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Stories with subject: Weddings
  • Same-sex marriage could provide business boost in Nebraska 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 8:41 am

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - The U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage could be good news for businesses that serve couples, from wedding planners to divorce attorneys.

  • Arkansas leaders try to diffuse war of words on gay marriage 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 6:49 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Opposition from Arkansas legislative leaders to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling lifting the ban on gay marriage nationwide bubbled over into a war of words late Thursday between the state's legislative and executive branches.

  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:18 pm

    NEW YORK - Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.

  • Official sued in landmark marriage case reads at gay wedding 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:14 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's health director, whose refusal to list a gay man as the surviving spouse on a death certificate led to last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, has delivered a Bible reading at a gay wedding.

  • Gay Republican leader says party needs to evolve on marriage 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 7:31 am

    WAYNE, New Jersey - A county Republican leader who proposed to his longtime partner the day gay marriage was legalized in New Jersey says his party "needs to evolve on this issue."

  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-02-15 9:55 pm

    NEW YORK - Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.

  • Groups: Alabama counties complying with marriage ruling 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:41 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Lawyers representing gay couples said Thursday that all Alabama counties appear to be complying with the federal ruling that made same-sex marriage the law of the land.

  • Kentucky clerk sued for not issuing gay-marriage licenses 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 7:40 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses - or any marriage licenses at all - following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry.

  • Oregon issues final order in gay wedding cake case 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:38 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Owners of a Portland-area bakery that denied service to a same-sex couple must pay $135,000 in damages, the Bureau of Labor and Industries has ruled.

  • Federal judge to Louisiana: Make gay marriage changes now 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:25 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - After waiting about as long as possible, the state of Louisiana began selling marriage licenses to same-sex couples and agreed Thursday that they could file joint income-tax returns and get both parents' names on their children's birth certificates.

  • Decatur County workers resign over same-sex marriage issue 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:00 pm

    JACKSON, Tennessee - Decatur County officials say three employees in the clerk's office have resigned because of their opposition to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned bans on same-sex marriage.

  • Church shooting suspect's sister raises money for wedding 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 3:18 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The sister of the man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church has taken down a Go Fund Me profile set up to help pay for her honeymoon and wedding, which was originally planned for the weekend after the slayings.

  • AG: Employees can have someone else issue marriage license 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:17 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Attorney General Marty Jackley says if a county employee in South Dakota has religious objections to gay marriage they can have another employee issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple.

  • Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 9:08 pm

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.

  • 5th Circuit tells courts to issue same-sex marriage rulings 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 9:02 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal appeals court Wednesday instructed judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up gay marriage cases in their states in line with last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

  • Benefits offered for same-sex spouses of Texas state workers 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:00 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Employees Retirement System of Texas said it's now allowing state workers to enroll their same-sex spouses for benefits following last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision, which paved the way for gay marriage nationwide.

  • Some counties still not issuing licenses to same-sex couples 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 1:58 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Some Missouri counties still won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week's Supreme Court ruling, prompting an advocacy group to threaten legal action Wednesday to force compliance.

  • All Tennessee counties ready to issue gay marriage licenses 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 10:11 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - All of Tennessee's county clerks are ready to or are already issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to county staffers and gay marriage advocates.

  • Hood County to issue same-sex marriage licenses after all 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 9:36 am

    GRANBURY, Texas - A North Texas county will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though the clerk in charge of such documents says it's against her beliefs.

  • Kansas AG dismisses state court case against gay marriage 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:29 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has dismissed a case he filed last year with the state Supreme Court to keep counties from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • La. court clerks get OK to issue same-sex marriage licenses story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 12:11 am

    NEW ORLEANS - Two New Orleans men celebrated what apparently was the first same-sex wedding in Louisiana as the last holdout state began issuing licenses to same-sex couples after the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans.

  • Texas issuing gay marriage licenses, despite AG's opinion story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 7:30 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Many county clerks across Texas have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite instructions from the state attorney general that they could refuse to do so if it violates their religious beliefs. And most of the ones holding out say they are doing so for logistic - not religious - reasons.

  • Arkansas clerk will resign over same-sex marriage licenses 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 6:08 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A county clerk in Arkansas announced plans to resign effective Tuesday, saying she has a moral objection to issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

  • Kentucky clerks object to ruling, halt marriage licenses 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 2:54 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A few court clerks in Kentucky are refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couple as an objection to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

  • Texas AG: State workers can deny licenses to gay couples story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 8:56 pm

    LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.