June 26, 2015. Photos by Jen Bonin and Jack Hartwein-Sanchez.
Just days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize samesex marriages, April Miller and Karen Ann Roberts of Rowan County, Kentucky were denied a marriage license, the clerk telling them that Rowan County was no longer issuing licenses to any of its residents.
The positive vibes were palpable at Roger Williams National Memorial on the afternoon of June 26 in downtown Providence.
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments against the same–sex marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, KentucKy, and Tennessee.This is the first time the high court has taKen up the issue since 2013, when a vote of 5-4 determined the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional. One of the lawyers opposing the ban, […]
by Adam Brooks. Of America’s five territories in the Caribbean and Pacific (Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas), only Puerto Rico has faced a lawsuit from LGBT couples seeking the right to wed. Religious upbringings and fear of prosecution in these socially conservative territories result in very few […]
The Supreme Court made history today by deciding two landmark cases on LGBT equality today with far-reaching implications. Story from the Advocate.com With the Supreme Court’s rulings today, the part of the Defense of Marriage Act that prevented federal recognition of their marriages is no more. Exactly what the ruling means is still being interpreted […]