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Equality news round-up: majority support for marriage equality in Virginia, update in Michigan marriage lawsuit

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By Scottie Thomaston

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters after a weekly Democratic strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters after a weekly Democratic strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

– A new poll says 55% of Virginians support marriage equality. The poll results are similar to a Washington Post poll conducted in May.

– The Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed out of committee this week and onto the Senate floor. Senator Harkin says he believes there are 60 votes for passage. Now, two Democratic reps are calling for a House hearing on the bill.

– Ari Ezra Waldman writes at Towleroad about Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in United States v. Windsor.

– EqualityOnTrial recently reported that the legal challenge to Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage will be argued in federal court on October 1. The scheduling order is here. The defendants have ten days to file answers to the amended complaint (the complaint was initially only a challenge to the state’s adoption ban, but was amended to include a challenge to the marriage ban as well) and motions for summary judgment are due August 14. (h/t Kathleen Perrin, as always, for this filing)

1 Comment

  • 1. Kevin Right  |  December 28, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Great post! Thanks a lot for sharing with us. Hope to hear new strategy soon from the Republicans

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