Tag Archives: marriage

Federal Judge Says Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is Unconstitutional

A federal judge in California has ruled that the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy is unconstitutional. The judge plans to issue an injunction that will prevent the government from enforcing the policy. The Department of Justice, however, will have…

Gay Couples Legally Married Elsewhere Cannot Get Divorced in Texas

In Texas, marriage is between a man and a woman – and so is a divorce. A Texas appellate court ruled that gay couples, even if they are legally married in another state, cannot get divorced in Texas. "A person…

Appeals Court Asked to Stop Gay Marriages in California

The supporters of Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in California, have asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to impose a temporary stay on gay marriages while they consider the appeal in the underlying case. Judge Vaughn R. Walker…

Will Gay Marriages Resume in California Next Week?

United States District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker has put a temporary stay on his ruling that overturned Proposition 8. Judge Walker has given Proposition 8′s supporters until August 18 to appeal his decision. Last week, the Judge struck down…

Schwarzenegger Asks for Same-Sex Marriages to Resume

California’s Attorney General and Governor Schwarzenegger both have asked for California to resume same-sex marriages after the ban on same-sex marriages was struck down last week. Last week, Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages, was struck down as unconstitutional.  Writing…

Federal Judge Declares Federal Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

US District Court Judge Joseph Tauro has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. The ruling is widely regarded as a victory for gay-rights advocates. Eight married gay couples brought the suit, alleging that DOMA denied them…

Will the Challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act Be Successful?

A group of married same-sex couples in Massachusetts will challenge the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in federal court on Thursday. Six years ago, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriages. DOMA, however, bars the federal government…

California Gay Marriage Trial To Be Shown on YouTube

A federal court judge in California has decided to broadcast the upcoming trial on California’s gay marriage ban as part the 9th Circuits experimental broadcast program. The experimental program, just adopted, allows non-jury civil cases to be filmed by court…