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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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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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Hawai’i Brings the Marriage Equality Fight Full Circle

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Gov. Abercrombie has indicated his support of the measure and is expected to sign it shortly. Once signed, same-sex couples will be able to marry starting on December 2, 2013. ...
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IL House Passes Marriage Equality 61-54

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Illinois is set to become the 15th state in the nation to provide same-sex couples the freedom to marry. The bill passed the state Senate in February and will soon go to Governor Pat Quinn, who has expressed strong support for marriage and will sign it into law. ...
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