August 1, 2014

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Supreme Court strikes federal marriage provision

WASHINGTON — In significant but incomplete victories for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. Read More…

Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in California

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California’s gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban. The court’s 5-4 vote today leaves in place the initial trial court declaration that the ban is unconstitutional. Read More…