Judges Blast Indiana, Wisconsin Gay Marriage BansFederal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.
Same-Sex Couple Settles Wedding Venue DisputeThe owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away. The Minnesota Human Rights Department says Cole Frey and his fiance have settled their discrimination case against the owners of Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation.
1 Year Later, Both Parents In Same-Sex Couples Have Legal RightsIt's been over a year since same sex couples have been allowed to legally wed in Minnesota. And in the months since gay marriage has been legal, for some couples, like Tara and Amy, the process of starting a family has changed, as well.
Reality Check: 1 Year Anniversary Of Gay Marriage In MNAugust 1 marks the one year anniversary of gay marriage in Minnesota. Throughout the year thousands of same-sex couples got married. It's a significant cultural change in a state which rejected gay marriage for years, then witnessed an emotional legislative battle to pass it.
Wis. Gov. Says He Knew Son Was Witnessing Gay WeddingGov. Scott Walker says his 19-year-old son's decision to act as a witness at the same-sex marriage of a relative is not a policy statement. Walker was asked Tuesday about his son Alex's decision to serve as a witness to the June 9 wedding in Waukesha County.
Wisconsin County To Refund Marriage License FeeAppleton-area couples who applied for marriage licenses but didn't receive them before a federal judge halted same-sex weddings will receive full refunds of their application fees.
Judge To Hold Hearing On Wisconsin Gay MarriagesBoth sides in the fight over same-sex marriages in Wisconsin are headed back to federal court Friday afternoon for a hearing that could determine whether the weddings can continue. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb comes exactly one week after she struck down the state's ban on gay marriages as unconstitutional.
Wisconsin Judge Tells Same-Sex Couples To Hold OnA federal judge has scheduled a hearing on the Wisconsin attorney general's request to put gay marriages on hold in the state. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb scheduled the hearing for 1 p.m. Monday.
Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Gay Marriage BanA federal judge has struck down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, ruling it unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued the ruling Friday, but it wasn't clear whether same-sex marriages could immediately begin.
Lawsuit Challenges N.D. Gay Marriage Ban Seven couples filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage in North Dakota, making it the last state in the country with a ban to be sued by gay couples seeking the right to marry in their home state.
New York Times Survey Lists Minneapolis As LGBT Travel Hot SpotAfter Minnesota became one of the first states in the Midwest to legalize same-sex marriage, it became a new travel ‘hot-spot.’ According to the New York Times, Minneapolis is now on the list of "up and coming LGBT" places to visit, especially with the Pride celebration coming up. New York Times completed the survey after talking with gay and lesbian travel experts.
Same-Sex Marriage In Minn. Turns 1It has been one year since same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Freedom to Marry Act into law on the steps of the Capitol. The moment was met with cheers and a flood of emotions from thousands at the event.
School District Apologizes For Gay Marriage VideoThe Janesville School District superintendent has issued a public apology for the showing of a video she describes as pro-gay marriage. The Wisconsin State Journal reports in April, Craig High School's Gay-Straight Alliance showed "Kids React to Gay Marriage."
Mpls. Mayor To Officiate Wedding For 2 S.D. WomenA lesbian couple plans to exchange vows Saturday in Minnesota, then be the first South Dakota residents to legally challenge the state's ban on same-sex marriage and its refusal to recognize such nuptials. Nancy Robrahn, 68, and Jennie Rosenkranz, 72, of Rapid City, have been together 27 years. Minneapolis lawyer Joshua Newville said Friday he took the case after the couple was unable to find an attorney in South Dakota.
Minn. Same-Sex Married Couples Ponder Tax-Filing Method The push to get same sex marriage adopted in Minnesota was an emotional one, but now those couples are wrestling with the financial implications.