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Marriage equality has officially infiltrated the deep South

Texas has now  join the 17th states and the District of Columbia on Wednesday February 27th , in allowing gay couples to legally marry, after a federal judge struck down the state’s nine-year-old amendment banning same-sex nuptials. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, an appointee of President Clinton, issued a preliminary injunction on the ban, then […]

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IPBA Legal News Brief

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IPBA Legal News Brief On June 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court reached a decision in the case of Windsor v. United States, effectively striking down §3 of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which denied federal benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married in the states in which they reside.  President Obama has […]

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Attention Businesspeople: Treaty Trader and Investor Work Visas

Attention Businesspeople: Treaty Trader and Investor Work Visas By Attorney Joseph E. Ching US Immigration Laws and Procedures are some of the most complex processes in the world.  With categories of visas ranging from A to Z, the number of visas available is incredible.  An important visa that all international businesspersons should know about is […]

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Unlawful immigrants should be able to stay, but under certain circumstances

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House Republican leaders on Thursday unveiled a list of standards for an immigration reform plan that would allow unlawful immigrants to remain in the United States if they meet certain standards and requirements.  Many of this immigrants pay indirect taxes every time they purchase something, sometimes they even use a tax ID number to pay […]

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Pressure Builds on Democratic Attorneys General to Quit Fighting Gay Marriage.

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Attorney General Mark Herring has concluded that the state of Virginia’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and he will no longer defend it in federal lawsuits. Eight more attorneys  in other states could soon join him. When Mark Herring, the attorney general of Virginia announced on Wednesday that the states ban on gay marriage […]

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New priority for immigration reform

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This past year 2013 the immigrant rights movement’s objective was to pass a comprehensive bill that included a special path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants. Unfortunately, the year ended without a legislative win, but still having family separated with deportations. For this 2014 the immigrant rights movement’s new priority is to stop […]

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Oklahoma’s State: Gay Marriage Is Unconstitutional

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  On Tuesday January 14, a federal Judge in Oklahoma ruled that states constitutional amendment of same-sex marriage is violating the federal Constitution, meaning that the state’s ban on same-sex couple is “an arbitrary, irrational exclusion of just one class of Oklahoma citizens from a governmental benefit”, wrote Judge Terence C. Kern of United States […]

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Supreme Court puts Utah same-sex marriages on hold

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The US Supreme Court put a stop to same-sex marriages in the conservative state Utah this Monday Jan 6th 2014 while the state appeals a federal district court’s ruling that had legalized the unions. Since December 20th 2013 there has been more than 900 Same-Sex couples in this state that has been married and now […]

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New Mexico joins 16 states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage

The New Mexico Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the state on December 19, 2013, declaring in a ruling that it is unconstitutional to deny a marriage license to gay and lesbian couples. The court issued a unanimous decision in Griego v. Oliver holding that marriage licenses must be issued to couples without respect to […]

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LGBT Hawaii wedding destination

Hawaii Senate passes gay marriage bill

Hawaii has become the LGBT wedding destination. The Hawaii state Senate has passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. Legislators passed the bill this past Tuesday during a special session, and Gov. Neil Abercrombie has said he will sign it. This will allow thousands of same-sex couples living in Hawaii and even more tourists to marry in […]

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