Marriage equality officially arrives in the South as same-sex couples begin marrying in Arkansas following a state court ruling that struck down the existing constitutional and statutory ban on same-sex marriage.
In appealing a February ruling that struck down Kentucky's ban on marriage equality, lawyers for the state claim that allowing same-sex couples to marry would cripple the state's economy, since those couples can't procreate.
A former mayor of Carrboro is ready to stand on the right side of history if he's elected to serve as the Register of Deeds in Orange County, North Carolina.
The state immediately asked for a stay of the order, which would allow the marriage of two women — one of whom is terminally ill — to stay in force while a challenge to Indiana's same-sex marriage ban makes its way through the courts.
While the gutting of DOMA last year made equal access to Social Security benefits possible for married same-sex couples in states with marriage equality, it didn't change the situation for all gay and lesbian spouses in the U.S.