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PHOTO: Nevada attorneys who practice consumer law are brushing up this week on ever-changing state and federal laws in order to better represent their clients. Photo courtesy U.S. Justice Dept.

RENO, Nev. - Hundreds of Nevada attorneys who practice law mostly on consumer issues are training this week to learn how to better represent their clients. Herb Santos, president-elect with the Nevada Justice Association, says his organization's members are learning about the latest changes in state ...Read More

PHOTO: Marriage is now a reality for same-sex couples in Indiana after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up cases seeking to defend the ban on same-sex marriage in the state. Photo credit: Emily Roesly/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - After years of work and many court battles, same-sex couples in Indiana are finally free to tie the knot. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review rulings in Indiana and four others states where federal courts struck down bans against gay marriage. Kyle Megrath, coordinat ...Read More

PHOTO: Same-sex marriages are now legal in Wisconsin, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals from Wisconsin and four other states regarding the matter. Some Wisconsin county clerks began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately following the decision. Photo courtesy of Michael Sears, One Wisconsin Now.

MADISON, Wis. - Same-sex marriage is now legal in Wisconsin, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear an appeal from Wisconsin and four other states on the issue. County clerks in several Wisconsin counties began issuing same-sex marriage licenses immediately after the decision was an ...Read More

Photo: Attorney Annika Brock and her partner Elaine Potter of Asheville were married last year in Vermont, but say they are looking forward to having their marriage recognized by their home state. Photo courtesy: Annika Brock.

RALEIGH, N.C. - With the U.S. Supreme Court opting not to review appeals court rulings in seven states regarding same-sex marriage bans, groups like the ACLU and Equality N.C. say legally recognized same-sex marriages could happen in North Carolina in a matter of days. The U.S. Supreme Court decisi ...Read More

Photo: The GLBT Community Center of Colorado is among dozens of organizations across the U.S. supporting same-sex couples as they pursue their right to marry. Photo courtesy: GLBT Community Center of Colorado.

DENVER - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to take no action on appeals court rulings in seven states on same-sex marriage is spurring action among Colorado's county clerks, as they prepare to issue licenses to same-sex couples. Mindy Barton, legal director for the GLBT Community Center of Colorado ...Read More

PHOTO: Almost half of Utahns support same-sex marriage being legalized in the state, according a new survey. Photo courtesy of Freedom To Marry.

SALT LAKE CITY - Forty-nine percent of people in Utah support same-sex marriage being legalized in the state, according to a new poll. Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, said the bipartisan poll also found that 67 percent of Utahns want the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the issue of same- ...Read More

PHOTO: Same-sex couples and LBGT-rights advocates across the state will be watching and waiting this week as a Jackson County Circuit Court judge is set to decide whether Missouri will recognize same-sex couples married out of state. Photo courtesy of PROMO.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's been 10 years since Missouri voters passed Amendment 2, making same-sex marriage illegal in the state, but many advocates feel the tide of both public-and-legal opinion is turning, and have their sights set on the courts this week. Katie Stuckenschneider, communications or ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Three same-sex cases from Indiana will be heard before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Government.

INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters and opponents of marriage equality in Indiana are headed to Chicago to plead their cases. The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Indiana's appeal of a June ruling that struck down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban. Kyle Megrath, marria ...Read More

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