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TX Judge: Marriage Bans Are Unconstitutional

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A federal judge in San Antonio ruled that bans on same-sex couples marrying or recognizing out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples are unconstitutional. ...
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Social Security Releases New Instructions for Same-Sex Couples

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Social Security has published new instructions that allow the agency to process some Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims by individuals who are in a same-sex marriage. ...
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Marriage Equality Brief Filed in NV

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Friday Lambda Legal filed its opening brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging the amendment to Nevada's constitution and other state laws banning marriage for same-sex couples. ...
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Judge Rules Against Same-Sex Couples Challenging Nevada’s Marriage Ban

Judge Rules Against Same-Sex Couples Challenging Nevada’s Marriage Ban
In the lawsuit, Lambda Legal, joined by pro bono co-counsel from O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Snell & Wilmer LLP, argues that Nevada's law barring same-sex couples from marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. ...
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Lesbian Mothers in Iowa Fight to Retain Identity on Fetal Death Certificate

Lesbian Mothers in Iowa Fight to Retain Identity on Fetal Death Certificate
Under Iowa law, vital records including death certificates reflect legal parentage, and not biology, and both spouses are parents to any child born during a marriage regardless of whether they share a biological relationship to their child. ...
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Marriage Fact Check Challenges Broad Assertions in Televised Debate on R74

Marriage Fact Check Challenges Broad Assertions in Televised Debate on R74
Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition supporting R-74 and the state’s bipartisan marriage law, unleashed its marriagefactcheck.com on recent assertions made by Joseph Backholm, the chair ...
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Eight Same-Sex Couples Challenging Nevada’s Marriage Ban

Eight Same-Sex Couples Challenging Nevada’s Marriage Ban
The lawsuit claims that Nevada's law barring same-sex couples from marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. ...
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Update: New York Landlord Adds Wife of Lesbian Tenant to Lease

Update: New York Landlord Adds Wife of Lesbian Tenant to Lease
An apartment representative berated the couple saying that they would not recognize their marriage and Regina's spouse would never be added to the lease. ...
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Wife of Lesbian Tenant Denied Name on Lease Despite New York Marriage Equality Act

Wife of Lesbian Tenant Denied Name on Lease Despite New York Marriage Equality Act
The decision is in direct violation of the New York Marriage Equality Act, New York Rent Stabilization Code and several of State and City human rights laws. ...
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Washington United for Marriage Hails Upward Trend of Voter Support for Marriage Law

Washington United for Marriage Hails Upward Trend of Voter Support for Marriage Law
Support for marriage has grown from 46-44 percent in May of 2011, to 49-44 percent in February of this year, to the current finding of 51 to 44 percent. ...
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