After 2013's SCOTUS ruling that struck down parts of the discriminatory "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA), 2014 saw great advancement for marriage equality in the United States as fifteen more states became places where same-sex couples can legally marry. Read more about the states that made marriage equality the law of the land this year below.
Following the Supreme Court's denial to hear marriage equality cases, five states' attorneys general, county clerks, and thousands of couples are preparing to mobilize.
Today, the US Supreme Court denied hearings for all five of the cases before it.
Utah's Attorney General, Sean Reyes, has announced his office will appeal the 10th Circuit Court’s decision last month upholding marriage equality to the U.S. Supreme Court. That circuit decision found that any state ban on marriage equality violated the Fourteenth Amendment rights of same-sex couples to equal protection and due process. It was the first circuit ruling against marriage bans.
Utah's highest court stops adoption for same-sex couples, saying that it "prevents further confusion"
Last Friday, the Utah Supreme Court issued a stay on ruling in a current same sex adoption case, which effectively barred the Utah Department of Health from issuing birth certificates to same sex parents.
Utah’s biggest parade, Days of ’47, has deemed the LGBT-affirming faith-based group Mormons Building Bridges “too controversial” to have a participating float, reported the Salt Lake Tribune.
Nearly a quarter of the country have recently considered or are still considering bills similar to the "License to Discriminate" SB 1062 that was vetoed this week by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.
When attempting to score points against debate opponents, there are certain ideas that commentators should not call to mind. Never. Like ever.
Indiana and Utah will both host anti-marriage equality rallies. Both programs feature anti-LGBT activists who have said some of the most jaw-dropping things about LGBT people.