WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court turned to same-sex marriage Friday in a big way, by agreeing to review a California ballot measure that banned it and a federal law that blocks benefits for married same-sex couples.

  • Florist who denied same-sex couple broke law, says WA Supreme Court
    "narrow" rule that would let only "businesses, such as newspapers, publicists, speechwriters, photographers, and other artists, that create expression" discriminate against same-sex couples. Both the state and the couple sued, accusing her of violating a ...
    02/22/2017 - 5:59 am | View Link
  • Mommy and me! Ivanka Trump takes daughter Arabella to a Supreme Court hearing to 'teach her about the judicial system' (while Grandpa Donald keeps disparaging judges)
    At the center of that case is the issue of 'whether the Federal Arbitration Act pre-empts a state-law contract rule that singles out arbitration ... he cast the deciding vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. He wrote the majority opinion in ...
    02/22/2017 - 5:02 am | View Link
  • Appeal court to rule on civil partnerships for heterosexual couples
    While same-sex couples can choose either to marry or become civil partners, the law does not provide heterosexual couples with the same choice; they have to make do with traditional marriages. The challenge has been brought by Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles ...
    02/20/2017 - 8:56 pm | View Link
  • Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Florist Who Refused Service To Same-Sex Wedding
    The same-sex couple were not refused service because they were gay ... my guess is that the Court would be far more likely to rule against the florist than rule in her favor. While we don’t know how a future Justice Gorsuch might rule in this case ...
    02/19/2017 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • WA Supreme Court: By refusing same-sex wedding, florist violated anti-discrimination law
    But when Ingersoll asked whether she would design the flowers for his wedding ceremony, Stutzman, a devout Southern Baptist, refused on the grounds that her involvement in a same-sex wedding ceremony ... latest of several to rule in favor of the customers ...
    02/18/2017 - 12:11 pm | View Link
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  • Family and Medical Leave Act
    wage and hour division (whd) (february 2015) fact sheet: final rule to amend the definition of spouse in the family and medical leave act regulations
    02/14/2017 - 5:52 pm | View Website
  • An Overview of Court Process
    APPEALS ADDED IN THE NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT LISTED NEWEST TO OLDEST . The following statements of issues on appeal are prepared by the Office of the Clerk for the ...
    02/14/2017 - 4:52 am | View Website
    4 . v. HODGES OBERGEFELL Syllabus . Finally, this Court’s cases and the Nation’s traditions make clear that marriage is a keystone of the Nation’s social order.
    02/13/2017 - 12:17 pm | View Website
  • Court to bishops: Rule on ‘proper’ questions of law | The ...
    Bishops must answer all questions of law that are properly before them, The United Methodist Church’s top court said in two cases stemming from the ordination of ...
    10/30/2016 - 8:06 am | View Website
  • Supreme Court to Rule in Transgender Access Case
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday entered the national debate over transgender rights, announcing that it would decide whether a transgender boy ...
    10/29/2016 - 10:16 am | View Website
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