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Courts to Consider Sexual Orientation in Rulings

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The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling because the trial judge erred in allowing one litigant to use a peremptory challenge to remove a juror because of the juror's sexual orientation. ...
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MO Gay Couples Sue for Tax Equality

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Missouri’s tax code is tied to the federal code in which federal officials determined legally married same-sex couples have the same rights as heterosexual married couples regardless of where they live. ...
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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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Brother Tells Lesbian Sister: ‘I Will Execute’ You

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"I wanna execute her. I will kill a gay,” Gordon said in a voicemail, according to a police report. “I’ll put a bullet in both their heads. If they turn my daughter gay, I’m gonna kill them both. I’m gonna blow their brains out.” ...
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Gay Relationships Proven More Stable Than Straight Ones

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According to Psychology Today, same-sex relationships are more stable than straight relationships. And gay people end up having “better and longer relationships than their heterosexual counterparts.” ...
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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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