U.S. Supreme Court

5:28pm

Mon October 6, 2014
Same-sex Marriage

Larimer County Issues First Ever Same-Sex Marriage License

Denise Ruybal with Larimer County helps Wendy Wood (left) and Barb Hooper (right) as they complete their marriage license.
Grace Hood KUNC

Amid cheers and hugs in the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder's Office, Barb Hooper and Wendy Wood received the first same-sex marriage license in the county's history.

It was such a simple piece of paperwork, and yet Hooper said it was emotional.

"My heart was racing and I wasn't totally attuned to the directions," she said, laughing.

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10:45am

Mon October 6, 2014
Same-Sex Marriage

With SCOTUS Ruling, Colorado Will See Same-Sex Marriage

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Colorado is one of several states where same-sex marriage will soon begin, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to not hear appeals from five states seeking to continue prohibiting them.

The court rejected appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, which immediately ends delays on same-sex marriage in those states.

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12:01pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Same-Sex Marriage

Boulder County Clerk Cleared To Continue Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Supporters at the U.S. Supreme Court in June, 2013. The court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to gay couples who are legally married in their states, including Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights and family leave.
Credit Photo Phiend / Flickr-Creative Commons

5:05pm

Wed July 9, 2014

8:30am

Mon June 30, 2014
Supreme Court

Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 11:54 am

Customers enter a Hobby Lobby store in Antioch, Calif., this past spring. The Supreme Court is ruling on the crafts store chain's resistance to portions of the Affordable Care Act. The store's owners cite their religious freedom.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned and other closely held companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections.

The owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of arts and crafts stores and those of another closely held company, Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., had objected on the grounds of religious freedom.

The ruling affirms a Hobby Lobby victory in a lower court and gives new standing to similar claims by other companies.

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