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Ruling Appealed in Puerto Rico’s Discriminatory Marriage Ban Case

Ruling Appealed in Puerto Rico’s Discriminatory Marriage Ban Case

Lambda Legal filed a notice of appeal to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Puerto Rico’s marriage equality case – Conde-Vidal v. Garcia-Padilla.

Ted Olson: Marriage Equality Has Passed the ‘Point of No Return’

Ted Olson is perhaps best recognized in cultural media for arguing Bush v. Gore and the challenge to California’s marriage ban – Proposition 8.

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Federal Government to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in Six Additional States

The federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in six new states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

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Florida AG Pam Bondi Asks Judge to Extend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Pam Bondi has asked Judge Hinkle to extend the stay to allow same-sex marriages to begin in Florida, despite four court rulings to the contrary.

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Swift Movement on Marriage Equality Urged in South Carolina

South Carolina is obligated to follow the marriage ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals striking down a similar ban in Virginia.

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Texas Widow Sues Social Security Administration for Spousal Benefits

The couple lived in Texas, which refuses to recognize their marriage. Social Security is denying Kathy survivor’s benefits earned by Sara.

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Washington State Mock Election Prepares for 10th Year

The first Mock Election was held in 2004, with 1,552 students participating. About 20,000 students are expected to vote in this year’s Mock Election.

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Case Dismissed: Puerto Rico Will Not End Marriage Ban

The United States District Court of Puerto Rico issued a ruling dismissing a lawsuit seeking to end the ban on marriage for same-sex couples in Puerto Rico.

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Holder: Federal Government Will Recognize Seven New States with Same-Sex Marriage

AG Eric Holder announced that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages in the states affected by the Supreme Court’s recent decision.

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Arizona Becomes 31st State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

A blizzard of rulings over the past two weeks have increased by nearly 60 percent the number of states where same-sex couples can marry or be recognized.

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