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"No union is more profound than marriage," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion.
It’s been one week since Arizona started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and Pima County has seen an overall uptick in applications.
State Attorney General Tom Horne decides not to fight ruling.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne told court clerks to permit licenses immediately.
Attorney General Tom Horne says a full appellate review is needed.
A federal judge is considering challenges to state's ban on gay marriage.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down similar bans in Idaho and Nevada.
Challengers to the gay marriage bans have until 5 p.m. Thursday to file a response.
LAS VEGAS — Same-sex couples who lined up to get married in Idaho and made plans to obtain wedding licenses in Las Vegas had their hopes dashed Wednesday after a U.S. Supreme Court justice temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada.
Ruling by 9th Circuit sets tone for states in the region. Appeal possible.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the bans violated equal protection rights.
Monday's decision has no immediate impact, but federal courts here could act.
PHOENIX — Unwilling to wait for a 2016 vote, advocates for same-sex marriage asked a federal judge Thursday to rule the state’s ban is illegal.
PHOENIX — An attorney for the state wants a judge to throw out a bid by several gay couples, including one in Tucson, to allow them to marry.
PHOENIX — Facing a splintered gay-rights community, supporters of legalizing same-sex weddings in Arizona have pulled the plug on putting the issue to voters next year.
SAN FRANCISCO — Less than 24 hours after California started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, lawyers for the sponsors of the state’s gay-marriage ban filed an emergency motion Saturday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the weddings being performed in San Francisco.
WASHINGTON — In a major victory 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.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will take up California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.