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Equal Rights

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Six Marriage Equality Cases in One Day

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will hear the most oral arguments that any federal circuit court has heard in a single day regarding marriage. ...
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West Virginia Court Urged to End Delay on Same-Sex Marriages

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A motion was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to lift a stay it entered pending the Fourth Circuit’s decision. ...
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Federal Ruling Strikes Down Colorado’s Marriage Ban

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Judge Raymond P. Moore declared Colorado’s marriage ban unconstitutional - the latest of dozens of state and federal rulings striking down similar bans. ...
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Report: 10% of the World’s Population Live in Places Where Same-Sex Marriage is Legal

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Same-sex couples can marry in 19 states and the District of Columbia, meaning 44 percent of Americans live in states where gay couples can marry. ...
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More Than 100 Michigan Elected Officials Endorse Marriage Equality

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Elected officials supporting marriage include City Council members, County Clerks, County Commissioners, State Representatives, State Senators, and Mayors. ...
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IGLHRC: Expert Committee on Women’s Rights Should ‘Protect LBTI People in Education’

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The Committee to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women oversees human rights norms in the area of women’s right to non-discrimination. ...
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Marriage Equality: Understanding What’s Happening

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Most states followed the federal government's lead on marriage and passed “mini-DOMAs” either as state laws or amendments to their state constitution. ...
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Ukraine Cancels Kyiv March for Equality

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Despite months of negotiation with LGBT activists, the Kyiv authorities said they could not protect the March for Equality that was scheduled. ...
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Bush-Appointed Judge Strikes Down Kentucky Marriage Ban

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U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II was appointed by President George H. W. Bush, on the recommendation of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. ...
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St. Louis Issues Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

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At Mayor Francis Slay’s request, St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds Sharon Q. Carpenter issued marriage licenses to four same-sex couples on June 25, 2014. ...
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