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WI attorney general warns county clerks not to issue same-sex marriage licenses

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Wisconsin county clerks who issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples over the past week could face charges for breaking the state’s marriage laws, the state’s attorney general said on Thursday. The warning from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, a Republican, comes six days after…

Wisconsin appeals court order lifting same-sex marriage ban, but weddings go on

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Officials in Wisconsin’s two largest counties on Monday reported brisk traffic from same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses after a federal judge’s ruling last week that the state’s ban on gay nuptials was unconstitutional. The steady stream of couples seeking licenses in Milwaukee County and…

Arkansas Supreme Court halts same-sex marriages in state

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) – The Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday halted the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the first and only state in the U.S. South to allow gay marriage. About 500 gay and lesbian couples have married since a state judge last…

New Mexico judge orders county clerks to issue same sex marriage licenses

A New Mexico judge ordered the county clerks in Bernalillo and Santa Fe Counties to begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples on Tuesday. According to a press release from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Judge Alan Malott of the Second Judicial District Court of the State of…

Republican Pennsylvania mayor refuses to officiate same sex wedding ceremonies

New Hope, PA Mayor Larry Keller (R) announced in a letter to the city council that he will not officiate the wedding of two men who were issued a marriage license by a county clerk who called Pennsylvania’s anti-same sex marriage law “arbitrary and suspect.” The New Hope Free Press…

Same-sex couples sue county clerk in New Mexico for the right to marry

Two lesbian couples on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Clerk of Bernalillo County in New Mexico for refusing to provide them with marriage licenses. Both same-sex couples had been denied marriage licenses, even though the state does not explicitly prohibit same-sex marriages. In their lawsuit, they claim being excluded…

Q of the day: be the marriage planner — and share your traditions

Kate and I will mark six years of marriage on July 1 — though both of us have to hold off on the real celebration until late July when we both take off for a long-deserved getaway to a place…heh…will share that some time later. We married in Vancouver, BC…

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