Posts Tagged ‘gay marriage’

Miss. appeal on gay-marriage dispute set on Jan. 9

by Published: December 5,2014

Tags: Business, gay marriage, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — Three federal appeals court judges will hear arguments next month about Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday set the Mississippi arguments for Jan. 9 in New Orleans. That’s the same day and place that the same panel of judges will hear arguments over similar cases […] [...]

Attorney: Gay marriages should start soon in Mississippi

JACKSON — An attorney for two lesbian couples and a gay rights group says marriage licenses should be issued to same-sex couples in Mississippi in about 10 days. A federal judge threw out Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriages earlier this week but gave attorneys for the state about 10 days to appeal his ruling to […] [...]

WISEMAN: Gay marriage, the Voting Rights Act and Mississippi

by Published: July 12,2013

Tags: gay marriage, Marty Wiseman, Voting Rights Act

For one who teaches federalism and intergovernmental relations the last round of 2013 United States Supreme Court decisions provides a virtual textbook for this fall’s classes. Among other things, the table of contents includes gay marriage and the Voting Rights act. Fascination has been building for some time over the evolution of power within the […] [...]

BREAKING: High court strikes down federal marriage provision

by Published: June 26,2013

Tags: gay marriage, Mississippi, NEWS, Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married […] [...]

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