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  • Only 40 gay couples apply to be married in SD in first month 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 5:19 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Forty gay couples in South Dakota applied to be married during the first month following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized such unions across the country, according to data provided by the state Department of Health.

  • Suit says inmates can't marry, prison says they've had 6 wed 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:56 pm

    LUZERNE, Pennsylvania - A state prison where the American Civil Liberties Union and another advocacy group said inmates have been illegally denied marriage licenses has had six inmates get married since September, the prison's spokeswoman said.

  • Randolph County to issue same-sex marriage licenses 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 1:55 pm

    POCAHONTAS, Arkansas - The Randolph County clerk says she'll issue same-sex marriage licenses after saying before that she was unsure if she would due to conflicts with her religion.

  • 2 more Alabama counties to issue wedding licenses 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 7:37 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - At least nine Alabama counties are refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couples, gay or heterosexual, nearly a month after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, according to a survey by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

  • 9 Alabama counties still not issuing gay marriage licenses 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 5:08 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - At least nine Alabama counties are refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couples, gay or heterosexual, nearly a month after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

  • Getting married in Las Vegas just got more expensive 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 8:54 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Getting hitched in Las Vegas? Be prepared to say "I do" to paying more for a marriage license.

  • Kansas seeks dismissal of ACLU lawsuit on gay marriage 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 2:14 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - The state is facing a Tuesday deadline to respond to a civil rights group's demand that Kansas' gay marriage ban be ruled unconstitutional - and not simply dismissed as moot - in light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month that legalized same-sex unions nationwide.

  • Court hears dismissal arguments in Idaho wedding chapel case 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 6:55 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A Christian advocacy group is arguing that a federal judge should not dismiss their lawsuit against a northern Idaho city, challenging that the city's anti-discrimination ordinance violates the wedding chapel owners' religious rights.

  • Clerk prayed over decision to stop issuing marriage licenses 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 3:37 pm

    COVINGTON, Kentucky - A local elected official in a small Kentucky county testified Monday she could not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because signing the document would signal her approval of a union that violates her religious beliefs.

  • Influx of same-sex marriages boon for wedding businesses 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 1:23 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas businesses expect to cash in as the legalization of same-sex marriages leads to an influx of couples planning weddings.

  • Trapper Creek man dies when plane strikes tree 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 1:11 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A Trapper Creek man died Sunday evening when his plane struck a tree while flying over his daughter's wedding reception, according to Alaska State Troopers.

  • AP Poll: Sharp divisions after high court backs gay marriage story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 10:56 am

    NEW YORK - The Supreme Court's ruling last month legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide has left Americans sharply divided, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that suggests support for gay unions may be down slightly from earlier this year.

  • Longtime farm in Iowa headed to auction later this month 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 10:25 am

    HUDSON, Iowa - A slice of northeast Iowa's cultural history will disappear under an auctioneer's gavel when Heritage Farm goes on the block later this month.

  • Death business expands into hosting weddings, other events story has photos
    Updated: Jul-17-15 10:58 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - Danessa Molinder entered the courtyard wearing a white dress and matching veil. Her groom waited at the other end, in front of decorative doors and lattice work that blocked the view of a nearby cemetery with 73,000 graves.

  • Vegas weddings decline; officials consider more advertising 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 2:36 pm

    LAS VEGAS - At its peak, Las Vegas was home to one out of every 20 weddings in the United States. That number, however, has been dropping.

  • Police search for woman who stole Escondido bride's wallet 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 6:16 am

    ESCONDIDO, California - The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help identifying a woman who stole a bride's wallet during her wedding.

  • Ohio court: Minister changes stance on gay weddings 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 3:38 am

    TOLEDO, Ohio - A northern Ohio minister who wouldn't marry a gay couple while on duty at a county courthouse has apparently changed his stance.

  • Rand Paul doesn't know if clerks can deny gay marriages 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 4:45 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul doesn't know whether county clerks in his home state have a constitutional claim to religious liberty in defense of their refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

  • Hassan signs bill increasing domestic violence funding 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 2:53 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a new law to increase the state's marriage license fee by $5 and begin fining domestic violence offenders.

  • Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 10:07 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - In 1967, Liane Peters, an immigrant from Germany, fell in love with a quiet, handsome man she worked with at a Miami bakery. The couple went together to the Dade County courthouse and asked for a marriage license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.

  • American Samoa questions gay marriage validity in territory story has photos
    Updated: Jul-10-15 10:55 am

    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - American Samoa is the only U.S. territory to hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage.

  • Ohio judge takes over weddings after gay couple turned away 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 7:58 am

    TOLEDO, Ohio - After a municipal court judge in Toledo refused to perform a same-sex wedding this week, the presiding judge says she will now perform all marriages in her courtroom.

  • 2 judges won't marry anyone after Supreme Court decision 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 1:46 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - At least two judges in southern Missouri have opted to not marry any couples, gay or straight, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize marriages between same-sex couples, which overturned the state's 2004 voter-approved constitutional ban.

  • ACLU: Public workers can't refuse to issue marriage licenses 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 2:11 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - County officials have a duty to impartially administer the law and cannot refuse issuing licenses to same-sex couples if they have religious objections, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a letter to the state attorney general.

  • Correction: Gay Marriage-Texas story 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 12:10 pm

    DALLAS - In a story July 6 about a gay couple who received a marriage license shortly after filing a lawsuit against a Texas county clerk who had denied them one, citing her religious beliefs, The Associated Press misattributed a quote that begins, "due to personal conviction ...," that is at the end of the story. That was said by Hood County Attorney Lori Kaspar, not Hood County Clerk Katie Lang.