Hawaii issued 40 licenses for same-sex marriages Monday as gay marriages began in the state with six couples at a Waikiki resort exchanging vows side-by-side in front of a few hundred guests.
CINCINNATI - A new plaintiff has joined a fight to have gay marriages recognized in Ohio despite a statewide ban.
David Brian Michener of Cincinnati is asking a federal judge to order that his recently deceased husband be listed on his death certificate as married, with Michener listed as his spouse.
The Tuesday court document seeking that order, obtained by The Associated Press, says that Michener and William Herbert Ives got married in Delaware on July 22 and have three adopted children, and that Ives died unexpectedly of natural causes a week ago.
Michener wants the order before Ives' scheduled Wednesday cremation.
Michener is joining a July lawsuit against Ohio authorities by another gay Cincinnati couple who married in Delaware and want their marriage recognized in their home state.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon.
A funeral home director and the attorney for John Arthur confirm that he died early Tuesday at home. He had suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease.
A new plaintiff has joined a fight to have gay marriages recognized in Ohio despite a statewide ban.
The government on Thursday said that all legally married gay couples will be able to file joint federal tax returns even if they reside in states that do not recognize same-sex marriages.
An amusement park in Ohio is canceling a wedding contest after a gay couple organized a protest against the promotion.
A federal judge on Tuesday extended a temporary restraining order preventing state authorities from enforcing their ban on gay marriage against two men who got married in another state as one of them nears death.