Anthony Sullivan spent more than 40 years with his husband, Richard Adams, before Adams died in 2012. Now Sullivan, an Australian national, is asking U.S. immigration services to recognize the couple's marriage and recognize him as the surviving spouse of a U.S. citizen.
A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver heard oral arguments today in the challenge to Oklahoma's constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage.
On the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that overturned the discriminatory Prop.
The suit from a Milwaukee couple says the issue is of such importance that the state Supreme Court should have original jurisdiction.
Charles Cooper, the lawyer who unsuccessfully argued that California's same-sex marriage ban was constitutional, now supports marriage equality and is helping plan his stepdaughter's wedding to another woman.
Federal judge Timothy Black granted a stay on his ruling striking down Ohio's marriage recognition ban, but ordered the state to issue birth certificates listing both married same-sex parents to the four plaintiff couples.
With little debate, the state party adopted a platform without language opposing same-sex marriage.