Couples file appeal over North Carolina same-sex marriage law

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Three couples want an appeals court to revive their challenge to a North Carolina law allowing magistrates with religious objections to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.

The appeal filed Nov. 21 with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond says a lower court erred by dismissing the challenge in September.

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Judge awards KY attorneys $1 million for Supreme Court win

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Louisville, Ky. (AP) – A federal judge awarded a team of Kentucky attorneys more than $1 million for their role in the landmark United States Supreme Court case that struck down bans on same-sex marriage.

The state will have to pick up the $1.1 million tab.

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8.13.15 Editor’s Desk

By : Billy Manes
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Here comes that sinking feeling. Surely you remember the itch of the blanket that turned your Sunday night fears into an anxiety burrito – the tossing, the turning, the worrying about your external outfit and your internal self-worth. Would there be pimples, would there be cameltoe, would there be fat rolls, would there be sweat-stain-inducing derision as you walked down the corridors of first-day-of-school judgment? Or, worse, would nobody even notice you? Would you be completely invisible?

This week, we take the whole “back to school” theme – one typically associated with backpacks and new jeans and Trapper Keepers – and turn it on its head a bit. That sales-tax holiday isn’t going to save everyone, after all. Some people exist in the margins that don’t involve finance, devils dancing and performing inside of their own heads while walking face down through a life that doesn’t accept them. It gets better? Maybe, but current teen suicide rates don’t exactly indicate that, nor do some of the messages being perniciously broadcast by conservative politicians beneath the afterglow of recent LGBT victories in the courts.

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Gay Ohio couple wins extension recognizing marriage as one nears death

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Cincinnati (AP) – A federal judge has extended a temporary restraining order preventing Ohio authorities from enforcing their ban on gay marriage against two men who married in another state as one of them nears death.

Judge Timothy Black’s order was set to expire in a week. The extension will, through December 31, John Arthur and James Obergefell’s marriage as their lawsuit against state and local authorities proceeds.

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San Diego clerk requests halt to gay marriages

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San Francisco (AP) – The San Diego County clerk has asked the state Supreme Court to stop gay marriages.

Ernest Dronenburg Jr. urged the state high court to immediately halt same-sex weddings while it considers his legal arguments that gay marriages remain illegal in California despite a U.S. Supreme Court’s decision widely regarded as authorizing gay weddings.

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