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Yet another New Jersey lawmaker–and another Republican, at that–has announced he will support a vote to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a marriage equality bill that passed early last year. Politicker NJ reports: Assemblyman Chris A. Show More Summary
The Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims is currently hearing one of the remaining challenges to Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as well as statutes related to military benefits; the case is Cardona v. Shinseki. The challenge is still pending following the resolution in federal courts of other military benefits-related [...]
Singapore High Court Judge Quentin Loh yesterday dismissed a challenge to the country's anti-sodomy law, arguing in his opinion that there is no scientific certainty as to whether homosexuality is a choice or an immutable aspect of human identity.
U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns ruled yesterday that laws prohibiting gay troops from obtaining spousal benefits are unconstitutional.
Updates from New Mexico, Utah, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky.
A new LA Times report notes that gay couples are experiencing difficulties getting time off under a new policy to allow gay servicemembers to travel to a jurisdiction where same-sex marriage is legal in order to get married.
Pennsylvania's inter-governmental marriage equality battle heads to the state's highest court.
On Friday, an Illinois judge allowed the challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban to move forward. Ultimately, the judge dismissed the sex discrimination claim along with the privacy and special legislation claims, but allowed the others to proceed.
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit this morning in West Virginia on behalf of three same-sex couples who are seeking the right to marry in the state. The new challenge is being coordinated with a West Virginia LGBT rights group, Fairness West Virginia. Lambda Legal issued a press release: Today Lambda Legal filed a federal [...]
Big (and mostly good) news out of New Jersey: Republican Governor Chris Christie has asked that the appeal of a pro-marriage equality decision issued by a state court judge last week go directly to the New Jersey Supreme Court. From the AP: Citing “far-reaching implications,” Acting Attorney General John Hoffman made the request in a letter to [...]
By Matt Baume We have major breaking marriage equality news. Earlier this year, AFER successfully overturned Proposition 8, restoring the freedom to marry in California. And today, AFER announced its next steps to expand that victory and win full federal marriage equality. Here’s what you need to know about today’s announcement. Starting in 2009, AFER [...]
A New Jersey judge has ruled in favor of same-sex couples who filed a lawsuit for the right to marry in the state.
A new lawsuit was filed in state court in Pennsylvania challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
A judge in Ohio yesterday expanded a lawsuit filed by two couples seeking to have their out-of-state marriages recognized on death certificates to include all couples in similar situations. The AP reports: Attorneys are now asking federal Judge Timothy Black to require Ohio’s health department director to order funeral directors and coroners to list gay [...]
By Matt Baume Marriage may return to Pennsylvania, despite a ruling two weeks ago that put licenses on hold. Organizers in North Carolina are mounting a challenge to the state’s marriage ban, but first they need to find a clerk willing to challenge the law. Plus new guidance from the Labor Department means benefit plans [...]
Yesterday, the Senate unanimously confirmed the first out gay judge to sit on a federal appeals court. The vote to confirm Todd Hughes was 98-0 and according to reports, there was little to no discussion of Hughes’ sexual orientation during the floor debate. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where Hughes was nominated, [...]
A majority of Indianans opposes an anti-marriage equality amendment, and a fourth Arizona city approves civil unions.
Earlier today, Scottie wrote about a legal brief filed by a group of Republican New Mexico state legislators with the state Supreme Court arguing against marriage equality. Those legislators’ filing came in response to a brief filed yesterday by the ACLU, the ACLU of New Mexico, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the law firm [...]
Dozens of Republican state legislators have submitted an amicus brief to the New Mexico supreme court in opposition to same-sex marriage.
LGBT advocates on Costa Rica who hoped that a law passed earlier this year might lead to civil unions for same-sex couples were dealt a blow last week when a court in the nation's capitol ruled against them.