North Dakota is now the only one with a ban not facing a challenge.
BY CARSON WALKER AND BRADY MCCOMBS
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 25, 2014
State marriage bans have been falling around the country since the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Oregon and Pennsylvania were the latest to join the list, when federal judges struck down their bans last week and officials decided not to appeal.
Federal lawsuits were filed this week in Montana and South Dakota.
In Idaho, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday granted the state's request for a stay pending appeal of a judge's order to lift the ban on gay marriage. This replaced a temporary stay granted May 15.
U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale struck down a 2006 voter-approved ban on May 13, saying it unconstitutionally denies gay couples the right to marry. The order was...Continue reading on The Idaho Statesman
Same-sex marriage in the United States
"Same-sex marriage is legally recognized in some jurisdictions within the United States and by the federal government. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage. Eight Native American tribal jurisdictions issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Limited recognition has been granted to out-of-state same-sex marriages in Alaska,Colorado, Missouri,and Ohio.Same-sex marriages performed in Utah before the stay was issued are set to be recognized by June 9, 2014.Since the Supreme Court of the United States struck down in United States v. Windsora portion of a law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage..."
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The glass closet: why coming out is good business
Lord Browne of Madingley, Member of the House of Lords and former Chief Executive of BP
Chaired by Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
Wednesday 8 October 2014, 7.00pm
Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Today gay men and women in the Western world enjoy greater acceptance and legal protections than ever before. Yet an alarming number of businessmen and women choose to remain closeted at work. Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, will discuss his book The Glass Closet, in which he explores what holds them back. Drawing on his experiences as a closeted gay man in the oil industry, and the experiences of other prominent executives from around the world, he argues that coming out is best for employees and the companies that support them.
"Edmund John Philip Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley, FRS,FREng (born 20 February 1948) is an English businessman. He is best known for his role as the chief executive of the energy company BP between 1995 and 2007. This period has been described as the company's "golden period of expansion and diversification".Browne was much lauded during this period, as he engineered a merger with rival Amoco, and gained access to Russian oil reserves with the creation of TNK-BP. Hailed as the "Sun King", he also received praise for increasing BP's interest in renewable energy sources. He resigned from BP in controversial circumstances after he was found by a judge to have lied in court about the details of a personal relationship (though charges of perjury were never brought)." Continue reading on Wikipedia
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