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October 2015

StarPolyamory wedding: Brazilian female trio get hitched News item summary BR 31 OCT

StarItalian High Court Rules That Registries of Foreign Same-Sex Marriages Must Be Destroyed News item summary IT 27 OCT

Star3 Tips to Guide Employers on Same-Sex Benefits News item summary 26 OCT

StarVatican Declares There Are 'No Grounds' For Same-Sex Marriage News item summary VA 25 OCT

StarTokyo Ward to Start Issuing Same-Sex Partnership Certificates News item summary JP 23 OCT

StarSlovenian court allows referendum on same-sex marriages News item summary SI 22 OCT

StarOrange County repeals benefits for unmarried gay couples News item summary US (FL) 20 OCT
• Memorandum: BCC Consent Agenda - October 20, 2015, Domestic Partner Benefits Program PNG 191kb 07 OCT 15

StarOne Alabama Marriage Case Dismissed as Moot News item summary US (AL) 16 OCT
• Order of Dismissal: April Aaron-Brush v. Robert Bentley, et al. No. 2:14-cv-01091-RDP PDF 113.73kb, 13 OCT 15

StarBroward Updates and Reaffirms Its Domestic Partnership Ordinance News item summary US (FL) 14 OCT

StarCentral Java, surprise gay marriage not legal News item summary ID 12 OCT

StarGeorgia: In Formality, Ban on Gay Marriage Is Struck News item summary US (GA) 08 OCT
• Order: Inniss et al v. Aderhold et al No. 1:14-cv-01180 PDF 596.60kb 07 OCT 15

StarJudge recognizes 1st common-law same-sex marriage in Texas News item summary US (TX) 06 OCT

StarBenefits for Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners News item summary US (DC) 06 OCT
Benefits Administration Letter: Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) Benefits for Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners After Obergefell v. Hodges No. 15-207 PDF 176.23kb 05 OCT 15

StarAlabama judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriage News item summary US (AL) 03 OCT

StarShibuya Ward to begin accepting applications for 'same-sex partnership certificates News item summary JP 03 OCT

November 2015

StarCivil unions become law News item summary CY 26 NOV

StarMexican Top Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage News item summary MX (JAL) 26 NOV

StarLocal same-sex couple blocked from renewing vows on Cook Islands beach News item summary CK 23 NOV

StarPremier: Immigration rules could allow same-sex couples to co-habit legally News item summary KY 23 NOV
• Office of the Premier: Re: Recognition of same-sex unions PDF 68.36kb, 21 OCT 15

Star'Domestic Partner' Not 'Spouse' Under Bankruptcy Code News item summary US (CA)
• Memorandum Decision: In re Elaine Anne Villaverde and Karen Susan Hight No. 6:15-bk-16988-SY PDF 261.16kb, 21 OCT 15

StarOver 600 wait to wed as gay marriages 'go live' today News item summary IE 16 NOV

StarCriminal communications between spouses no longer protected under new law News item summary US (NJ) 09 NOV
• Assembly Judicial Committee Statement: Assembly No. 3636 PDF 8.28kb, 22 SEP 14

StarCosta Rica files criminal complaint against same-sex couple who married due to clerical error News item summary CR 09 NOV

StarCosta Rica First Same-Sex Marriage Due To Error News item summary CR 06 NOV

StarMississippi Supreme Court narrowly grants same-sex divorce News item summary US (MS) 05 NOV
Order: Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham v. The State of Mississippi, ex rel. Jim Hood Attorney General of the State of Mississippi 2014-CA-00008-SCT PDF 194.78lb 05 NOV 15

StarNorthern Ireland assembly votes to legalise same-sex marriage News item summary UK (NI) 03 NOV

StarCongratulations! Scotland allows conversion of overseas same-sex civil partnerships into marriages News item summary UK (SC) 02 NOV
Scottish Government guidance: Changing Civil Partnerships Registered Outside Scotland into Marriage PDF 30.54kb OCT 15

December 2015

StarGroundbreaking ruling recognizes same-sex common-law marriage in Utah News item summary US (UT) 28 DEC

StarThe legal rights of unmarried couples News item summary ZA 27 DEC

StarCourt rules couples cannot undo divorces in New Hampshire News item summary US (NH) 26 DEC
Opinion: In the matter of Terrie Harman and Thomas McCarron No. 2015-0273 PDF 71.73kb 02 DEC 15

StarAnother Japanese city to recognise same-sex relationships News item summary JP (24) 26 DEC

StarGreece allows civil partnership for same-sex couples News item summary GR 23 DEC

StarGay marriage around the world News item summary INTNL 21 DEC

StarSame-Sex marriages become legal in Nayarit News item summary MX (NAY) 21 DEC

StarSlovenia rejects same-sex marriages in a referendum News item summary SI 20 DEC

StarReferendum in Armenia brings constitutional reforms News item summary AM 16 DEC

StarWashburn Law Firm, PLLC Launches Website Dedicated to Same-Sex Family Law News item summary US (SC) 15 DEC

StarPrenuptial Agreement Considerations for Same-Sex Couples News item summary US (MI) 14 DEC

StarDistrict of Columbia Council approves DP 'termination' bill News item summary US (DC) 11 DEC

StarOhio publicizes judge's gay marriage ruling with web posting News item summary US (OH) 11 DEC 15
Final Judgment and Declaratory Judgment and Permanent Injunction: James Obergefell, et al., v. Richard Hodges, et al. 1:13-cv-501 PDF 02 NOV 15

StarVictoria becomes fourth Australian state to recognize overseas gay marriages News item summary AU (VIC) 11 DEC

StarSame-sex marriage gets Guernsey States approval News item summary GG 10 DEC

StarSame-sex marriage: Belfast judge to deliver ruling after Christmas News item summary UK (NI) 04 DEC

StarQueensland, Australia state parliament votes 64 to 22 to reinstate gay civil unions News item summary AU (QLD) 03 DEC

July 2015

StarTexas refuses to issue same-sex couples death certificates News item summary US (TX) 31 JUL

StarAppeal court clears last legal obstacle to same-sex marriage News item summary IE 30 JUL

StarCommon Law Marriage Retroactively Applied to Same-Sex Couple News item summary US (PA) 30 JUL

StarAnother ward in Tokyo to recognize same-sex couples News item summary JP 29 JUL

StarEuropean court tells Rome: Introduce civil union for gay couples News item summary IT 21 JUL
• Judgment: Case of Oliari and Others v. Italy Nos. 18766/11, 36030/11 PDF 590.42kb, 21 JUL 15

StarTexas judge asks same sex-couples to sign form acknowledging he disapproves of same-sex marriage News item summary US (TX) 13 JUL

StarJudge allows same-sex burial News item summary US (ID) 10 JUL

StarTennessee attorney general drops same-sex Roane divorce case News item summary US (TN) 10 JUL

StarMarriage Equality Victory in Puerto Rico News item summary PR 08 JUL

StarMissouri Governor Orders State Agencies to Embrace Marriage Equality News item summary US (MO) 08 JUL

StarJudge grants first same-sex divorce in El Paso News item summary US (TX) 07 JUL

StarLouisiana same-sex marriage ban is overturned News item summary US (LA) 02 JUL
• Judgment: Jonathan P Robicheaux, et al. v. James D Caldwell Nos. 13-5090 C/W, 14-97, 14-327 PDF 56.05kb, 02 JUL 15

August 2015

StarPort Hedland is latest council to recognize gay couples News item summary AU (WA) 31 AUG

StarKentucky clerk loses on same-sex marriage plea News item summary US (DC) 31 AUG
• Order in Pending Case: Davis, Kim v. Miller, April, et al. No. 15A250 PDF 22.66kb, 31 AUG 15

StarPresident signs same-sex marriage into Constitution News item summary IE 29 AUG

StarAppeals court denies stay for Kentucky clerk on marriage order News item summary US (KY) 26 AUG
• Order: April Miller, et al. v. Kim Davis No. 15-5880 PDF 205.10kb 26 AUG 15

StarSSA Tells Court It Will Apply Obergefell Retroactively To Grant Spousal Benefits In Lambda Legal Case News item summary US (FED) 20 AUG

StarJudge grants Tarrant County's first gay divorce News item summary US (TX) 20 AUG
• Second District of Texas Court of Appeals Memorandum Opinion and Order: Brooke Powell v. Cori Jo Long No. 02-14-00397-CV PDF 35.12kb, 13 AUG 15

StarCayman Islands reaffirms ban on gay marriage in wake of European court verdict News item summary KY 17 AUG
• Private Member's Motion: Preservation of Traditional Marriages No 3 of 2015/2016 PDF 199.58kb 13 AUG 15

StarSame-sex couples can commit adultery too, attorney general says News item summary US (MD) 13 AUG
• Opinion: Divorce - Whether same-sex marital Infidelity can qualify as adultery for purposes of Family Law Provisions governing divorce 100OAG105 PDF 88.64kb 24 JUL 15

StarJudge orders Rowan County clerk to issue same-sex marriage licenses News item summary US (KY) 12 AUG
• Memorandum Opinion and Order: April Meller, et al v. Kim Davis, et al. No. 15-44-DLB PDF 123.58kb, 12 AUG 15

StarGuam lawmakers pass LGBT bills News item summary GU 12 AUG

StarJudge Gives Texas Deadline on Same-Sex Marriage Policies News item summary US (TX) 12 AUG 15
• Order: Cleopatra De Leon et al. v. Greg Abbott et al. No. SA-13-CA-00982-OLG PDF 34.04kb 11 AUG 15

StarAppeals court affirms striking of Nebraska gay marriage ban News item summary US (AR), (NE), (SD) 12 AUG
• Arkansas Opinion: Rita Jernigan v. Dustin McDaniel No. 15-1022 PDF 28.26kb, 11 AUG 15
• Nebraska Opinion: Susan Waters, et al v. Pete Ricketts No. 15-1452 PDF 74.33kb, 11 AUG 15
• South Dakota Opinion: Jennie Rosenbrahn v. Dennis Daugaard No. 15-1186 PDF 73.32kb, 11 AUG 15

StarJudge voids Kansas same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional News item summary US (KS) 10 AUG
•Memorandum and Order: Marie et al v. Moser et al No. 14-cv-02518-DDC-TJJ PDF 447.15kb 10 AUG 15

StarSouth Carolina Attorney General ordered to pay same sex couple $135,000 News item summary US (SC) 10 AUG

StarOhio judges cannot refuse to perform gay weddings based on personal views, state board advises News item summary US (OH) 10 AUG
• Opinion: Judicial Performance of Civil Marriages of Same-Sex Couples PDF 511.75kb, 07 AUG 15

StarJudge orders Texas to recognize spouse on same-sex death certificate News item summary US (TX) 05 AUG
• Order: Celopatra De Leon, Nicole Dimetman, Victor Holems and Mark Phariss v. Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton and Kirk Cole SA-13-CA-00982-OLG PDF 572.87kb 05 AUG 15

StarAppeals court rules Roane County same-sex couple can divorce News item summary US (TN) 05 AUG
• Judgment: Frederick Michael Borman v. Larry Kevin Pyles-Borman E2014-01794-COA-R3-CV PDF 89.35kb 04 AUG 15

September 2015

StarJudge grants divorce in same-sex marriage News item summary US (OH) 30 SEP

StarSame Sex Weddings Are Another Step Closer After Today News item summary IE 30 SEP

StarGerman council approves same-sex marriage bill News item summary DE 26 SEP

StarTarrant County Clerk says her office will accept common-law marriage affidavit News item summary US (TX) 25 SEP

StarSame-sex civil partners to skip notification period News item summary IE 24 SEP

StarJudge denies request from Kim Davis to limit order against her News item summary US (KY) 23 SEP
• Memorandum Order: April Miller, et al. v. Kim Davis No. 15-44-DLB PDF 61.49kb, 23 SEP 15

StarGay marriage law will be coming to the Jersey states News item summary JE 23 SEP

StarJudge who cited gay marriage ruling grants Signal couple a divorce after all News item summary US (TN) 20 SEP
• Order Scheduling T.R.C.P. 59 Hearingr: Pamela E Bumgardner v. Thomas A Bumgardner No. 14-0626 PDF 36.11kb 17 SEP 15

StarSame-sex civil partners will pay reduced marriage fee News item summary IE 17 SEP

StarSame-sex couples get right to have state-sanctioned ceremonies News item summary AU (QLD) 17 SEP
• Bill: Relationships (Civil Partnerships) and Other Acts Amendment Bill PDF 399.63kb 16 SEP 15

StarAlaska says state employees' same-sex partners must marry to keep health care News item summary US (AK) 16 SEP
• Notice: Notice of proposed changes on retirement plans in the regulations of the Department of Administration 16 SEP 15

StarAppeals court denies Kentucky clerk's latest bid to delay issuing same-sex marriage licenses News item summary US (KY) 16 SEP
• Order: April Miller, et al., v. Kim Davis No. 15-5961 PDF 201.91kb 15 SEP 15

StarSupreme Court blocks appeal over same-sex marriage News item summary IE 16 SEP

StarKim Davis files appeal to continue denying same-sex marriage licences News item summary US (KY) 11 SEP
• Emergency Motion: April Miller, et al. v. Kim Davis No. 15-5880 PDF 10.92MB 11 SEP 15

StarAfter Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, States Reconsider Domestic Partner Benefits News item summary US 09 SEP

StarKentucky clerk Kim Davis is released from jail and says 'all is well' News item summary US (KY) 08 SEP
• Order: April Miller, et al. v. Kim Davis No. 15-cv-00044-DLB PDF 53.33kb, 08 SEP 15

StarKentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage News item summary US (KY) 04 SEP

StarJudge declines divorce case, citing gay marriage ruling News item summary US (TN) 03 SEP
• Order: Pamela E Bumgardner and Thomas A Bumgardner No. 14-0626 PDF 756.92kb, 31 AUG 15

April 2015

StarEighth Circuit cancels oral argument in marriage cases News item summary US (MO) 30 APR
• Order: Kyle Lawson, et al. v. Robert T Kelley, State of Missouri No. 14-3779 PDF 22.12kb, 29 APR 15

StarEl Salvador congress approves measure banning gay marriage News item summary SV 30 APR

StarNorthern Ireland Assembly rejects same-sex marriage News item summary UK (NI) 27 APR

StarFlorida appellate court upholds same-sex divorce News item summary US (FL) 24 APR
• Opinion: Danielle Brandon-Thomas v. Krista Brandon-Thomas No. 2D14-761 PDF 105.68kb, 24 APR 15

StarOklahoma Lawmakers Approve Bill Allowing Clergy, Others to Refuse Same-Sex Weddings News item summary US (OK) 23 APR

StarEcuadorian lawmakers approve civil unions bill News item summary EC 23 APR

StarJudge won't order recognizing terminally ill gay man's marriage News item summary US (MI) 22 APR
• Order: Bruce T Morgan and Brian P Merucci v. Rick Snyder and Mark Hollinrake No. 1:14-CV-632, 21 APR 15

StarWill Italian Court Decision Pave Way for Marriage Equality? News item summary IT 22 APR

StarKentucky Circuit Court Judge Strikes Down State’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban News item summary US (KY) 17 APR

StarMexican Supreme Court Strikes Major Blow For Marriage Equality In Sinaloa News item summary MX 17 APR
• Press Release (in Spanish): Inconstitucional Normas de Sinaloa Que Excluye a las Pare Jas Del Mismo Sexo: Primera Sala No. 070/2015, 15 APR 15

StarMalawi Gay Rights: New Marriage Law Further Criminalizes LGBT Relationships And Identities, Group Says News item summary MW 17 APR

StarGuam Health Dept refuses to issue marriage licences for same-sex couples News item summary GU 16 APR

StarBermuda laws sink gay wedding News item summary BM 16 APR

StarGuam Becomes First U.S. Territory to Allow Same-Sex Marriages News item summary GU 15 APR

StarGuam Couple Seek to Overturn Ban on Same-Sex Marriage News item summary GU 14 APR
• Complaint: Kathleen M Agueri and Loretta M Pangelinan v. Eddie Baza Calvo & Anor 15-00009 PDF 1.05MB, 13 APR 15

StarChile's Bachelet Signs Same-Sex Civil Union Law News item summary CL 13 APR

StarNicaragua rejects same-sex marriage, adoption News item summary NI 09 APR

StarGuam rejects territory's first-ever same-sex marriage license application News item summary GU 08 APR

StarA List of Tribal Laws Prohibiting Gay Marriage News item summary US 06 APR

StarChilean court upholds constitutionality of civil unions bill News item summary CL 06 APR
• Opinion (in Spanish): Civil Union Accord bill PDF 445.09kb, 02 APR 15

StarJudge says Brooklyn woman can use Facebook to serve divorce papers News item summary US (NY) 06 APR
Opinion PDF 243.16kb: Ellanora Arthur Baidoo v. Victor Sena Blood-Dzraju No. 310947/2014, 2015 NY Slip Op 25096 [HTML] 27 MAR 15

May 2015

StarHouston Law Review Explores Same-Sex Marriage In Latest Issue News item summary US 29 MAY
• Address: Original Meaning and Marriage Equality 52 Hous. L. Rev. 1067 (2015) PDF 346.85kb 14 MAR 15

StarLesbian couple in Florida granted divorce News item summary US (FL) 29 MAY
• Opinion: Mariama Monique Changamire Shaw v. Kieba Lynn Shaw No. 2D14-2384 PDF 43.07kb, 29 MAY 15

StarOneida Tribe legalizing same-sex marriage News item summary US (WI) 28 MAY

StarGreenland legalizes gay marriage News item summary GL 27 MAY

StarIreland becomes first country to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote News item summary IE 23 MAY 15

StarHow to destroy every single argument against same-sex marriage News item summary INTNL 22 MAY

StarAlabama judge orders pro-marriage equality decision effective statewide, stays effect until SCOTUS ruling News item summary US (AL) 21 MAY
• Class Action Order: James N Strawser, et al., v. Luther Strange, et al. No. 1:14-cv-004240CG-C PDF 155.61kb, 21 MAY 15
• Preliminary Injunction Order: James N Strawser, et al., v. Luther Strange, et al. No. 1:14-cv-004240CG-C PDF 139.64kb, 21 MAY 15

StarFrance's largest Protestant denomination votes to bless same-sex marriages News item summary FR 17 MAY

StarKaohsiung allows same-sex couples to designate partners in city records News item summary TW 16 MAY

StarSame-sex marriage referendum: Legal loopholes may cast long shadow News item summary IE 16 MAY

StarLithuanian parliament committee: 'constitution no barrier to gay civil partnerships' News item summary LT 11 MAY

StarDivorce or dissolution: what happens to your property if your relationship ends? News item summary UK (E&W) 09 MAY

StarSix Same-Sex Idaho Couples Offered Do-Over Marriage Licenses News item summary US (ID) 08 MAY

StarCyprus government approves gay civil unions News item summary CY 07 MAY

StarSame sex couples will now be able to marry at British Consulates in 24 countries News item summary UK (E&W) 05 MAY

June 2015

StarBobby Jindal's executive order challenged by ACLU, other gay rights advocates News item summary US (LA) 30 JUN
• Petition: ACLU Foundation of Louisiana et at., v. Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal PDF 3.51MB, 30 JUN 15

StarJudge rules North Dakota gay marriage ban 'invalid' News item summary US (ND) 29 JUN

StarPuerto Rico will begin marrying same-sex couples in early July News item summary PR 29 JUN

StarItaly rules trans woman and cis man are allowed to marry News item summary IT 29 JUN
• Sentenza (in Italian): Parties names redacted No. 1176/2015 PDF 259.96kb 25 MAY 15

StarPre-Marriage Considerations for Same-Sex Couples (Press Release) News item summary US 26 JUN

StarOpinion analysis: Marriage now open to same-sex couples News item summary US (DC) 26 JUN
• Opinion: Obergefell, et al v. Hodges et al No. 14-556 PDF 428.77kb, 26 JUN 15

StarGay wedding law passed in 'world's smallest country' News item summary PN 22 JUN

StarTaipei to register gay relationships News item summary TW 20 JUN

StarTexas Supreme Court upholds same-sex divorce News item summary US (TX) 19 JUN
• Preliminary Injunction Order: State of Texas v. Angelique Naylor and Sabina Daly No. 11-0114 PDF 119.49kb, 19 JUN 15

StarMexico's Supreme Court Rules States Must Recognize Gay Marriage News item summary MX 16 JUN

StarMexico effectively legalizes same-sex marriage News item summary MX 15 JUN

StarMexico state of Chihuahua officially approves same-sex marriage News item summary MX (CH) 11 JUN

StarItaly passes gay civil union motion for first time News item summary IT 11 JUN

StarNorth Carolina Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Becomes Law After Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto News item summary US (NC) 11 JUN

StarArkansas judge orders state to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages News item summary US (AR) 09 JUN

StarFederal Judge Strikes Down Guam's Gay Marriage Ban News item summary GU 05 JUN

StarCosta Rican Court Approves Civil Union for Gay Couple News item summary CR 02 JUN

StarNorth Carolina Senate overrides McCrory veto on anti-LGBT magistrate refusal bill News item summary US (NC) 01 JUN
• Bill: Senate Bill 2 PDF 374.31kb, 29 MAY 15

StarAustralia opposition leader introduces gay marriage bill News item summary AU (FED) 01 JUN
• Bill: Marriage Amendment (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015 PDF 131.92kb, 01 JUN 15

January 2015

StarRome recognizes gay civil unions News item summary IT 29 JAN

StarChile gives final approval to gay civil unions
News item summary CL 29 JAN

StarJudge clarifies scope of order in Alabama marriage ruling News item summary US (AL) 28 JAN
• Order Clarifying Judgment:: Cari D Searchy and Kimberley McKeand v. Lither Strange No. 14-0208-CG-N PDF 78.01kb, 28 JAN 15

StarTop French court approves Franco-Moroccan same-sex marriage News item summary FR 28 JAN

StarCity's survival benefits will soon apply to all legally married couples News item summary US (TX) 27 JAN

StarFederal judge in Alabama rules in favor of freedom to marry in second case News item summary US (AL) 27 JAN
• Order: James N Strawser and John E Humphrey v. Luther Strange No. 14-0424-CG-C PDF 72.57kb, 26 JAN 15

StarAlabama officials to appeal marriage case to Eleventh Circuit UPDATE: state asks for stay News item summary US (AL) 26 JAN
• Motion to Stay: Luther Strange v. Carl D Searcy, et al. No. 15-10295-C PDF 368.87kb, 26 JAN 15

StarAlabama same-sex marriage ban struck down News item summary US (AL) 23 JAN
• Motion for a Stay: Cari D Search and Kimberley McKeand v. Luther Strange No. 14-0208-CG-N PDF 27.32kb, 23 JAN 15
• Memorandum Opinion and Order: Cari D Search and Kimberley McKeand v. Luther Strange No. 14-0208-CG-N PDF 107.31kb, 23 JAN 15

StarEighth Circuit won't place hold on Missouri marriage litigation News item summary US (MO) 22 JAN
• Order: Kyle Lawson, et al., v. Robert T Kelly Nos. 14-3779, 14-3780 PDF 90.56kb 22 JAN 15

StarMacedonia bans gay marriage News item summary MK 21 JAN

StarChilean lawmakers approve civil unions bill News item summary CL 21 JAN

StarGroh v. Groh (registration) News item summary US (NJ) 20 JAN
• Opinion.: Lacey Groh v. Rachel Groh No. FM-15-1222-13 PDF 116.77kb, 20 JAN 15

StarCourt halts same-sex marriage lawsuits in North Dakota News item summary US (ND) 20 JAN

StarSupreme Court agrees to rule on gay marriage News item summary US (DC), (KY), (MI), (OH), (TN) 16 JAN
• Order List: 574 U.S.: Certiorari Granted Nos. 14-556, 562, 571 and 574 PDF 42.84kb, 16 JAN 15

StarFederal judge rules Michigan must recognize existing same-sex marriages News item summary US (MI) 15 JAN
• Opinion and Order: Marsha Caspar, et al, v. Richard Snyder, et al. No. 14-CV-11499 PDF 166.55 kb, 15 JAN 15

StarGay divorce granted by family court judge News item summary US (KY) 12 JAN
• Findings of Fact and Colclusions of Law: Alysha Romero v. Rebecca Romero No: 13-CI-503351 PDF 98.89kb, 29 DEC 14

StarSouth Dakota same-sex marriage ban struck down News item summary US (SD) 12 JAN
• Order: Jenny Rosenbrahn, et al., v. Dennis Daugaard, et al. No. 4:14-cv-04081 PDF 216.70kb, 12 JAN 15

StarSupreme Court rejects Louisiana gay marriage case News item summary US (LA) 12 JAN

StarScotland: Same-sex couple banned from marrying News item summary UK (SC) 11 JAN

StarSharp new critique of same-sex marriage rulings News item summary US (ID), (NV) 10 JAN
• Order: Susan Latta, et al., v. C. L Otter, et al. and Beverely Sevcik, et al., v. Brian Sandoval No. 14-35420, 12-17668 PDF 198.64kb, 09 JAN 14

StarGeorgia federal judge allows same-sex marriage case to proceed News item summary US (GA) 08 JAN
• Opinion and Order: Christopher Inniss, et al., v. Deborag Aderhold, et al. 1:14-CV-01180-WSD PDF 262.75kb, 08 JAN 15

StarMacedonia to ban same-sex marriage News item summary MK 06 JAN

StarMiami Judge Approves Early Start to Florida's Gay Weddings News item summary US (FL) 05 JAN
• Order: Catherine Pareto, et al., v. Harvey Ruvin, et al. 2014-1661-CA-01 PDF 60.02kb, 05 JAN 15

StarIdaho asks Supreme Court to take up same-sex marriage challenge News item summary US (ID) 02 JAN
• State of Idaho Petition: State of Idaho v. Susan Latta, et al. No. PDF 462.50kb, 02 JAN 15
• Governor Otter's Petition: C L "Butch" Otter, et al. v. Susan Latta, et al. No. 14 PDF 806.35kb, 30 DEC 14
StarJudge acts to speed up Kansas same-sex marriage ruling News item summary US (KS) 01 JAN
• Telephone Status Conference: Kail Marie, et al. v. Robert D Moser, et al. No. 14-2518-DDC PDF 219.45kb, 31 DEC 14

StarJudge: Clerks Have Duty to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses News item summary US (FL) 01 JAN
• Order: James Domer Brenner, et al., v. Rick Scott, et al. No. 4:14-cv107-RH/CAS PDF 25.80kb, 01 JAN 15

February 2015

StarThis Scientific Breakthrough Could Ruin Conservatives' Final Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage News item summary UK, IL 27 FEB

StarSoutheast Alaska Tribal Organization OKs Gay Marriage News item summary US (AK) 26 FEB

StarLabor Dept. updates Family and Medical Leave Act to include same-sex spouses News item summary US (DC) 25 FEB

StarSwiss legislative panel backs gay marriage News item summary CH 14 FEB

StarEnda Kenny expects same-sex marriage referendum to be on 22 May News item summary IE 20 FEB

StarFinland president signs gay marriage law - couples will have to wait to get married until 2017 News item summary FI 20 FEB

StarTexas ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, judge rules News item summary US (TX) 17 FEB
• Order: Estate of Stella Marie Powell No. C-1-PB-14-001695 PDF 82.60kb, 17 FEB 15

StarIdaho’s first six same-sex marriage licenses ruled invalid News item summary US (ID) 12 FEB15

StarFederal judge orders Alabama official to allow gay marriage News item summary US (AL) 12 FEB
• Order: James N Strawser, et al., v. Luther Strange No. 14-0424-CG-C PDF 94.69kb, 12 FEB 15

StarTokyo's Shibuya Ward to Issue Same-Sex Partner Certificates News item summary JP 12 FEB

StarItaly rejects gay marriage News item summary IT 11 FEB
• Judgment (in Italian): Personality Rights No. 2400 PDF 582.62kb, 09 FEB 15

StarMissouri Supreme Court sends same-sex divorce case back to lower court News item summary US (MO) 11 FEB
• Opinion: In Re the Marriage of MS v. DS No. SC94101 PDF 29.81kb 10 FEB 15

StarCommittee recommends Nepal legalize same-sex marriage News item summary NP 10 FEB

StarNinth Circuit puts hold on Montana appeal of same-sex marriage ruling News item summary US (MT) 10 FEB

StarSupreme Court won't stop same-sex couples from marrying in Alabama News item summary US (AL) 09 FEB
• Order: Luther Strange v. Cari D Searcey, et al. No. 14A840 PDF 57.53kb, 09 FEB 15

StarSlovak turnout too slim to strengthen ban on gay marriage News item summary SK 08 FEB

StarDid Nebraska just accidentally recognize same-sex marriage? News item summary US (NE) 05 FEB

StarMichigan agrees to recognize 300 same-sex marriages carried out during brief window last year News item summary US (MI) 04 FEB

StarSame-sex couples poised to marry in Alabama after stay denied News item summary US (AL) 03 FEB
• Order: Cari D Searcy, Kimberly McKeand v. Attorney General, State of Alabama, James N Strawer, John E Humphrey v. Attorney General, State of Alabama Nos. 15019285-C, 15-10313-A PDF 55.72kb, 03 FEB 15

March 2015

StarIn Japan first, Tokyo district recognizes same-sex partnerships News item summary JP 31 MAR

StarSlovenia: parliament denies plea for referendum on same-sex unions News item summary SI 30 MAR

StarState of Wisconsin to pay more than $1 million to ACLU in attorneys’ fees for same-sex marriage ban case News item summary US (WI) 29 MAR
• Stipulation and Agreement: Virginia Wolf, et al., v. Scott Walker, et al. No. 14-CV-64 PDF 85.65kb, 27 MAR 15

StarSouth African gay father wins right to maternity pay News item summary ZA 28 MAR
• Judgment: MIA v. State Information Technology Agency (Pty) Ltd (D 312/2012) [2015] ZALCD 20 PDF 351.50kb 26 MAR 15

StarCourt blocks implementation of FMLA rule for same-sex couples News item summary US (TX) 26 MAR
• Memorandum Opinion and Order: State of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Nebraska v. United States of America, et al. No. 7:15-cv--0056-O PDF 179.41kb, 26 MAR 15

StarGovernor signs bill letting clerks opt out of same-sex marriages on religious grounds News item summary US (IT) 20 MAR
• FAQ: SB 297 | Utah's New Law on the Solemnization of Marriages 18 MAR 15

StarPuerto Rico ends defense of same-sex marriage ban News item summary PR 20 MAR
• Brief for Defendant-Appellees: Ada Mercedes Conde Vidal, et al. v. Dr Ana Rius Armendáriz, et al. No. 14-2184 PDF 412.18kb, 20 MAR 15

StarSupreme Court Judge Calls Same-Sex Union Groundless News item summary GR 17 MAR

StarEuropean Parliament Declares Gay Marriage and Abortion 'Human Rights' News item summary FR 12 MAR

StarAlabama judge grants divorce to same-sex couple News item summary US (AL) 13 MAR

StarSupreme Court Sets a Date for Marriage Cases News item summary US (DC) 06 MAR

StarNebraska same-sex marriages put on hold, oral arguments set in Eighth Circuit News item summary US (NE) 05 MAR
• Order: Susan Waters, et al v. Pete Rickets No. 15-1452 PDF 87.85kb, 05 MAR 15

StarSlovenia allows same-sex couples to marry, adopt children News item summary SI 04 MAR

StarAlabama Supreme Court orders probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples News item summary US (AL) 03 MAR
• Order: Alabama Policy Institute v. King No. 1140460 PDF 468.73kb, 03 MAR 15

StarNebraska same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional News item summary US (NE) 02 MAR
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