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

Jiao Yu Jing Ji Xue Gai Lun
, 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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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

Law for Everyone

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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Visa Bulletin March 2014

Manufacturing Job Losses and the Future of Manufacturing Employment in the United States: Hearing before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, October 5, 1993

Visa Bulletin March 2014 AILA Doc. No. 14021061. DOS Visa Bulletin for March 2014. Mexico F-2A retrogressed to 4/15/12 from 9/1/13 due to continued heavy demand. March visa bulletin also includes projected visa availability for the coming months for both family and employment-based categories

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IPBA Legal News Brief

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

Miner's Rights

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

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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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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