jailed, gay Kentucky couple gets marriage license Updated: Sep-04-15 9:49 am
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - A gay couple emerged from a Kentucky county clerk's office with a marriage license in hand Friday morning, embracing and crying as the defiant clerk who runs the office remained jailed for her refusal to issue the licenses because she opposed same-sex marriage.
- The Latest: 2nd couple comes for license to wed in Kentucky Updated: Sep-04-15 9:48 am
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The latest on the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local):
- Oregon Judge refuses to perform same-sex marriages Updated: Sep-04-15 9:17 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Marion County judge has asked his clerks to refer couples seeking same-sex marriages to other county judges.
- More North Carolina officials refuse to perform marriages Updated: Sep-03-15 3:48 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Dozens of magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings since a law went into effect allowing officials to refrain from performing the ceremony.
- 5 percent of N. Carolina magistrates file marriage recusals Updated: Sep-03-15 12:07 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The number of North Carolina magistrates recusing themselves from performing civil marriages under a new law has more than doubled in recent weeks.
- Judge, clerk in marriage case dealt with nepotism charges Updated: Sep-03-15 4:49 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kim Davis and the judge that will decide her fate have at least one thing in common: They both had to deal with questions of nepotism when they got their jobs.
- New project at Atlanta museum focuses on LGBT civil rights Updated: Sep-02-15 8:31 pm
ATLANTA - Leaders of an Atlanta museum want the space focused on modern and historic civil rights to contribute to a national push to ensure LGBT rights, particularly in southern states.
- Herring to pass on bid for governor, seek 2nd term as AG Updated: Sep-02-15 6:02 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that he will seek another four-year term as the state's top attorney rather than pursue the governor's mansion, helping to clear a path for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam to secure the Democratic nomination in 2017.
- Lesbian couple, like Kentucky clerk, standing up for beliefs Updated: Sep-02-15 6:01 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio.
- Goodson announces bid for Arkansas chief justice Updated: Sep-02-15 4:23 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Justice Courtney Goodson launched her bid to lead the Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday, vowing to represent "conservative values" on a court that's been split over its handling of a gay marriage lawsuit.
- Denver moving toward approving Chick-fil-A at airport Updated: Sep-01-15 4:45 pm
DENVER - Two weeks after raising questions about allowing a Chick-fil-A restaurant at Denver's airport, city councilors are moving toward approving the deal.
- State's appeal of gay marriage ruling dismissed Updated: Sep-01-15 5:07 am
HELENA, Montana - A federal appeals court has formally dismissed Montana's gay marriage case now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the right to wed.
- Higher marriage fees, prison reforms among new Nebraska laws Updated: Aug-30-15 10:38 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A host of new laws took effect Sunday in Nebraska, leading to changes ranging from costlier marriage licenses to expanded opportunities for nonviolent prisoners to be released for parole and probation.
- Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest Updated: Aug-29-15 1:07 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.
- Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest Updated: Aug-29-15 12:47 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The Rowan County clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage and religious conscience closed her office on Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.
- Alabama governor's wife files for divorce; pair lives apart Updated: Aug-28-15 8:33 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama's first lady on Friday filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, saying their 50-year marriage has suffered an "irretrievable breakdown."
- The Latest: Alabama governor's wife files for divorce Updated: Aug-28-15 8:01 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The latest on Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley filing for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley. (all times local):
- Ex-Utah judge removed for polygamy killed in semi wreck Updated: Aug-28-15 7:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A former Utah judge who was removed from the bench in 2006 for being a polygamist has died after his semi-truck crashed down a ravine, authorities said Friday.
- Alabama governor's wife files for divorce; pair lives apart Updated: Aug-28-15 2:35 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama's first lady has filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, saying their 50-year marriage has suffered an "irretrievable breakdown."
- North Dakota ordered to pay legal fees in gay marriage suit Updated: Aug-28-15 6:01 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota has agreed to pay $58,000 in legal fees and costs associated with a federal lawsuit that challenged the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
- Foundation supports Wyoming magistrate on gay marriage stand Updated: Aug-27-15 7:47 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A conservative law firm that has worked to oppose gay marriage initiatives nationwide is representing a Wyoming magistrate under investigation for saying she would refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
- Polygamists ask judge to strike down Montana's bigamy laws Updated: Aug-27-15 6:07 pm
HELENA, Montana - A Billings man, his wife and his common-law wife filed a federal lawsuit Thursday that seeks to strike down Montana's bigamy laws and argues the state is unconstitutionally preventing them from legitimizing their polygamous relationship.
- 'Sister Wives' cite gay marriage ruling in polygamy case Updated: Aug-27-15 4:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A polygamous family says the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage shows that laws restricting consensual adult relationships are outdated, even if certain unions are unpopular.
- Swoyersville couple celebrating 70 years of marriage Updated: Aug-26-15 1:46 pm
SWOYERSVILLE, Pennsylvania - Anthony and Betty Leptuck of Swoyersville fell in love in the late 1930s after meeting at dances in the borough fire hall.
- Ahead of pope's visit to US, some friction over LGBT issues Updated: Aug-26-15 2:09 am
The World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love and joy as it seeks to promote church teaching on marriage. Yet four weeks away from its opening in Philadelphia, friction is mounting as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Roman Catholics lobby for a broader role in the event and organizers move to limit them.