Obergefell v. Hodges

Obergefell v. Hodges

New Report: Continued Attacks Against LGBT Families Harm Children

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Health National
A new report shows how stigma, discrimination, and systematic attempts to undermine marriage equality harm the estimated 300,000 children raised by same-sex couples and LGBT parents. ...
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The Circus Didn’t Close in May 2017 – It Just Moved to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Politics
Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are moving toward the Oval Office like a speeding freight train. Almost every day brings new revelations of financial misdoings and secret meetings with Russians by people within the Trump circle, now pushing into the inner circle. ...
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Kate Kendell to Step Down at NCLR After 22 Years

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National
Thursday, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) announced that after more than 22 years, Kate Kendell will be stepping down from her role as executive director at the end of this year. ...
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Kentucky Judge Who Refused to Handle Gay and Lesbian Adoption Cases Officially Resigns

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National
Nance, by his own admission, was “biased” against same-sex partners. The judge believed (and assumedly continues to believe) that letting a “practicing homosexual” adopt could never (“under no circumstance”) be in a child’s best interests. ...
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Gallup: 10.2% of U.S. LGBT Adults Now Married to Same-Sex Spouse

National
Two years after the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states could not prohibit same-sex marriages, 10.2% of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) adults in the U.S. are married to a same-sex spouse. ...
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Arizona Court Holds Decision Protecting Children Born to Married Same-Sex Couples

National
Suzan McLaughlin and her former wife, Kimberly, were married in 2008. Suzan and Kimberly jointly decided to have a child together using an anonymous sperm donor. ...
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LGBTQ Couples Face Financial Uncertainty – Even One Year Post Obergefell

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Editorial
For those planning to wed in the near future, LGBTQ couples should begin to understand how marriage affects their pocket books. ...
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New Judge Strikes Down Puerto Rico Marriage Ban Hours After Lambda Legal Victory

National
Just hours after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed for the second time that Puerto Rico’s ban on marriage for LGBT people is unconstitutional ...
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Murray, Cantwell, DelBene Commend SSA for Ensuring Same-Sex Beneficiaries Not Penalized

Politics
The Social Security Administration has adopted a streamlined waiver process to address errors in SSA’s treatment of SSI beneficiaries in same-sex marriages. ...
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Lambda Legal asks Court of Appeals to Intervene in Puerto Rico Marriage Case

Politics
The court is being asked to decide if the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling applies to Puerto Rico. ...
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