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Gay-rights campaign invokes religion in the South

Homosexuality
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/13/14, 12:50 pm

The nation’s largest gay advocacy group launched a faith-based campaign in Mississippi this week.

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Supreme Court allows same-sex marriages in Kansas

Marriage
by The Editors
Posted 11/12/14, 06:25 pm

The Supreme Court has ruled same-sex marriages can begin in Kansas while a lower court considers a case against existing state law. Last week, federal district Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction against the Kansas constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. A full suit on the case is pending, but Crabtree’s ruling means same-sex couples can receive marriage licenses in the meantime.

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Federal judge overturns marriage law in South Carolina

Marriage
by The Editors
Posted 11/12/14, 10:30 am

A federal judge has declared South Carolina’s marriage laws unconstitutional, overturning a constitutional amendment adopted by voters in 2006.

U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel stayed his ruling until Nov. 20, giving state Attorney General Alan Wilson time to appeal the ruling. But any appeal likely will fail. South Carolina is part of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has upheld similar rulings in other states. South Carolina was the last state within the circuit to recognize marriage as only between one man and one woman.

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