- Idaho officials approve payment in same-sex marriage case Updated: Nov-24-15 5:22 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Board of Examiners has approved spending about $34,500 from the state's Constitutional Defense Fund to pay attorney fees and court costs involving the state's losing legal battle over a ban on same-sex marriage.
- Baptists urge Greenville church to repent after gay marriage Updated: Nov-24-15 7:56 am
GREENVILLE, South Carolina - Two Baptist groups have urged a Greenville church to repent after its pastor performed a same-sex wedding off campus.
- Couple who sued over Texas' ban on gay marriage tie the knot Updated: Nov-23-15 9:19 pm
SAN ANTONIO - One of the same-sex couples who had challenged Texas' constitutional ban on gay marriage has finally tied the knot.
- Judge: 3 gay couples can amend kids' birth certificates Updated: Nov-23-15 1:35 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A Pulaski County judge said Monday that three same-sex couples who sued the state for refusing to name both spouses on the birth certificates of their children can get the documents amended to list both names.
- Rush for gay couples to marry in Montana declines Updated: Nov-22-15 5:47 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - The initial rush for gay couples to marry in Montana has declined after 436 couples married during the first year since the state's marriage ban ended, but couples say they're happy with the changes that have made their lives easier.
- How the Omaha zoo gets its animals Updated: Nov-21-15 11:02 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - When the zoo wants to buy an animal, like its three recently acquired giraffes, it uses a sort of animal matchmaker.
- ACLU says Kentucky clerk should have to reissue licenses Updated: Nov-20-15 5:29 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The American Civil Liberties Union says a Kentucky county clerk's office should reissue altered marriage licenses even though the governor has promised to recognize them as valid.
- Utah man sues over alleged same-sex marriage discrimination Updated: Nov-20-15 2:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man says the college where he worked discriminated against him because he was in a same-sex marriage, denying the couple benefits and forcing him out of a job.
- Film shows interracial pair's battle for the right to marry Updated: Nov-20-15 3:52 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Vintage cars lined the Virginia drag racing track where men and women wearing high-waisted pants and long skirts waited eagerly for popcorn at the concession stand and children darted in and out of the crowd. But as soon as the movie director yelled "cut," the actors relaxed, chatted and pulled on coats to stay warm in between shots on a cold, rainy afternoon.
- Suit challenging religious objections order going to trial Updated: Nov-19-15 3:37 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A lawsuit challenging Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive order offering protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage is headed to trial.
- Latest: Texas man executed for fire that killed 3 children Updated: Nov-18-15 9:39 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The latest on the Wednesday execution of Texas inmate Raphael Holiday (all times local):
- Little Rock attorney files for state Supreme Court seat Updated: Nov-09-15 6:44 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A Little Rock attorney launched a bid against a north Arkansas judge for the state Supreme Court on Monday, making his candidacy official minutes before the filing deadline for next year's election.
- Hearing underway for judge who wouldn't perform gay weddings Updated: Nov-09-15 5:14 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A disciplinary hearing began Monday for an Oregon judge who is accused of a variety of ethics violations that include screening marriage applicants to exclude same-sex couples.
- Couples press for end to Mississippi gay adoption ban Updated: Nov-06-15 9:36 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Four lesbian couples pressed a federal judge on Friday to overturn Mississippi's last-in-the-nation ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt, but lawyers for the state argued the lawsuit should be tossed out.
- Bevin to roll back health reform, alter marriage licenses Updated: Nov-06-15 5:09 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin vowed Friday to protect a county clerk's religious objections to same-sex marriage and pledged to roll back the state's version of health care reform, potentially removing health insurance for some of the 400,000 people who qualified under the state's expanded Medicaid program.
- Mississippi Supreme Court narrowly grants same-sex divorce Updated: Nov-05-15 7:23 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce, even as two justices questioned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage and suggested that landmark ruling has no constitutional basis.
- Guatemalan congress raises minimum age for marriage to 18 Updated: Nov-05-15 7:17 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's congress voted Thursday to raise the minimum legal age for marriage to 18. It had been 14 for girls and 16 for boys.
- Michigan women central to US gay marriage case adopt kids Updated: Nov-05-15 5:16 pm
PONTIAC, Michigan - Two Detroit-area nurses jointly adopted five children on Thursday, closing a case that started when they challenged Michigan's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage.
- Utah court eyes lawsuit involving polygamous sect leader Updated: Nov-05-15 4:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a woman who says polygamous leader Warren Jeffs forced her to marry her cousin when she was 14.
- Officials: Nebraska birth forms to list same-sex spouses Updated: Nov-05-15 4:22 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has quietly changed state policy and plans to list the names of both same-sex spouses on their children's birth certificates, although it has not revealed how that change will look.
- Colombia high court rules for adoptions by same-sex couples Updated: Nov-04-15 8:09 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - In a historic decision, Colombia's constitutional court opened the door Wednesday for same-sex couples to legally adopt children in the conservative South American nation.
- The Latest: Mayor's race remains too close to call Updated: Nov-04-15 6:56 pm
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- Slovenia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage Updated: Nov-04-15 10:48 am
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Slovenian lawmakers have set a referendum on same-sex marriage for Dec. 20 after the bid was pushed through by conservative groups backed by the Catholic Church.
- Court: Judge properly tossed gay couple's parental request Updated: Nov-04-15 10:47 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A state appeals court says a judge properly dismissed a gay couple's request for a declaration that one of them is the legal parent of the other's child.
- GOP wins Kentucky governor's race in top state election Updated: Nov-04-15 1:33 am
Kentucky voters on Tuesday elected just the second Republican in four decades to hold the governor's office, in a race that hinged largely on President Barack Obama's signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act.