Marriage Rights

Marriage Rights

Just Published: ‘The People’s Victory: Stories from the Front Lines in the Fight for Marriage Equality’

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The late Edie Windsor remembers a 2007 briefing in which she was told by an LGBT movement leader that marriage equality would be addressed “a couple years down the line.” The fierce and feisty activist recalls retorting:  “‘I’m 77 years old and I can’t wait!!" ...
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Lambda Legal Sues Social Security Administration on Behalf of Gay Chicago Widower

Lambda Legal Marriage Equality Case
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Following Carl’s death, Dave applied to the Social Security Administration for back disability benefits and a lump-sum death benefit, but was turned down. ...
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Arizona Becomes 31st State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

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A blizzard of rulings over the past two weeks have increased by nearly 60 percent the number of states where same-sex couples can marry or be recognized. ...
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Utah Marriage Equality Plaintiffs Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Review Case

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The plaintiff couples argue that state laws banning marriage equality violate the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection and due process. ...
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Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia Stayed, SCOTUS Rules

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The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of the Fourth Circuit’s ruling which held that Virginia’s denial of marriage to same-sex couples is unconstitutional. ...
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Bachmann’s Back: Threesomes Okay, Gays – Not So Much

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Michele Bachmann left little to the imagination regarding her current viewpoints on homosexuality and the evolution of marriage equality Wednesday. ...
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Washington State Requires Health Insurance Parity for Gay Spouses

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Washington state officials issued a letter to insurance and businesses saying health benefits must be provided to same-sex spouses and heterosexual spouses. ...
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Eye on the South: Marriage Equality Campaign Expands

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The $1 million Southerners for the Freedom to Marry effort launched with 16 state and regional Southern equality organizations in February 2014. ...
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Judge Finds Oregon’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

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In a 26-page decision, Judge McShane found that Oregon’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. ...
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Wedding Bells Will Ring at Chicago Art Museum

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Fifteen gay and lesbian couples will receive a complimentary wedding ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago on June 2. ...
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