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Supreme Court Denies Appeal by Photographer Who Refused Same-Sex Couple

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal from a New Mexico wedding photographer found to have violated a state anti-discrimination law when she refused to take pictures of a commitment ceremony for a same-sex couple. The photographer, Elaine Huguenin, …

Gay Marriage Battle Headed to Federal Courts

The overturning of Virginia’s gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by President Barack Obama’s two election victories. It’s no accident that Virginia has become a key testing …

Pennsylvania Law Banning Gay Marriage Faces Court Challenge

The American Civil Liberties Union said it filed the first known legal challenge Tuesday seeking to overturn a state law effectively banning same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, the only northeastern state that doesn’t allow it or civil unions. The lawsuit, filed …

Gay Marriage Ruling Boosts Benefits for Many, Leaves Confusion in Some States

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriage in states where it is legal will open up new benefits to thousands of gay couples, but confusion may reign in states that do not …

Supreme Court Case Has Tax, Benefits Implications for Married Gay Couples

If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a federal law defining marriage as between a man and woman, the newfound rights for gay married couples may bear something not so welcome – a bigger tax burden. That’s because with equality, …