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Equality news round-up: Majority support for marriage equality, Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop 8 decisions, and more

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By Scottie Thomaston

Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill

– According to a new poll, most Americans support the Supreme Court’s ruling in the DOMA case, by a 56-41% margin, and the decision in the Prop 8 case by a 51-45% margin.

– 55% of Americans think marriage equality should be legal.

– New Jersey Democrats are again asking Republicans to override Governor Christie’s veto of the state’s marriage equality bill.

– Therese Stewart, the lawyer for the City and County of San Francisco who made arguments in the Prop 8 case in the lower courts (that were ultimately adopted by the Ninth Circuit), recently talked about Justice Scalia’s dissent in United States v. Windsor, in which he says the majority opinion will lead to marriage in all 50 states.

– A Senate committee will vote on the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA) on July 10.

– More on the proposed White House executive order preventing discrimination against LGBT federal contractors.

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