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Study: $334 Million Economical Boost with Recent Marriage Rulings

Marriage equality will boost the economy, according to a new study by the Williams Institute.
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Research from the Williams Institute suggests an estimated 45,000 same-sex couples will likely marry in the next three years, generating $334 million. ...
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American Military Partner Association Sues for VA Same-Sex Spousal Benefits

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Lambda Legal: The denial of benefits to same-sex spouses of veterans living in states refusing to recognize their marriages is in violation of Windsor. ...
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Alaska: Supreme Court to Allow Same-Sex Survivor Benefits

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The Alaska Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the same-sex partner of a person killed on the job should have access to Alaska’s workers’ compensation law. ...
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UN Secretary General Announces Benefits for Employees in Legally Recognized Same-Sex Unions

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A new UN guideline will transform workplace entitlements for employees of the UN system who are in legally recognized same-sex unions. ...
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Three Indiana Same-Sex Couples File Lawsuit to Marry

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Last month the Indiana legislature considered HJR-3 a proposed state constitutional amendment that would have barred same-sex couples from marriage. ...
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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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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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Married Same-Sex Couple Signs Up for Military Benefits

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After increasing pressure to follow U.S. Department of Defense guidelines, the Texas Military Forces Wednesday allowed Alicia Butler, the wife of 1st Lt. Judith Chedville, to register for federal military benefits at Camp Mabry. ...
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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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