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Stories with subject: Family issues
  • 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.

  • Jackson mayor says she's pushing anti-discrimination measure 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:23 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The mayor of Jackson is pushing an ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and says she expects to have a public hearing on it in coming weeks.

  • 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.

  • Kansas governor pondering religious objections legislation 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 7:09 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he's considering proposing a new religious objections law for Kansas following the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage, and he defended his administration's cautious response to the ruling.

  • Lawsuits involving gay marriage cost Kansas taxpayers $100K 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:58 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas attorney general's office says legal disputes involving the state's gay marriage ban have cost taxpayers nearly $100,000 over the past 18 months.

  • Hero of marriage ruling honors early gay rights protesters story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:54 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Regina Sullivan started crying as she squeezed her arms around the man behind the latest gay rights milestone: Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit led to the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land.

  • Arkansas Republican caucuses plan religious protections 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:54 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas state Senate Republicans are working on legislation to reinforce protections for religious organizations in response to last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

  • 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.

  • LA Kings' Voynov pleads no contest in domestic abuse case story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:18 pm

    TORRANCE, California - Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was sentenced to three months in jail Thursday after pleading no contest to beating his wife after an argument at a Halloween party last year.

  • 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.

  • State could be on hook for legal fees in gay marriage case 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 5:54 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota could end up owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees to the private attorneys who fought the state's ban on gay marriage unless a federal appeals court sides with the attorney general.

  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:55 pm

    Star Tribune, July 1

  • Expert says "hit list" was written by Delaware court gunman 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:45 pm

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - A supposed "hit list" and two homemade death certificates found after a shooting at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 were written by the gunman whose widow and children are being tried on federal conspiracy and cyberstalking charges, a defense handwriting expert testified Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Woman in Mormon church photo voices support for gay marriage 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:06 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Mormon woman whose photograph was used by her church last week on a webpage explaining the faith's belief that marriage should be between a man and woman says she supports the legalization of gay marriage.

  • Thicke: Distracted by failing marriage during music case 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 10:37 am

    NEW YORK - Robin Thicke says the deposition for the "Blurred Lines" case took a backseat to his crumbling marriage, in his first interview since he and Pharrell lost the lawsuit in March.

  • Alaska officially drops lawsuit challenging gay marriage 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 7:07 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed the appeal of a court case that struck down Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.

  • Health dept. confirms staph caused sickness at day care 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:49 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed staph in several types of food served at a Montgomery day care was what sent nearly 90 children to the emergency room last week and required 30 to be hospitalized.

  • China gay couple holds informal marriage to push for union 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:22 am

    BEIJING - A prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony Thursday to announce their informal marriage, in their latest effort to push for the legalization of same-sex unions in China.

  • Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 3:22 am

    SALT LAKE CITY - Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.

  • Ohio high court orders use of gender-neutral language 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 3:08 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the use of gender-neutral references in family court cases in place of words such as husband and wife following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country.

  • 5th Circuit tells courts to issue same-sex marriage rulings 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 10:43 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.

  • 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.

  • Midland County judges: Courts will still perform marriages 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 8:23 pm

    MIDLAND, Michigan - Three Midland County judges say the courts still will perform marriages, despite a colleague's statement that he wouldn't do so in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the right of same-sex couples to marry.