03/28/14 09:11 AM
DETROIT — Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. Holder's action will enable the government to extend eligibility for federal...
By Byron York | 03/27/14 04:46 PM
In 2008, both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain supported defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In 2012, only Republican Mitt Romney supported traditional marriage, Obama having announced a change of heart six months before the election. What about 2016? It's...
By Steve Chapman | 03/27/14 10:40 AM
Lawyers for Hobby Lobby this week urged the Supreme Court to let companies opt out of certain health insurance rules for religious reasons, and they have a good chance of success. If employers are allowed to refuse to provide coverage that pays for certain types of contraception, it will be a big...
By Paul Bedard | 03/26/14 05:39 PM
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has labeled several Washington, D.C.-based family organizations as "hate groups" for favoring traditional marriage, has been dumped as a "resource" on the FBI's Hate Crime Web page, a significant rejection of the influential legal group. The Web page...
03/26/14 12:45 PM
Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay nuptials, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday.
By Timothy P. Carney | 03/25/14 06:02 PM
Sometimes it’s hard to believe the other side is being honest. Democratic politicians and liberal writers accuse Christian employers of “tell[ing] women what to do with their bodies,” and trying to “control” “access to birth control.” But a contraception ban is not on a table....
03/23/14 12:16 PM
MASON, Mich. — An appeals court reinstituted Michigan's constitutional ban on gay marriage, but not before several hundred same-sex couples rushed to the state's county clerk's offices to get hitched. The order on Saturday by a federal appeals court in Cincinnati to at least temporarily...
03/21/14 04:10 PM
DETROIT — A judge has struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage, the latest in a series of decisions overturning similar laws across the country. Federal Judge Bernard Friedman ruled Friday, two weeks after a trial. Two Detroit-area nurses who've been partners for eight years claimed the...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/14/14 12:08 PM
Insurance companies that provide plans covering spouses must extend that coverage to couples in gay marriages, according to a new rule from the Health and Human Services Department. "In other words, insurance companies will not be permitted to discriminate against married same-sex couples when...
By Brett Barrouquere | 03/04/14 10:28 AM
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday that the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal a judge's decision granting legal recognition to same-sex couples married in other states and countries after the attorney general announced that he would not pursue the case further.
By Associated Press | 03/04/14 09:35 AM
Indiana would break from an Internal Revenue Service policy recognizing same-sex marriage for tax purposes if a late-session change becomes law.
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