South Carolina: 4 bills seek to dodge gay marriage

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Republican lawmakers who oppose gay marriage have filed four bills that would impose costly fines or significant hurdles to gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry in the Palmetto State. Same-sex marriages began in South …

Judge strikes down South Dakota gay marriage ban

A federal judge ruled Monday that South Dakota's voter-passed ban on same-sex marriage violated the U.S. Constitution, setting up a showdown in one of the few courts of appeals that has yet to rule on the constitutionality of marriage bans. U.S