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Equality news round-up: Marriage equality in Illinois next year?


By Scottie Thomaston

– The legislature in Illinois could take up marriage equality in 2013. Lambda Legal and the ACLU, along with plaintiffs in the marriage equality cases filed by the two groups, met with legislators urging them to pass a marriage law.

– SCOTUSBlog is doing a four part series on the gay rights issues currently in front of the Supreme Court. Here are parts one and two.

– The American Constitution Society blog suggests that Windsor v. USA makes the best vehicle for Supreme Court review.

– Bloomberg News reports on Friday’s conference at the Supreme Court where they will decide whether to hear challenges to Prop 8 and Section 3 of DOMA.

Business Insider writes about Baker v. Nelson, a 1972 case that could be an impediment to marriage equality in the courts.

1 Comment

  • 1. karen in kalifornia  |  November 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    The whole thing about the 1972 Baker decision is that now TODAY there IS a federal question ie. DOMA. Hope SCOTUS takes up DOMA before Prop 8.

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