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We bring an attention to encourage people to call those states governors to veto or stop proposed anti-LGBT legislation

Mihail Romm
, Marriage Equality News

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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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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Virginia’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in Norfolk said that “Our Constitution declares that ‘all men’ are created equal,”. “Surely this means all of us.” This past Thursday evening a Virgina federal judge declared same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, in the strongest legal reversal yet of […]

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Full Coverage: Gay marriage in the Supreme Court

Jan Wong

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

Luis de Leon: Names of Christ

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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New priority for immigration reform

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

  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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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

Monsieur Ibrahim und die Blumen des Koran.
, Marriage Equality News

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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