Same-Sex Rights

Same-Sex Rights

Don’t Say You Love LGBTQ People – Prove It

Amber Cantrorna
Editorial
What you need to understand is that lip service love isn’t just disappointing to LGBTQ people, it’s devastating. ...
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Wisconsin Teacher to ‘Homophobic’ Student: ‘Drop Class’

Marquette University Hall
Top News Faith and Religion
A teacher at Marquette University sparked some controversy when she assumed her “Theory of Ethics” class all had the same opinion on gay rights. ...
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SCOTUS Steps Aside to Allow Same-Sex Marriage in Five States

Top News Politics
Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, and Wisconsin will now have marriage equality. ...
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IGLHRC: Expert Committee on Women’s Rights Should ‘Protect LBTI People in Education’

Top News Health
The Committee to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women oversees human rights norms in the area of women’s right to non-discrimination. ...
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Michigan: Marriage Ban Challenged by 31 Amicus Briefs

Top News Politics National
Republican leaders, businesses, military, faith leaders, child advocacy organizations, and legal scholars urged the court to end Michigan’s marriage ban. ...
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Scotland’s Slow Start on Same-Sex Marriage

Top News International
Scotland was the first of the UK to address same-sex marriage, but it has taken much longer than England and Wales to approve marriage bills. ...
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92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Fights for Social Security

Top News National
On April 24, 2013, the SSA notified Robina that her survivor benefits under Norwood's Social Security record were denied because "her marriage does not meet the requirements under Federal law for payment of Social Security widow’s benefits," stating that her marriage was not valid because she was "legally male" at the time of their wedding. ...
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Equality Florida Seeks Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

Top News National
Three gay and three lesbian couples have filed suit in Miami in an attempt to overturn Florida’s ban on gay marriage. ...
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VA Marriage Case Given Class-Action Status

Top News National
A federal district court in Virginia certified as a class action a lawsuit challenging that state's ban on marriage for same-sex couples, extending the scope of those represented in the lawsuit to all same-sex couples in the state who cannot legally marry or whose legal marriages performed elsewhere are not recognized by the Commonwealth. ...
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New York Landlord Adds Same-Sex Spouse to Lease

Top News National
Weinreb Management, a New York City-based management company, has added lesbian tenant Dava Weinstein's spouse, Dorothy Calvani, to her rent-stabilized lease, in compliance with state and city law, and agreed to pay $20,000 to the couple to settle the matter. ...
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