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Breaking Unanimous String of Victories, Federal Judge Rules Against Marriage Equality in Louisiana

Breaking Unanimous String of Victories, Federal Judge Rules Against Marriage Equality in Louisiana

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Parting company from every federal district court judge since last summer’s Supreme Court ruling in the Defense of Marriage Act case, US District Judge Martin L. C. Feldman, rejected a challenge to Louisiana’s state constitutional and statutory ban on same-sex marriage. Appointed to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan […]

In Recognition Case, US Judge Strikes Down Kentucky Ban

In Recognition Case, US Judge Strikes Down Kentucky Ban

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | One of the first federal court decisions to apply last June’s Supreme Court DOMA ruling came quickly the following month, when US District Judge Timothy S. Black ordered Ohio to recognize a Maryland same-sex marriage in approving data on a death certificate. That order was followed up by a detailed opinion […]

Pentagon: Guard Units in Every State Now On Board with Same-Sex Benefits

Pentagon: Guard Units in Every State Now On Board with Same-Sex Benefits

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a December 13 written statement, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that every state is now complying with his order that National Guard units provide Department of Defense identification cards to all military spouses regardless of their sexual orientation. In August, the Pentagon –– responding to the June Supreme Court ruling […]