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Tennessee Couples Ask SCOTUS to Stop the ‘Checkerboard Nation’

Three couples challenging Tennessee’s marriage ban filed a brief in the Supreme Court of the United States Friday.
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Three couples challenging Tennessee’s marriage ban filed a brief in the Supreme Court of the United States Friday. ...
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DOJ to Give ‘Real Meaning’ to the Windsor DOMA Decision

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Attorney General Eric Holder said, "On Monday, I will issue a new policy memorandum that will – for the first time in history – formally instruct all Justice Department employees to give lawful same-sex marriages full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent possible under the law." ...
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Four Same-Sex Couples Sue to Marry in WI

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Not only does Wisconsin prohibit same-sex marriage, but it also makes gay couples who legally marry in another state criminals, which poses a huge issue for Carol Schumacher and Virginia Wolf who wed in another state. ...
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Social Security Releases New Instructions for Same-Sex Couples

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Social Security has published new instructions that allow the agency to process some Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims by individuals who are in a same-sex marriage. ...
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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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Utah Spent $2 Million to Fight Equal Marriage

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"It feels like we are second-class citizens during the stay," said Moudi Sbeity, who is waiting to get married until the legal process plays out. "There's also the fear of the unknown of what might come next." ...
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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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Three WV Couples Ask for the Freedom to Marry

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The plaintiffs include: Nancy Michael and Jane Fenton, together for 16 years, and their six-year-old son, Drew; Casie McGee and Sarah Adkins, together for more than three years; and Justin Murdock and William Glavaris, together for more than two years. ...
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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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