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

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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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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What same-sex couples should know about taxes?

Letters Written While on a Collicting Trip in the East Indies

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.

La Reine mère d'Angleterre

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

  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

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

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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Great news for one of the conservative state UTAH which passed Same – Sex Marriage

Sen. Jim Dabakis, left, and his husband, Stephen Justesen

Dozens of same-sex couples lined up to get marriage licenses at the Salt Lake County clerk’s office, when this office started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and said that the district attorney authorized her office to begin issuing them. This is the first time a federal court has declared a same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional […]

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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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