US Supreme Court refuses to block SC same-sex marriages

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 20 refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina but Attorney General Alan Wilson said the issue is still not settled.

The court denied Wilson’s request to prevent the marriages while he appeals last week’s decision by a federal judge tossing out the state constitutional ban on gay marriage.

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Judge asked to lift stay on Monroe County marriages

By : Jamie Hyman
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UPDATE! Florida attorney general has filed a response to the request to lift the stay on Monroe County marriages.

“The United States Supreme Court has issued orders staying lower court decisions regarding same-sex marriage lawsuits. So have several federal courts of appeals. And
many trial courts have stayed their orders on their own. They have all acted to maintain the status quo while the issues presented are resolved. This Court should likewise maintain the status quo and leave the automatic stay in place until further appellate proceedings are concluded,” the response reads, after stating that “This Court should deny the motion.”

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Lake County School District GSA lawsuit will move forward

By : Jamie Hyman
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Leesburg – Looks like the proposed Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at Carver Middle School will get its day in court.

Federal District Judge William Terrell Hodges is allowing a lawsuit fighting for the GSA to move forward. Hodges issued an order March 6 denying the Lake County School District’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

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