Same-sex marriage

Surrounded by family and media, Shannon Wampler-Collins, center left, and her partner Carmen Wampler-Collins leave the Rowan County Clerks Office after receiving their marriage license at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky., on Monday. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kentucky clerk returns to work after 5-day stint in jail

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first…

 

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis cries out after being released from the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage is released from jail

GRAYSON, Ky. — The Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue…

 

William Smith Jr., right, and his partner James Yates, second right, speak with an unnamed clerk in an attempt to obtain a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to…

 

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).
In this June 26, 2015 photo, supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.   (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo)

US provides marriage benefits to gay couples in all states

WASHINGTON — Same-sex married couples can now receive Social Security and veterans…

In this June 26, 2015 photo, supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.   (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo)
Reverend and Doctor, David Gushee, spoke inside the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco for the Love and Justice service on Thursday, July 2, 2015. The service was a celebration of marriage equality. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Minister gives sermon at SF’s Grace Cathedral supporting LGBT community

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision granting same-sex couples the constitutional right…

Reverend and Doctor, David Gushee, spoke inside the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco for the Love and Justice service on Thursday, July 2, 2015. The service was a celebration of marriage equality. (Michael Ares/Special to the 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)
Protesters waive a rainbow flag on the front lawn of the Rowan County Judicial Center, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Morehead, Ky.  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at…

Protesters waive a rainbow flag on the front lawn of the Rowan County Judicial Center, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Morehead, Ky.  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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/
Joel Engardio and Lionel Hsu were married in San Francisco on Feb. 21, 2015. Supervisors Scott Wiener and Katy Tang officiated. (Courtesy Suzanne Lucas)

A perfect union of lessons learned

When I saw the Supreme Court’s close-as-it-gets 5 to 4 vote granting…

Joel Engardio and Lionel Hsu were married in San Francisco on Feb. 21, 2015. Supervisors Scott Wiener and Katy Tang officiated. (Courtesy Suzanne Lucas)
People rejoice at the foot of a massive rainbow flag hung from the balcony of San Francisco City Hall on Friday to celebrate the Supreme Court's historic ruling that the 14th Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco bounds with joy as same-sex marriage decision and Pride collide

More than 1 million people are anticipated to swell into San Francisco…

People rejoice at the foot of a massive rainbow flag hung from the balcony of San Francisco City Hall on Friday to celebrate the Supreme Court's historic ruling that the 14th Amendment guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Nevi Kotzevi, center left, and Maggie Best-Miller, center right, hold bouquets as they are married  by Mayor John Cranley before a throng of supporters and journalists at Fountain Square, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Cincinnati, after the Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.  (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

Some gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed

CINCINNATI — With the mayor of Dayton declaring "you are now husband…

Nevi Kotzevi, center left, and Maggie Best-Miller, center right, hold bouquets as they are married  by Mayor John Cranley before a throng of supporters and journalists at Fountain Square, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Cincinnati, after the Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.  (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

Tweets in SF celebrating same-sex marriage ruling

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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
J. Scott Applewhite/AP File PhotoThe Supreme Court said Friday they will review an appellate ruling that upheld bans on same-sex unions in four states.

Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced…

J. Scott Applewhite/AP File PhotoThe Supreme Court said Friday they will review an appellate ruling that upheld bans on same-sex unions in four states.

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