Section Newsletter Articles on Marriage Equality
Effect of same-sex marriage on family law
Women and the Law
, June 2016
By looking at how state courts and the Illinois General Assembly addressed the issue of same-sex parents, state legislatures can examine the ways to adapt family laws.
Can Alabama roll with the rainbow tide?
, May 2015
In response to the Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore tendered a written order to the state’s probate judges instructing them to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
In support of same-sex marriage or marriage equality
, May 2015
Today's the day when the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument stemming from a Sixth Circuit decision upholding bans on same-sex marriage and marriage recognition in four consolidated cases.
Utah takes center stage in the marriage equality debate
, January 2014
The ruling in Kitchen v. Herbert was the first decision to strike down a state marriage ban after the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion on same-sex marriage this past summer in United States v. Windsor.
IRS rules all legal same-sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes
, October 2013
After weeks of speculation as to how the Internal Revenue Service would treat same-sex marriages, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS released a joint ruling which held same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize same-sex marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes.
Obama supports same-sex marriage in May 9th interview
Diversity Leadership Council
, June 2012
On May 9, 2012, ABC News’ Robin Roberts interviewed President Obama and during that interview he stated for the first time that he now supports same-sex marriage. Below is a small portion of that history-making interview and his thoughts on equal rights and related legal issues.
, February 2011
While the new, soon-to-be-signed-into-law Illinois Religious Freedom and Civil Union Act greatly enhances the rights of certain individuals involved in partnerships outside of the traditional state approved marriage, it doesn’t completely level the playing field between married parties and those involved in a civil union.