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The governor of the US state of Arizona should veto a bill that would allow business services to be refused to same-sex couples and permit a “religious belief” defense in discrimination suits brought by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. If this law is passed, this would be the  first in the United States […]

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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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US Senator, Majority Harry Reid requested President to stop deportation via executive order

The Hill reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has urged the President to look into using executive action to halt deportations. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said he hopes President Obama will review possible administrative actions to halt the deportations of illegal immigrants now that reform legislation has stalled in Congress. “I would hope […]

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Full Coverage: Gay marriage in the Supreme Court

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, Marriage Equality News

These privileges will be extended to same-sex couples even in states that do not recognize their marriages as long as they were legally married in another state. “While the immediate effect is that all gay married couples will be treated equally under the law, the long-term effects are more profound,” said Fred Saintz, vice president […]

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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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What same-sex couples should know about taxes?

What same-sex couples should know about taxes? Since 2013, 18 states had legalized same sex marriages.   For the first same-sex couples, they can file Federal Income Tax national wide as “married couple” status.  This is making it possible because the Federal government recognized their legal marital status and regardless whether or not their respective states […]

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

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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, Marriage Equality News

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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Oklahoma’s State: Gay Marriage Is Unconstitutional

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, Marriage Equality News

  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

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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