Gay marriage

This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2015 photo made available by the Carter County Detention Center shows Kim Davis.  (Carter County Detention Center via AP)

Kentucky clerk appeals her jailing over gay marriage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Attorneys for the Kentucky clerk who was jailed last…

 

Rowan County deputy clerk Brian Mason, left, hands James Yates, and his partner William Smith Jr., their marriage license at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky., Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

Gay rights advocates: Jailed Kentucky clerk is no martyr

MOREHEAD, Ky. — As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday,…

 

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Invoking "God's authority," a county clerk denied marriage licenses…

 

David Ermold, right, attempts to hand Rowan County clerks Nathan Davis, left, and Roberta Earley, second from left, a copy of the ruling from U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning, instructing the county to start issuing marriage licenses, in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.  (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

Clerk’s office defies order; no same-sex marriage licenses

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A clerk's office turned away gay couples who sought…

David Ermold, right, attempts to hand Rowan County clerks Nathan Davis, left, and Roberta Earley, second from left, a copy of the ruling from U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning, instructing the county to start issuing marriage licenses, in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.  (Timothy D. Easley/AP)
In this Jan. 10, 2015 photo, American Samoa Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale poses for a photo during an event honoring teachers in Pago Pago, American Samoa. (Fili Sagapolutele/AP Photo).

American Samoa questions gay marriage validity in territory

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — American Samoa is the only U.S. territory…

In this Jan. 10, 2015 photo, American Samoa Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale poses for a photo during an event honoring teachers in Pago Pago, American Samoa. (Fili Sagapolutele/AP Photo).
Folks rejoice at the foot of a massive rainbow flag hung from the balcony of San Francisco's City Hall Friday, June 26, 2015 in celebration of the Supreme Court’s historic decision on Obergefell v. Hodges today ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Damn it feels good to be a San Franciscan

The West Coast woke up to something monumental on Friday. The Supreme…

Folks rejoice at the foot of a massive rainbow flag hung from the balcony of San Francisco's City Hall Friday, June 26, 2015 in celebration of the Supreme Court’s historic decision on Obergefell v. Hodges today ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Bishop Gene Robinson , now retired, said he is breathless about how quickly the gay rights movement has progressed since he was getting daily death threats and forced to wear a bulletproof vest to his consecration 12 years ago.  (AP Photo/Coke Whitworth, File)

Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

SALT LAKE CITY — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings…

Bishop Gene Robinson , now retired, said he is breathless about how quickly the gay rights movement has progressed since he was getting daily death threats and forced to wear a bulletproof vest to his consecration 12 years ago.  (AP Photo/Coke Whitworth, File)
Around 100,000 people gathered to celebrate the 45th annual Pride Parade in San Francisco. Sunday June 28, 2015. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner/

A historic Pride Parade: Gay marriage win gives LGBT community in SF something to celebrate

Energized by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage, a rainbow…

Around 100,000 people gathered to celebrate the 45th annual Pride Parade in San Francisco. Sunday June 28, 2015. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner/
Folks rejoice at the foot of a massive rainbow flag hung from the balcony of San Francisco's City Hall Friday, June 26, 2015 in celebration of the Supreme Court’s historic decision on Obergefell v. Hodges today ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Pride Photo Gallery: Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage legal

Folks rejoice at the foot of a massive rainbow flag hung from…

Folks rejoice at the foot of a massive rainbow flag hung from the balcony of San Francisco's City Hall Friday, June 26, 2015 in celebration of the Supreme Court’s historic decision on Obergefell v. Hodges today ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
John Becker, 30, of Silver Spring, Md., waves a rainbow flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday June 25, 2015. The same-sex marriage ruling is among the remaining to be released before the term ends at the end of June. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP photo)

SF awaits Supreme Court decision on gay marriage

It's deja vu for LGBT San Franciscans, and their allies. Once again,…

John Becker, 30, of Silver Spring, Md., waves a rainbow flag in support of gay marriage outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday June 25, 2015. The same-sex marriage ruling is among the remaining to be released before the term ends at the end of June. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP photo)
AP Photo/Danny JohnstonSame-sex couple Dianna Christy

Judge: Arkansas must recognize in-state same-sex marriages

A judge ordered Arkansas officials on Tuesday to recognize more than 500…

AP Photo/Danny JohnstonSame-sex couple Dianna Christy
Same-sex couple Dianna Christy, left, and Markett Humphries leave a courtroom at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., after a hearing Monday, June 8, 2015. A judge said he will rule this week on whether Arkansas should recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year. AP Photo/Danny Johnston

Judge: Arkansas must recognize in-state same-sex marriages

A judge ordered Arkansas officials on Tuesday to recognize more than 500…

Same-sex couple Dianna Christy, left, and Markett Humphries leave a courtroom at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., after a hearing Monday, June 8, 2015. A judge said he will rule this week on whether Arkansas should recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year. AP Photo/Danny Johnston
AP Photo/Cliff OwenShelly Bailes

Festival-like atmosphere outside Supreme Court

The Supreme Court looked like a festival Tuesday, with costumes, colorful flags,…

AP Photo/Cliff OwenShelly Bailes
Courtesy Suzanne LucasWhen Joel Engardio

Is gay marriage won if mom won’t attend?

Republican candidates for president were recently asked if they would attend a…

Courtesy Suzanne LucasWhen Joel Engardio
Patrick Semansky/AP File PhotoIn this Nov. 12

Archbishop to skip national rally opposing gay marriage

San Francisco's Roman Catholic archbishop, who is at the center of growing…

Patrick Semansky/AP File PhotoIn this Nov. 12

Federal judge strikes down SC gay marriage ban

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A federal judge struck down South Carolina's ban on…

AP Photo/Mark ThiessenCateflyn Schnell

Alaska gay couples apply for marriage licenses

Several gay couples lined up early on Monday in Anchorage to apply…

AP Photo/Mark ThiessenCateflyn Schnell
AP Photo/Michael ConroyJake Miller

Appeals court: States can't ban gay marriage

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that states must allow gay couples…

AP Photo/Michael ConroyJake Miller
Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerActivists led a protest denouncing the March for Marriage

Fracas grows over SF archbishop’s plans to speak at traditional marriage march

A petition with 30,000 signatures was slipped through a crack in the…

Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerActivists led a protest denouncing the March for Marriage
AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIUSan Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone poses for photos at his office in San Francisco

SF archbishop dismisses appeals to skip marriage rally

The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco said Monday that it's his…

AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIUSan Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone poses for photos at his office in San Francisco