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Judge’s ruling sets the stage for possible marriage equality in a seventh New Mexico county

Marriage equality may very well come to a seventh New Mexico county, thanks to a judge’s ruling.

Continue 11 Comments August 30, 2013

Federal court strikes down law barring veterans in same-sex marriages from receiving spousal benefits

In a pair of decisions filed yesterday, federal district court judge Consuelo B. Marshall ruled in Cooper-Harris v. USA that the district court has authority to hear a constitutional challenge to statutes defining marriage as opposite-sex only for purposes of military benefits, and that sections of the statute, Title 38, are unconstitutional under equal protection principles.

Continue 1 Comment August 30, 2013

Pennsylvania governor backtracks from state lawyers’ marriage equality language

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett makes a hasty retreat from language written by the state’s lawyers in a legal brief comparing same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses to minors looking to do the same.

Continue 7 Comments August 30, 2013

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds California law banning LGBT conversion therapy

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled on two cases involving California’s law banning so-called LGBT ‘conversion therapy’.

Continue 4 Comments August 29, 2013

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie presents same-sex marriage bill to state legislators

Hawaii’s governor, Neil Abercrombie, presented state lawmakers with a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, according to the Associated Press.

Continue 1 Comment August 29, 2013

In filing, Pennsylvania officials ask court to bar county official from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

In a new legal brief filed yesterday, Pennsylvania state officials asked a court to prohibit a county official from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and decline a request to join the lawsuit filed by 32 couples who have obtained such licenses.

Continue 7 Comments August 29, 2013

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