same-sex marriage http://wfpl.org en ACLU of Indiana Asks Eric Holder to Make Same-Sex Married Couples Eligible For Federal Benefits http://wfpl.org/post/aclu-indiana-asks-eric-holder-make-same-sex-married-couples-eligible-federal-benefits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>INDIANAPOLIS — Attorneys are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to step in on behalf of hundreds of same-sex couples who wer<a href="/post/federal-judge-rules-indiana-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional">e wed before a federal appeals court</a> stayed an order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:17:27 +0000 Associated Press 9756 at http://wfpl.org ACLU of Indiana Asks Eric Holder to Make Same-Sex Married Couples Eligible For Federal Benefits Indiana Gov. Pence's Office Tells State Agencies to Ignore Same-Sex Marriages http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-gov-pences-office-tells-state-agencies-ignore-same-sex-marriages <p>INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's office is telling state agencies act as if no same-sex marriages had been performed during three days following a federal court order.</p><p>The memo from the governor's chief counsel tells executive branch agencies to execute their functions as though the June 25 court order had not been issued.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:48:05 +0000 Associated Press 9737 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Gov. Pence's Office Tells State Agencies to Ignore Same-Sex Marriages Kentucky's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Says http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-ban-same-sex-marriage-unconstitutional-federal-judge-says <p><strong>Update 2 p.m.: An Appeal</strong></p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear&nbsp;plans to appeal a federal judge's opinion on Tuesday that Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution.</p><p>On the other side, plaintiffs' attorney Dan Canon said he's pleased with the judge's order—even if, unlike other states, an immediate stay was issued preventing same-sex couples from immediately being allowed to marry.</p><p>"We’re optimistic that same-sex couples will in the very near future be able to get marriage licenses in Kentucky," Canon told WFPL on Tuesday afternoon.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:24:51 +0000 Joseph Lord 9680 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Says Federal Appeals Court Issues Stay on Same-Sex Marriage Order in Indiana http://wfpl.org/post/federal-appeals-court-issues-stay-same-sex-marriage-order-indiana <p>INDIANAPOLIS — A federal appeals court has put on hold a judge's order striking down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban.</p><p>The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago issued the stay order on Friday. A judge<a href="/post/federal-judge-rules-indiana-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional"> struck down Indiana's prohibition on same-sex marriage</a> Wednesday, saying it's unconstitutional.</p><p><strong><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/listen-same-sex-couples-get-marriage-licenses-jeffersonville">Earlier: Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage Licenses in Jeffersonville</a></strong></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:46:13 +0000 Associated Press 9663 at http://wfpl.org Federal Appeals Court Issues Stay on Same-Sex Marriage Order in Indiana Listen: Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage Licenses in Jeffersonville http://wfpl.org/post/listen-same-sex-couples-get-marriage-licenses-jeffersonville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday, a </span><a href="/post/federal-judge-rules-indiana-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional" style="line-height: 1.5;">federal judge in Indiana struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Instantly, couples from across the Hoosier State rushed to their county clerks' offices to apply for marriage licenses they had previously been constitutionally-barred from getting. Not all clerks agreed to grant the certificates. Not all of them could. But the Clark County clerk's office did grant licenses.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:21:26 +0000 Gabe Bullard 9651 at http://wfpl.org Listen: Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage Licenses in Jeffersonville Federal Judge Rules Indiana Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional http://wfpl.org/post/federal-judge-rules-indiana-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional <p><strong>Update 2:30 p.m. Marriage In Some Counties &nbsp;</strong></p><p>The Marion County clerk has begun issuing marriage licenses in Indianapolis, <a href="http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2014/06/25/judge-throws-indiana-ban-sex-marriage/11354083/">Indystar.com reported Wednesday.</a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:21:39 +0000 Joseph Lord 9639 at http://wfpl.org Federal Judge Rules Indiana Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Takes Steps Toward Allowing Same-Sex Marriage in Churches http://wfpl.org/post/presbyterian-church-usa-takes-steps-toward-allowing-same-sex-marriage-churches <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville-based Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recently took steps to allow same-sex marriage in its churches.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Meeting in Detroit, the church's General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved an amendment to its</span>&nbsp;constitutional allowing marriages for all couples. Another approved measure allows clergy, at their discretion, to perform same-sex marriages immediately in states where it is legal.</p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:36:40 +0000 Ashlie Stevens 9603 at http://wfpl.org Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Takes Steps Toward Allowing Same-Sex Marriage in Churches Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Case To Be Argued In Federal Appeals Court on Aug. 6 http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-same-sex-marriage-case-be-argued-federal-appeals-court-aug-6 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal appeals court will hear lawsuit challenging laws against same-sex marriage in Kentucky and three Midwestern states on the same day this summer.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case on Aug. 6 in Cincinnati. Joe Dunman, an attorney for the Kentucky plaintiffs, told WFPL&nbsp;recently that a decision could be made in the weeks or months following those oral arguments.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:22:37 +0000 Joseph Lord 9587 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Case To Be Argued In Federal Appeals Court on Aug. 6 Plaintiffs Respond to Beshear's Procreation Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/plaintiffs-respond-beshears-procreation-argument-against-same-sex-marriage-kentucky <p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's argument that same-sex unions harm procreation is a "myopic" view of marriage, argues a response filed on behalf of&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky same-sex couples seeking recognition for their out-of-state marriages.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:55:11 +0000 Joseph Lord 9538 at http://wfpl.org Plaintiffs Respond to Beshear's Procreation Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage in Kentucky Strange Fruit: 'The New Black' Film Looks at Marriage Equality in Maryland http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-new-black-film-looks-marriage-equality-maryland <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152508677&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=false&amp;show_comments=false" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152508677&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=false&amp;show_comments=false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"></embed></object></p><p></p><p>Last week we were invited by the <a href="http://www.alicenter.org/">Muhammad Ali Center</a> to host a talkback panel after a screening of "The New Black," a film looking at how LGBTQ activism, the black church, homophobia, and queer people of color affected the fight for <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/looks-like-maryland-is-making-a-historic-choice-on-marriage-equality/2012/11/07/ed73f59c-27d8-11e2-b2a0-ae18d6159439_story.html">marriage equality in Maryland</a>.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 9496 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: 'The New Black' Film Looks at Marriage Equality in Maryland