Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam Jr. declared performing gay marriages would violate his religious beliefs.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says any final decision on the legality of gay marriage in the state could be months away.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s Supreme Court ordered probate judges across the state to stop taking application for same-sex marriage licenses Thursday, saying it wants to give a federal judge time to rule on a case taking on the state’s ban on gay unions.
A federal judge in North Carolina has lifted stays in two cases challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday, a possible sign he’s preparing to strike down the prohibition as unconstitutional.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says he will keep fighting to uphold the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage. Wilson issued a statement Monday hours after the U.S. Supreme Court […]
Conservative Christian group Return America is demanding Attorney General Roy Cooper defend the constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Same-sex marriage is legal in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Challenges in other states continue to make their way through the courts, many of them successfully.
Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina’s gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices.
Lawyers challenging North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday they will press for quick legal rulings after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia unconstitutional.
In the first faith-based challenge against same-sex marriage bans, Protestant clergy filed a federal lawsuit on Monday arguing that North Carolina is unconstitutionally restricting religious freedom by barring them from wedding same-sex couples in their congregations.