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Topic: Marriage Refusals

Federal Judge Rules Clerks Cannot Cite Religion to Recuse From Issuing Marriage Licenses The New Civil Rights Movement  •  June 27, 2016 A federal judge has judge clerks in Mississippi cannot cite their religious beliefs as valid reasons to recuse themselves from granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The case was argued by Roberta Kaplan, who won the historic Supreme Court DOMA case. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeve rule
Pre-Filed Legislation in Alaska Seeks to Undermine Marriage Equality Alaska Commons  •  January 8, 2016 With the legislature set to reconvene for the second session of the 29th Legislature on January 20, the state finds itself in quite the hole. Oil drives state government. As in all of it. With Alaska Crude falling under $40 per barrel, Governor Bill Walker (I-Alaska) told an Anchorage town hall au
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says probate judges have duty to enforce same-sex marriage ban AL.com  •  January 6, 2016 Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order today saying that a ruling issued last March by the Alabama Supreme Court remains in effect and that probate judges “have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary” to Alabama’s law and constitutional amendment banning s
Virginia governor promises to veto proposed religious freedom bills targeting same-sex marriages GayRVA  •  December 18, 2015 In an email sent to GayRVA, a spokesperson for Governor Terry McAuliffe (top image left) said he would veto two new bills aiming to expand religious freedoms in Virginia. “Governor McAuliffe believes legislation like this would send the wrong message to people around the globe about the climate V