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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, …

Judge Orders Tennessee to Honor 3 Out-of-State Gay Marriages

A federal judge ordered the state of Tennessee on Friday to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples while their lawsuit against the state works its way through the court system. U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger issued the preliminary injunction …

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 …

Texas AG: Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Unconstitutional for Public Entities

Local governments and school districts that offer marriage benefits to same-sex partners are violating the state constitution, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stated in an opinion on April 29. The cities of Austin, El Paso and Forth Worth already offer …

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, …