The limited ruling turned on what the court described as anti-religious bias on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission when it ruled against baker Jack Phillips.
In a sharply divided Supreme Court, the justice in the middle seemed conflicted Tuesday in the court's high-stakes consideration of a baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012.
A GOP state senator has filed a bill that would provide discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and bisexual people, but bows to concerns some have about transgender rights.
Freedom Indiana will advocate for the changes when they are debated during the upcoming legislative session.
A former employee of a southern Indiana county clerk says she was fired over her religious objection to processing a same-sex couple’s marriage application.
Justices turned away appeals from five states including Indiana seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage. The court’s order immediately ends delays on such marriages in those states but leaves the Constitutional question hanging.
Almost everyone is calling for the Supreme Court to step in and make a decision on gay marriage, but not getting involved is a possibility. The issue was on the agenda when the justices met in private Monday to decide new cases to hear this term.
Supporters of gay marriage celebrated in Indiana on Thursday after a federal appeals court upheld a ruling that the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. But many took a cautious approach to the ruling, noting the legal fight is far from over.
The unanimous decision from an U.S. appeals court in Chicago found the bans were unconstitutional. The states could ask for a re-hearing at the appeals court or could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Amid the rush for U.S. Supreme Court review of gay-marriage bans, Indiana and Wisconsin are set to ask a federal appeals court on Tuesday to declare their laws barring such unions constitutional.
Attorneys are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to step in on behalf of hundreds of same-sex couples who were wed before a federal appeals court stayed an order striking down Indiana’s gay marriage ban.
Attorneys on both sides of the gay marriage debate expect the issue to ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, which last year struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.