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Utah same-sex marriage plaintiffs start fundraising campaign

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Salt Lake City — At a town hall meeting last night, leaders of Restore Our Humanity — the group that successfully got District Judge Robert Shelby to declare Utah’s anti-marriage equality laws unconstitutional — presented more information about what is happening in the Kitchen v. Herbert Utah same-sex marriage case now making its way through an appeal to the 10th Circuit Court.
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Utah same-sex marriage plaintiffs start fundraising campaign

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Aaron – GaySaltLake.com

Salt Lake City — At a town hall meeting last night, leaders of Restore Our Humanity — the group that successfully got District Judge Robert Shelby to declare Utah’s anti-marriage equality laws unconstitutional — presented more information about what is happening in the Kitchen v. Herbert Utah same-sex marriage case now making its way through an appeal to the 10th Circuit Court.
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Gay Agenda: Gay Divorce, Gay Marriage, and LE1F v Macklemore

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In this week’s gay agenda on CW33, I covered a pretty wide range: from divorce to a Twitter rant.
Gay Texans may soon be able to get divorced. The Texas Supreme Court is set to take up two gay divorce cases in November. It could be months before they decide, but there’s movement. If the SCOTX votes against the gay couples, though, they’ll likely got… Read the rest


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Could Texas Soon Allow Gay Divorce?

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The Texas Supreme is set to hear oral arguments in the divorce cases of two same-sex Texas couples on November 5. After the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA, the Texas Justices have requested additional briefs in the cases. In each case, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott appealed to the state’s highest court.
Abbott has made his stance on gay marriage very clear. He’ll do what… Read the rest


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No Social Security Benefits for Legally-Married LGBT Texans

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As previously noted, when the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, no one really knew for sure what it meant for gay Texans. Most expect that the decision in United States v Windsor will allow some gay couples new federal benefits. Specifically, those who legally married in a state that allows same-sex marriage and moved to Texas.
“It’s expected that most of… Read the rest


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Playing Politics with Gay Marriage in Texas

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Another Texas politician is using his opposition to gay marriage in his effort to attract voters. Dan Branch is running to replace Greg Abbott for Attorney General. Greg Abbott, who is historically anti-gay, is running to fill anti-gay Governor Rick Perry’s soon-to-be-vacated spot.
Tuesday, Dan Branch filed a legal brief with the Texas Supreme Court opposing a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the state’s gay… Read the rest


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Same-Sex Marriage Update: CO, MN, OK, PA, RI, & VA

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Gay marriage laws are constantly changing. It’s already been a big week for six (so far) states in the United States. Rather than posting separate articles for each development, I’m lumping them all into one. Here’s your gay marriage update:
Minnesota & Rhode Island
Both states had their first gay weddings on August 1. New laws went into effect at 12:01 am. That marks 13… Read the rest


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Gay Agenda: Definition of Marriage, Transgender Teens, and Blurred Lines

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In this week’s Gay Agenda on CW33, things looked a little different. Our light board is having some troubles, so we went pink (instead of the normal rainbow). I think it looks pretty good!
As for the topics:

The Oxford English Dictionary is changing the definition of ‘marriage’
A transgender teen couple in Tulsa is getting a lot of attention
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Changing the Definition of Marriage… Literally

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A group of anonymous artists in San Francisco is working to change the definition of marriage … literally.
Many major dictionaries define marriage as being between a man and woman.
Oxford American Dictionary: mar·riage /ˈmarɪdʒ/ the formal union of a man and a woman, typically as recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife.
A group of anonymous artists have decided they want… Read the rest


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Changing the Definition of Marriage… Literally

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A group of anonymous artists in San Francisco is working to change the definition of marriage … literally.
Many major dictionaries define marriage as being between a man and woman.
Oxford American Dictionary: mar·riage /ˈmarɪdʒ/ the formal union of a man and a woman, typically as recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife.
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Gay Marriage Legalized in England and Wales, Queen Elizabeth II Approves

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Same-sex couples will be able to legally marry in England and Wales next summer. Wednesday morning, Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval on The Marriage Bill. Lawmakers passed it earlier this week. The Queen’s signature is the necessary last step for a bill to become law.
The bill allows gay couples to marry in both civil and religious ceremonies. However,… Read the rest


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Gay Marriage Legalized in England and Wales, Queen Elizabeth II Approves

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Same-sex couples will be able to legally marry in England and Wales next summer. Wednesday morning, Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval on The Marriage Bill. Lawmakers passed it earlier this week. The Queen’s signature is the necessary last step for a bill to become law.
The bill allows gay couples to marry in both civil and religious ceremonies. However,… Read the rest


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John Arthur & Jim Obergefell are Legally Married, Despite Disease and Laws

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“We’re now getting federal recognition, and that’s the impetus to make it happen, because we’re tax-paying citizens of the United States,” said John Arthur, in an interview posted on Cincinnati.com.
It’s a really heart-warming story. Arthur and his partner of more than 20 years, Jim Obergefell, traveled to Maryland to be legally married. In Maryland, same-sex marriage is legal. However, the couple… Read the rest


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Gay Marriage Vote: England and Wales Say ‘Yay’

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Britain’s gay marriage bill, “The Marriage Bill,” passed through the House of Lords Monday. Now, it goes back to the House of Commons, for some procedural stuff. Then, it’s off to Queen Elizabeth II to be signed into law. Gay rights advocates in the UK are hoping lawmakers have the bill ready to be signed by the end of the week.
The Marriage Bill will… Read the rest


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ACLU will Challenge Gay Marriage Bans in PA, NC, and VA

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Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union announced it is launching three new federal marriage cases. The ACLU is challenging gay marriage bans in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Virginia.
“These cases are step two of our two-pronged, post-DOMA, post-Prop 8 plan for winning the freedom to marry nationwide,” explained the ACLU in a Tuesday news release.
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SCOTUS: Legal Consideration of Gays Requires “Careful Consideration”

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“This opinion and its holdings are confined to those lawful marriages.”
That is, technically, the third-to-last sentence in Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in the ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), United States v Windsor. (That’s if you include “The judgement of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is affirmed. It is so ordered.”… Read the rest


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SCOTUS Rulings: DOMA and Proposition 8′s Affect on Texas Gay Couples

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Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court Justices handed down opinions in two major cases affecting gay marriage in the United States.
In United States v Windsor, the Supreme Court struck down a part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Now, all legally-married same-sex couples will be eligible for federal benefits. This includes gay couples living in Texas. The federal government will recognize your marriage even… Read the rest


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Rainbow Wedding Network Produces 100 LGBT Wedding Expos Nationwide

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Since 2003, RainbowWeddingNetwork.com has produced an ongoing national tour of LGBT Wedding Expos.  Beginning over thirteen years ago as a small home-based business, the lesbian-owned RainbowWeddingNetwork (RWN) has grown to become the most extensive Gay & Lesbian Wedding Resource in America.  RWN has visited 23 states with its events, assisting couples in finding gay-friendly wedding professionals and boosting the legitimacy of marriage rights by presenting… Read the rest


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BREAKING: Lon Burnam to Re-Introduce Gay Marriage Bill

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The first special session of the Texas Legislature ended less than a day ago. Already, we know there will be a second special session, and one of the items that could be on the agenda is gay marriage. Yes, in Texas.
Here’s the news release from State Rep Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth)’s office:
Rep. Burnam To Re-Introduce Marriage Equality Bill for the Second… Read the rest


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Gay Immigration eBook: American By Proclamation – My 20+ Years as a Gay Illegal Immigrant

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My husband and I have been together in the US for 23 years, and I’ve been undocumented the whole time. It hasn’t been easy. No one should be forced to live this way. Ours is a story about fighting for a love which is deemed illegal.
Frankly, it is very unnerving to come out of the shadows and share our story, even anonymously. But we… Read the rest

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