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Dec 15, 2022

Editorial: Same-sex marriage wins again — this time for good

Dearly beloved, we gather here today to celebrate federal protection for same-sex marriage.

Dec 13, 2022

Biden called gay marriage ‘inevitable’ and soon it’ll be law

A decade ago, then-Vice President Joe Biden shocked the political world and preempted his boss by suddenly declaring his support for gay marriage on national television. But not everyone was surprised.

Dec 13, 2022

Respect for Marriage Act has a few key limitations

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the the Respect for Marriage Act – a law that codifies both interracial and same-gender marriage – on Dec. 8, 2022.

Dec 5, 2017

Kennedy wrestles with wedding cake case at Supreme Court (UPDATE)

The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up a highly anticipated case involving a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Nov 23, 2015

BENCH BLOG: Choice of wrong legal route wastes opportunity in adoption case

The attorney for a same-sex couple recently tried unsuccessfully to use an adoption action to challenge the constitutionality of statutes related to artificial insemination and to the presumption of paternity stemming from marriage.

Nov 4, 2015

Court: Judge properly tossed gay couple’s parental request (UPDATE)

A judge properly dismissed a same-sex couple's request for a declaration that one of them is the legal parent of the other's child, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Aug 3, 2015

Closing Arguments: Should language banning same-sex marriage be removed from the state constitution?

Tamara B. Packard, an attorney at Cullen Weston Pines & Bach, and Michael Dean, a lawyer whose main office is in Brookfield, battle over the question: Should language banning same-sex marriage by removed from the state constitution?

Jul 6, 2015

Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.

Jul 5, 2015

View from around the state: ‘Equal dignity’ at the heart of ruling

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage isn't going to end the debate, but those fighting the ruling don't have demographics on their side. Young people overwhelmingly support the right of gays and lesbians to have the legal right to marry.

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