gay marriage http://wfpl.org en Federal Judge: Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriages http://wfpl.org/post/federal-judge-ohio-must-recognize-out-state-gay-marriages <p>A federal judge says he will strike down part of Ohio's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, meaning the state must recognize marriages of gay couples who legally wed elsewhere. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Judge Timothy Black made the statement Friday following final arguments in a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the marriage ban.</p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says he'll issue the ruling April 14 ordering Ohio officials to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Black's ruling will not mean Ohio has to allow couples to marry there.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:42:29 +0000 Associated Press 9067 at http://wfpl.org Federal Judge: Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriages Terminally Ill Woman and Her Partner Join Indiana Gay Marriage Challenge http://wfpl.org/post/terminally-ill-woman-and-her-partner-join-indiana-gay-marriage-challenge <p>A woman with terminal cancer and her same-sex partner have joined a series of lawsuits aimed at stopping Indiana from enforcing its gay marriage ban. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Niki </span>Quasney<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Amy Sandler of Munster joined one of those lawsuits this week. They were married in Massachusetts last year.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:05:28 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 9043 at http://wfpl.org Terminally Ill Woman and Her Partner Join Indiana Gay Marriage Challenge Kentucky Recognition of Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages Delayed http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-recognition-out-state-same-sex-marriages-delayed <p>A federal judge is giving Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries.</p><p>The ruling Wednesday comes just two days before gay couples would have been allowed to change their names on official identifications and documents and obtain the benefits of any married couple in Kentucky.</p><p>U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn in a four-page order said it is best that momentous changes in the law happen after full review, rather than running the risk of premature implementation or confusing the issues.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:17:12 +0000 Associated Press 8915 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Recognition of Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages Delayed Alison Lundergan Grimes 'Dodging' and 'Evading' Stance on Same-Sex Marriage Appeal, Says Independent http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-dodging-and-evading-stance-same-sex-marriage-appeal-says-independent <p>Independent U.S. Senate candidate Ed Marksberry is shredding Democratic contender Alison Lundergan Grimes for what he calls a "dodging" and "evading" answer on whether she support appealing a federal same-sex marriage ruling.</p><p>Kentucky's top two officials—Governor Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway—disagreed on whether the state should fight a federal order that the state must recognize out-of-state marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples.</p><p>Conway said he would not appeal the ruling while Beshear said he is hiring outside counsel to do so.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8778 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes 'Dodging' and 'Evading' Stance on Same-Sex Marriage Appeal, Says Independent Indiana GOP State Senator Sanctioned After Criticism of Gay Marriage Vote http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-gop-state-senator-sanctioned-after-criticism-gay-marriage-vote <p>The top Republicans in the Indiana Senate have removed a conservative senator from leadership positions in the wake of an intraparty fight over amending the state's constitution to ban gay marriage.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:58:13 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 8667 at http://wfpl.org Indiana GOP State Senator Sanctioned After Criticism of Gay Marriage Vote Matt Bevin: Gay Marriage Ruling Undermines Kentucky Sovereignty http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-gay-marriage-ruling-undermines-kentucky-sovereignty <p>Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin argued the recent <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-must-recognize-out-state-same-sex-marriages-federal-judge-rules">federal court ruling in Kentucky</a> regarding gay marriages performed in other states is redefining the institution.</p><p>But the Tea Party backed challenger to incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell is bristling at suggestions he said legalizing same-sex unions may potentially allow a parent to wed their child.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8657 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin: Gay Marriage Ruling Undermines Kentucky Sovereignty Indiana Senate Approves Altered Gay Marriage Amendment http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-senate-approves-altered-gay-marriage-amendment The Indiana Senate has advanced a proposed constitutional marriage ban with language that pushes off the soonest public referendum until at least 2016.<p> The Senate voted 32-17 this afternoon in favor of the measure.<p> The vote comes after the Senate approved a version last week which would force a delay in the referendum.<p> Indiana senators advanced the proposed ban without a provision that would ban civil unions. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:40:04 +0000 Associated Press 8619 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Senate Approves Altered Gay Marriage Amendment Indiana Gay Marriage Amendment Won't Be On November Ballot http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-gay-marriage-amendment-wont-be-november-ballot Opponents of a proposed Indiana constitutional amendment banning gay marriage say they scored a "huge victory" when the state Senate advanced the measure without language barring civil unions.<p> The Senate decision Thursday effectively ends chances that the amendment will be put to voters before 2016. Indiana law requires proposed constitutional amendments to pass consecutive sessions of the Legislature in the same form twice before going to voters.<p> The civil unions language was included in the measure when it first passed in 2011. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:20:39 +0000 Associated Press 8588 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Gay Marriage Amendment Won't Be On November Ballot Kentucky Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages, Federal Judge Rules http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-must-recognize-out-state-same-sex-marriages-federal-judge-rules <p>A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Kentucky must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages—and the ruling may prelude further strikes against the state's 2004 same-sex marriage ban.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">District Judge John G. </span>Heyburn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wrote that refusing to recognize same-sex marriages from outside the state violates the U.S. constitution's equal protection clause.</span></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:15:47 +0000 Joseph Lord 8567 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages, Federal Judge Rules Altered Gay Marriage Ban Amendment Clears Indiana House http://wfpl.org/post/altered-gay-marriage-ban-amendment-clears-indiana-house <p>A proposal to place a ban on gay marriage in the Indiana constitution has been approved by the state House of Representatives.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The altered measure leaves the door open for civil unions and employer benefits for same-sex couples.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers in the Republican-led House passed the proposal 57-40 after removing language that would ban recognition of anything “similar” to same-sex marriage. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:39:16 +0000 Rick Howlett 8390 at http://wfpl.org Altered Gay Marriage Ban Amendment Clears Indiana House