same-sex marriage http://kuow.org en Without Saying 'I Do,' Thousands Of Washington Couples Set To Get Married http://kuow.org/post/without-saying-i-do-thousands-washington-couples-set-get-married <p></p><p>There will be no wedding band, no ceremony or awkward toasts. But on June 30, up to 4,000 same-sex couples in Washington are set to be married – without ever uttering the words, "I do." Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:57:33 +0000 Liz Jones 36896 at http://kuow.org Without Saying 'I Do,' Thousands Of Washington Couples Set To Get Married Married Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal Benefits http://kuow.org/post/married-same-sex-couples-receive-more-federal-benefits <strong>This post was updated at 5:20 p.m. ET.</strong><p>The Family Medical Leave Act's benefits will be extend to married same-sex couples in all of the U.S., under a White House announced today. The change comes as the Obama administration alters federal policies to fit the Supreme Court's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/26/195857796/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act">repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act</a> last June.<p>The newly expanded benefits allow people in a same-sex marriage to take time off from work to care for their spouses. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 36744 at http://kuow.org Married Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal Benefits U.S. Supreme Court Won't Block Oregon Same-Sex Marriage http://kuow.org/post/us-supreme-court-wont-block-oregon-same-sex-marriage <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/060414CL_scotusruling_web_2.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The U.S. Supreme Court won't block same-sex marriages in Oregon. The high court Wednesday turned down a request to halt gay marriages in the state.<p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:24:06 +0000 Chris Lehman 35837 at http://kuow.org U.S. Supreme Court Won't Block Oregon Same-Sex Marriage U.S. Supreme Court Could Examine Oregon Gay Marriage Case http://kuow.org/post/us-supreme-court-could-examine-oregon-gay-marriage-case <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/053014CL_scotusgaymarriage_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The issue of whether gay marriage is legal in Oregon may not be settled after all.<p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 01:39:03 +0000 Chris Lehman 35604 at http://kuow.org U.S. Supreme Court Could Examine Oregon Gay Marriage Case Since DOMA's Defeat, State Bans On Same-Sex Marriage Topple One By One http://kuow.org/post/domas-defeat-state-bans-same-sex-marriage-topple-one-one <p>Marcie Sillman talks to University of Washington law professor Peter Nicolas about federal judges striking down state bans on same-sex marriage. Thu, 29 May 2014 22:14:01 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Cameron Drews 35442 at http://kuow.org Since DOMA's Defeat, State Bans On Same-Sex Marriage Topple One By One Judge's Ruling Clears Way For Same-Sex Weddings In Oregon http://kuow.org/post/judges-ruling-clears-way-same-sex-weddings-oregon <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/051914CL_marriagebanspot_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Same-sex couples can now marry legally in Oregon after a federal judge Monday <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/northwestnews/files/201405/McShane_Opinion.pdf">overturned the state's ban on gay marriage</a>.<p> Tue, 20 May 2014 05:07:56 +0000 Chris Lehman 34775 at http://kuow.org Judge's Ruling Clears Way For Same-Sex Weddings In Oregon How Washington Domestic Partners Will Be Affected By Marriage Equality Law http://kuow.org/post/how-washington-domestic-partners-will-be-affected-marriage-equality-law <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle attorney <a href="http://www.stellerlaw.com/denise-diskin.html">Denise Diskin</a> about the practical implications of domestic partnerships being automatically converted into marriages on June 30 this year. Thu, 08 May 2014 22:33:25 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 34096 at http://kuow.org How Washington Domestic Partners Will Be Affected By Marriage Equality Law No Quick Ruling Expected In Oregon Gay Marriage Case http://kuow.org/post/no-quick-ruling-expected-oregon-gay-marriage-case <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042314CLmarriagesuperspot_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Attorneys for four same-sex couples called Oregon's gay marriage ban a "state imposed badge of inferiority" during arguments in federal court Wednesday.<p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:11:23 +0000 Chris Lehman 33191 at http://kuow.org No Quick Ruling Expected In Oregon Gay Marriage Case Judge Won't Issue Immediate Decision In Oregon Gay Marriage Case http://kuow.org/post/judge-wont-issue-immediate-decision-oregon-gay-marriage-case <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042214CL_gaymarriage_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A federal judge in Oregon will not issue an immediate decision Wednesday in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.<p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:17 +0000 Chris Lehman 33090 at http://kuow.org Judge Won't Issue Immediate Decision In Oregon Gay Marriage Case National Group Attempts 11th-Hour Intervention In Oregon Gay Marriage Case http://kuow.org/post/national-group-attempts-11th-hour-intervention-oregon-gay-marriage-case <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/042114CL_challenge_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A national group that opposes same-sex marriage is trying to intervene in a case scheduled to go before a federal judge in Oregon this week.<p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:07:22 +0000 Chris Lehman 33005 at http://kuow.org National Group Attempts 11th-Hour Intervention In Oregon Gay Marriage Case Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Case Hits Federal Court This Week http://kuow.org/post/oregon-same-sex-marriage-case-hits-federal-court-week <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041814CL_gaypreview_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Attorneys for a group that wants to overturn Oregon's law barring same-sex marriage will make their case to a federal judge in Eugene Wednesday.<p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:11:47 +0000 Chris Lehman 32928 at http://kuow.org Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Case Hits Federal Court This Week Washington To Convert Domestic Partners To 'Married' In June http://kuow.org/post/washington-convert-domestic-partners-married-june <p></p><p>The wedding day for about 7,000 same-sex couples in Washington is just three months away. It’s not a date they chose, but one set by the state’s same-sex marriage law. Some couples are excited, but others never planned to marry at&nbsp;all. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:57:04 +0000 Paige Browning 31678 at http://kuow.org Washington To Convert Domestic Partners To 'Married' In June Oregon Will Not Defend Itself In Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits http://kuow.org/post/oregon-will-not-defend-itself-same-sex-marriage-lawsuits <p>Oregon will not defend itself in a pair of federal lawsuits challenging the state's prohibition of same-sex marriages.</p><p>Democratic Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum took that position in a court brief filed Thursday. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:47:07 +0000 Chris Lehman 29147 at http://kuow.org Oregon Will Not Defend Itself In Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits Happily Ever After: Couple Reflects On Life After DOMA http://kuow.org/post/happily-ever-after-couple-reflects-life-after-doma <p></p><p>Otts Bolisay, who had spent more than half his life in the US on various immigration visas, was approaching the end of the line. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Liz Jones 26045 at http://kuow.org Happily Ever After: Couple Reflects On Life After DOMA Amid Protests Of Vice Principal's Resignation, Youth Mark Changing Catholic Church http://kuow.org/post/amid-protests-vice-principals-resignation-youth-mark-changing-catholic-church <p>David Hyde talks with Seattle PI columnist Joel Connelly about changing attitudes towards same-sex marriage in the Catholic church. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:45:31 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn & Rachel Lam & Jenny Asarnow 25860 at http://kuow.org Amid Protests Of Vice Principal's Resignation, Youth Mark Changing Catholic Church