Civil Rights

  • Florida Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

    MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that the ban added to Florida's constitution…

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  • U.S. government faces high bar charging cop in Ferguson death

    St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch expects a local grand jury investigating the killing to take evidence until mid-October, while a federal investigation may take longer and with results just as uncertain. Protesters have called for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson since the…

    Reuters
  • Kristin Chenoweth Speaks Out For Gay Marriage As Part Of HRC's 'Americans For Marriage Equality' Effort

    Tony and Emmy-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth is the latest celebrity to join the Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality effort."Look, the bottom line is that regardless of how you were made or who you love, you should be able to get married if you want to get married," the star…

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  • Florida's gay marriage ban is latest one to be struck down by a federal judge

    US District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled in favor of 10 same-sex couples seeking to have their out-of-state marriages formally recognized by Florida officials and on behalf of one same-sex couple who sued to obtain a marriage license. Same-sex marriages are banned in Florida by both state statute and…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Irish Gay Marriage PSA Hilariously Dispels Fears Of 'ARMAGAYDDON'

    Are you ready for the "ARMAGAYDDON"?This is a question asked by Irish activist group LGBT Noise, who are comedically aiming to raise awareness surrounding marriage equality in their home country. In this apocalyptic-style short film, a couple has barricaded themselves in their home in wake of the…

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    US Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage Ban

    A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that the ban added to Florida's constitution by voters in…

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  • Can the police really do that?

    In the days since two reporters were arrested at a Ferguson McDonald’s during fiery protests ignited after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, stunned Americans watching news coverage of officers with combat gear, rifles and tear gas have found themselves asking of police…

    Yahoo News
  • The debate over Ferguson and videotaping police

    The public protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over a police shooting have expanded an ongoing debate about the First Amendment right of journalists and citizens to record video of police activities.

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  • Supreme Court Tells Virginia to Wait on Gay Marriages

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday put a hold on gay marriages in Virginia while the state appeals a lower court's decision to strike down its ban last month. The decision to stay the ruling until the fall is similar to the high court's response to a similar decision in Utah, and it sets up another…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Supreme Court Puts Hold On Same-Sex Marriages In Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.The nation's highest court granted a request from a county clerk in northern…

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  • US judge rules against Florida gay marriage ban

    A US federal judge struck down a Florida ban on gay marriage Thursday, but stayed the ruling pending further appeals. US District Judge Robert Hinkle, in the Florida state capital of Tallahassee, said that the ban against same-sex marriages approved in a 2008 referendum was unconstitutional. "When…

    AFP
  • US Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

    The Supreme Court put a hold Wednesday on gay marriages in Virginia, as it weighs whether to legalize same-sex marriage across the United States. The decision blocked a federal appeals court ruling last month that struck down the southern state's ban on same-sex marriage in what had been hailed as…

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  • U.S. Supreme Court puts hold on gay marriage in Virginia

    Supreme Court stopped gay marriage in Virginia from going ahead on Wednesday, staying an appeals court ruling that had struck down a state ban. The court granted a stay application filed by opponents of gay marriage. The action was not a ruling on the merits of gay marriage, but means that a July…

    Reuters
  • Supreme Court puts hold on Virginia same-sex marriages in signal to courts

    The US Supreme Court issued a stay Wednesday that keeps in place a ban on same-sex marriages in Virginia until after the high court has had an opportunity to consider the issue. The high court action maintains the status quo in Virginia until the case is ultimately resolved by the justices. In…

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    Number Of Same-sex Weddings Revealed For The First Time

    Official figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed just over 1,400 same-sex marriages took place in the first three months of the new law. Of these, 56% were female couples and 44% were male. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 was introduced in England and Wales on 29…

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    GAY MARRIAGE HALTED IN VIRGINIA

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

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    VIRGINIA'S BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE

    The Supreme Court put a hold on Virginia's same-sex marriage ruling.

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    Supreme Court Blocks Same-sex Marriages In Virginia

    The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday, as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide. The ruling puts on hold a federal appeals court's verdict last month striking down the state's ban on gay marriage. That…

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