Federal Defense of Marriage Act

Federal Defense of Marriage Act

Christie Vetoes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill passed by strong majorities in the New Jersey House and Senate that would allow transgender people to update the gender marker on their birth certificates to match their lived gender. ...
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Federal Judge Strikes Down OK Marriage Ban

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Tuesday a federal judge in Oklahoma struck down the state’s marriage ban, saying that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection. ...
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Cook County Expedites Marriage Licenses

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A federal court ordered the Cook County Clerk's office to immediately issue marriage licenses to all Illinois same-sex couples who, because of a life-threatening illness, cannot wait until next summer to get married. ...
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Utah Federal Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban

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Friday a federal judge in Utah struck down the state’s marriage ban, saying that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection. ...
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NM Becomes 17th State to Pass Marriage Equality

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The New Mexico Supreme Court Thursday ruled that denying same-sex couples the ability to marry violates the Equal Protection Clause of the New Mexico constitution. ...
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Gay Teacher Fired for Wanting to Marry Partner

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Though gay teacher Michael Griffin brought his long-term boyfriend to school functions and even visited the headmaster’s house together, he apparently crossed the line when he got his marriage license in New Jersey last week. ...
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The Business of Marriage: $74 Million Boost Expected

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A study from the UCLA School of Law Williams Institute expects Illinois’ wedding businesses to see a $74 million increase and $29 million increase in tourism for out-of-town guests in the first three years of legalization and would create 281 new jobs in Illinois. ...
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Wedding and Engagement Trends, New Study

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Consistently across all questions considered in this study, female same-sex couples spend more on their weddings than male same-sex couples. For those already married, female same-sex couples spent 15 percent more than the men. ...
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Abercrombie Signs Marriage Into Law

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Wednesday marked the legalization of marriage equality for all Hawai'i citizens as Abercrombie signed the bill into law at the Convention Center in Waikiki. It was an invitation-only event. ...
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Carrie Underwood: Pro-Love Is ‘Kinda What I’m All About’

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Even with all the backlash country singer Carrie Underwood endured in 2012 after vocalizing her stance on marriage equality, she continues to defend her opinion. ...
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