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Marriage: A Night of Action for Hawaii

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On Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. PT, the National Equality Action Team (NEAT) is having a national “Night of Action” for Hawaii in which volunteers can phone bank from home and other locations. ...
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Wedding Bells: Christie Drops NJ Marriage Appeal

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The State of New Jersey announced Monday morning that it is abandoning the State’s appeal of the decision issued by the New Jersey Superior Court that same-sex couples in New Jersey must be allowed to marry. ...
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NJ High Court Allows Marriages to Proceed

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Friday the New Jersey Supreme Court, agreeing with the lower court's September 27 ruling, denied the State's motion to postpone allowing same-sex couples to marry. ...
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NJ Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Marriage Case

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Friday the New Jersey Supreme Court announced it would hear both the merits of the marriage case as well as the appeal on the stay motion. ...
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Motion to Delay Marriages in NJ Case

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In response to the State's motion for a stay of last week's Superior Court decision in favor of marriage equality, Lambda Legal filed a brief asking the Court to deny the motion. ...
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George Bush Senior Witnesses Gay Wedding

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Clement, 60, and Thorgalsen, 55, have been together for 12 years. They have known the Bush family for a few years and were thrilled they accepted the invitation. ...
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Across State Lines: Fighting for Marriage in VA

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The plaintiffs in the case: Joanne Harris, 38, and Jessica Duff, 33, together since 2006, are from Staunton and have a four-year-old son, Jabari. Christy Berghoff, 34, and Victoria Kidd, 35, are from Winchester and have been together almost 10 years. They have a 10-month-old daughter, Lydia. ...
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NJ Wins Marriage Equality Post-DOMA

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In one of the first major court challenges since the demise of Section 3 of DOMA, the New Jersey Superior Court granted Lambda Legal's motion for summary judgment in its case seeking marriage equality on behalf of Garden State Equality and six same-sex couples who seek the freedom to marry. ...
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IL Same-Sex Couples Win Their Day in Court

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Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division Friday denied a motion to dismiss the two landmark cases seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Illinois, allowing plaintiffs' claims for violation of the fundamental right to marry, and for discrimination based on sexual orientation to go forward. ...
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Senate Confirms Lesbian Judge of US Court of Federal Claims

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Kaplan graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. She will now take over Judge Christine Odell Cook Miller’s position of hearing monetary claims against the federal government for a 15-year term. ...
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