As the Supreme Court wrestles with the legalization of gay marriage, the Massachusetts couples who successfully challenged their state’s ban on gay marriage in 2003 are juggling work and retirement, raising kids who turn down Ivy League colleges and holding joyful family reunions.
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WASHINGTON — Some studies show that children raised in same-sex households fare no worse than those raised by mothers and fathers. Others say the differences are stark.
WASHINGTON — From judicial precedent to whether heterosexuals make better parents for children, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider five major arguments when they consider gay marriage next week.
CINCINNATI — “It isn’t about the money,” Obergefell said. “John’s final record as an Ohioan — as an American — deserves to be accurate. And our marriage — our legal marriage — deserves respect.”
WASHINGTON — A brief from prominent evangelical and Baptist ministries and seminaries paints opponents of gay marriage as future victims of discrimination whose freedom of speech would be threatened.
Facing a rising tide of criticism and business boycotts against his state, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he would consider a second law that “amplifies and clarifies” the first one but added, “We’re not going to change the law.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The first name on the brief will be that of Edie Windsor, who led the 2013 lawsuit that gutted a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act.
WASHINGTON (RNS) If the justices thought there was a good chance they would rule against same-sex marriage in the upcoming cases involving Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, they likely would stop couples from marrying elsewhere.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The court came down decisively on the side of a Muslim prisoner whose beard had been deemed potentially dangerous by Arkansas prison officials. Growing a beard, the justices said, was a Muslim man’s religious right.