same_sex

Court bristles at 'traditional' marriage argument

Federal appeals court judges considering whether to uphold gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin are reserving their toughest questions for the states, asking how the bans help society, especially children of same-sex couples.

Van Hollen: Gay marriage isn't a fundamental right

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause doesn't cover sexual orientation the same way it does gender discrimination and there's no fundamental right for gay couples to marry.

Judge puts same-sex marriages on hold

Crabb: 'I find it difficult to impose a stay ... even if the stay is only temporary'

Same-sex marriages will be put on hold in Wisconsin after a ruling from a federal judge on Friday.

AG tells DAs not to prosecute clerks

Email explains AG's position

An email sent to Wisconsin's district attorneys from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen tells them he doesn't recommend charging county clerks for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Gay couple denied marriage license says 'there is no good explanation'

Lafayette County among counties not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

The Curtis couple went to the Lafayette County courthouse Monday in hopes of obtaining a marriage license. The clerk was polite and kind, but in the end, Carrie and Lisa left without the document they came for.

ACLU seeks preliminary block on gay marriage ban

The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking Wisconsin's gay marriage ban while the organization's lawsuit challenging the prohibition continues.

Minn. mayor bids for Ill. gay couples' weddings

Minn. mayor in Chicago hoping to lure Illinois gay couples northward to marry, open checkbooks

The mayor of Minneapolis is coming to Chicago in hopes he can convince gay and lesbian couples to think about getting married in his city.

Minn. mayor bids for Ill. gay couples' weddings

Minn. mayor in Chicago hoping to lure Illinois gay couples northward to marry, open checkbooks

The mayor of Minneapolis is coming to Chicago in hopes he can convince gay and lesbian couples to think about getting married in his city.

Minn. mayor bids for Ill. gay couples' weddings

Minn. mayor in Chicago hoping to lure Illinois gay couples northward to marry, open checkbooks

The mayor of Minneapolis is coming to Chicago in hopes he can convince gay and lesbian couples to think about getting married in his city.

Minn. mayor bids for Ill. gay couples' weddings

Minn. mayor in Chicago hoping to lure Illinois gay couples northward to marry, open checkbooks

The mayor of Minneapolis is coming to Chicago in hopes he can convince gay and lesbian couples to think about getting married in his city.