Tag: Marriage Equality

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis officially files for re-election

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Kim Davis, who became famous for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses after marriage equality was legalized, has officially filed for re-election. The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Davis had filed for re-election last week. She had said in November that she would run again. From the Courier-Journal: Davis caused an international uproar…

Supreme Court lets Texas anti-marriage equality ruling stand

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a Texas ruling that marriage equality did not mean same-sex couples could receive spousal benefits. The Austin American-Statesmen reported that the city of Houston had asked the court to overturn last June’s Texas Supreme Court decision, which determined that all marriage-related matters were not decided when…

Texas: No inherent right to gay marriage benefits

AUSTIN — The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that there is no inherent right for government benefits for those in same-sex marriages, the Austin Statesman reported. From the Statesman: The case arose out of then-Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s 2013 decision to grant benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees who had married in other…

One Iowa celebrates eight years of marriage equality

DES MOINES — Eight years ago today on April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously decided to uphold Iowa’s legacy of equality and make Iowa the third state in the nation to establish marriage equality (Varnum v. Brien). Six brave plaintiff couples and families raised their voices, shared their stories, and stood up to…