Same-sex Marriage

Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam Jr. declared performing gay marriages would violate his religious beliefs. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Magistrate Resigns Rather Than Perform Gay Marriages

Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam Jr. declared performing gay marriages would violate his religious beliefs.

10/16/2014

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2nd Gay Marriage Lawsuit Filed In South Carolina

A second federal lawsuit has been filed in South Carolina over same-sex marriage.

10/15/2014

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GOP Leaders Signal Move To Block Gay Marriages In NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As same-sex couples in North Carolina await federal court rulings they hope will allow them to get married, Republican legislative leaders are making a last-minute move to block or delay the nuptials.

CBS Charlotte–10/09/2014

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Gay Marriages Start In South Carolina

A South Carolina court has issued a marriage license to a same-sex couple despite the state’s constitutional ban against the practice and the attorney general’s pledge to defend it.

10/08/2014

Two men hold hands to pose for a videographer after their wedding ceremony March 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Not Immediately Likely In SC

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied appeals from five states seeking to preserve gay-marriage bans. The move doesn’t mean same-sex marriages will begin immediately in South Carolina, but experts say such unions probably aren’t too far off.

10/06/2014

Christian groups are holding rallies to support North Carolina's definition of marriage as only between a man and a woman. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Christian Group Fights To Keep North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban

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.

09/30/2014

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Rights Of Same-Sex Military Spouses Vary By State

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.

09/23/2014

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NC Gay Marriage Ban Challenged By Clergy In First Faith-Based Federal Lawsuit

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.

04/29/2014

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Lawsuit Seeks To Overturn NC Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Some clergy members are filing a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, saying it violates their religious freedom.

04/28/2014

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SC Woman Asks Court To Authorize Same-Sex Divorce

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman is challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage by seeking recognition both of her union and separation. Cathy Swicegood of Mauldin says in a lawsuit filed this […]

03/15/2014

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