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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Over Gay Bias Case

By Jeri Clausing | Monday Apr 7, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.

Court Declines to Take up Episcopal Church Dispute

Monday Mar 10, 2014
The Supreme Court has declined to wade into a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a conservative congregation that left the denomination in a rift over homosexuality and other issues.

Supreme Court Complicates Gay Marriages in Utah

By Brady McCombs | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples took home marriage licenses from county clerks in Utah in the past two weeks - but not all of them are legally married.

Lawyers Ask Supreme Court to Allow Same-Sex Unions

By Brady McCombs and Paul Foy | Friday Jan 3, 2014
Lawyers for same-sex couples in Utah filed court papers Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court explaining why gay marriage should be allowed to continue in the state.

Justice Sotomayor to Helm Times Square Ball Drop

Monday Dec 30, 2013
The countdown to the new year in Times Square is getting some high-profile help-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

SCOTUS Won’t Hear Va. Appeal Over Sodomy Law

Monday Oct 7, 2013
The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Virginia’s anti-sodomy law.

Justice Scalia: ’I Haven’t Expressed My View on Gay Marriage’

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Oct 3, 2013
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said he hasn’t expressed his views on marriage equality even though he voted against the strike down of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Court Rules Against Photographer in Gay Bias Case

By Barry Massey | Friday Aug 23, 2013
A commercial photography business owned by opponents of same-sex marriage violated New Mexico’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to take pictures of a gay couple’s commitment ceremony, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday.

Ginsburg Says Push for Voter ID Laws Predictable

By Mark Sherman | Friday Jul 26, 2013
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she’s not surprised that Southern states have pushed ahead with tough voter identification laws and other measures since the Supreme Court freed them from strict federal oversight of their elections.

Mo. Court Seeks More Input on Gay Death Benefits

Tuesday Jul 23, 2013
A U.S. Supreme Court decision about federal benefits for gay couples has prompted the Missouri Supreme Court to take a second look at a pending case.