NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four gay married couples filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Louisiana Constitution’s prohibition against recognizing same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.
Two of the couples said their daughters — one 10 months old, the other 2 ½ years old — were their main reasons for joining the other couples and the Forum for Equality Louisiana in filing the lawsuit Wednesday.
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(CNN) -- A federal court ruled Tuesday that an Oklahoma law limiting marriage to one man and one woman violates the U.S.
Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage was struck down Tuesday by a federal judge who declared it a fundamental violation of equal rights.
U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern ruled in Tulsa that a state constitutional amendment limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the 14th Amendment.
The ruling won't immediately let same-sex couples get married in Oklahoma, however. Kern stayed the ruling pending resolution of a similar challenge to Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, which is being heard by the 10th U.S.
(CNN) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has signed into law a ban on same-sex marriage in Africa's most populous nation.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry slammed the decision Monday.
"Beyond even prohibiting same-sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association and expression for all Nigerians," he said in a statement.
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(CNN) -- Former Minnesota Viking and outspoken same-sex marriage supporter Chris Kluwe said Monday he is encouraged the NFL team is looking into his claims that he was released in May because he is an LGBT activist.
Courtesy Carrie Carkhuff
Carrie, right, and Stacey Carkhuff got married Dec. 23 and are now in legal limbo due to the Supreme Court halting gay marriage in Utah.
Engaged for two years, Carrie and Stacey Carkhuff didn't waste any time when a federal judge green-lighted gay marriage in Utah on Dec. 20.
They got gussied up, put Stacey's three kids in formal wear, and went that very afternoon to the county clerk's office, which was so overwhelmed it had already stopped issuing licenses for the day.