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Judge Strikes Down Kentucky Ban on the Freedom to Marry

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

Today a Republican-appointed federal judge ruled that Kentucky’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II was appointed by President George H. W. Bush in 1992, on the recommendation of current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement:
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Utah Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

Federal Appeals Court Declares Utah Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit declared that Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional. This marks the first time that an appellate-level court has ruled on state marriage bans following the dismantling of a key section of the federal “Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),” and sets the stage for the Supreme… Read the rest


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Federal Judge Rules Indiana Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

Today U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that Indiana’s state constitutional amendment denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry violates the U.S. Constitution, becoming the latest of more than 20 federal and state judges to rule in favor of the freedom to marry in recent months. The decision came after a temporary restraining order was issued in April, which ordered the state of Indiana to… Read the rest


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Marriage Equality Landscape

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

One Year Later, Historic Supreme Court Marriage Equality Rulings Still Center Stage as Courts Strike Down Marriage Bans
In the year since Windsor and Perry, 13 federal court decisions have used high court opinions to strike down state marriage bans
This Thursday, June 26, marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark rulings in two historic marriage cases – United States v. Windsor… Read the rest


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Administration Moves to Provide Federal Protections to Same-Sex Couples

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

Same-Sex Couples in Most States Still Face Discrimination, Denial of Crucial Social Security Protections
Today Freedom to Marry applauded the Obama Administration’s announcement that it will take additional steps to more fully meet the constitutional requirement of equal treatment of married gay couples.  These include ensuring that same-sex couples can take leave from work to care for one another in times of emergency under the… Read the rest


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Luxembourg Passes Marriage Equality Legislation

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“We commend the leaders of Luxembourg for granting the nation’s LGBT citizens the rights they deserve, and we congratulate the LGBT activists and advocates who made this historic day possible,” said Ty Cobb, HRC’s Director of Global Engagement.
Luxembourg’s national parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, approved the bill by a vote of 56 to 4.  In addition to granting full marriage rights to Luxembourg’s LGBT… Read the rest


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Monumental Week for Marriage Equality Across America

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

This we week saw historic movement forward on the issue of marriage equality in America.  Over the last seven days, a state circuit judge in Arkansas struck down that state’s ban on same-sex marriages, prompting hundreds of couples across the Natural State to wed; a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard argument in a case challenging Virginia’s marriage… Read the rest


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Monumental Week for Marriage Equality Across America

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

This we week saw historic movement forward on the issue of marriage equality in America.  Over the last seven days, a state circuit judge in Arkansas struck down that state’s ban on same-sex marriages, prompting hundreds of couples across the Natural State to wed; a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard argument in a case challenging Virginia’s marriage… Read the rest


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Monumental Week for Marriage Equality Across America

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

This we week saw historic movement forward on the issue of marriage equality in America.  Over the last seven days, a state circuit judge in Arkansas struck down that state’s ban on same-sex marriages, prompting hundreds of couples across the Natural State to wed; a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard argument in a case challenging Virginia’s marriage… Read the rest


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ACLU Sues Michigan to Recognize Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan filed a lawsuit today to guarantee that the marriages of 300 same-sex couples performed last month are recognized by the state. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight same-sex couples who were married after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban and before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals put the decision on… Read the rest


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Las Vegas Launches First-Ever National LGBT Broadcast Initiative

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

Las Vegas Introduces New Nationally Broadcast Television Commercial Targeting LGBT Community and Embraces Its Role as an Unassuming and Welcoming World-Class Destination
 For the first time ever, Las Vegas has created a new television commercial specifically geared towards the LGBT community. The television broadcast spot incorporates a fabulous new twist, and is part of the destination’s legendary “What Happens Here, Stays Here” campaign. The widely… Read the rest


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Judge To Strike Down Ohio Ban On Same-Sex Marriages

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

Judge Timothy Black will issue ruling April 14 prohibiting state from enforcing ban
 Today a federal judge announced he will strike down Ohio’s constitutional amendment banning the state from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal.  The case Henry V. Wymyslo, was brought by legally married same-sex couples living in Ohio who wish to be listed as married on their children’s’ birth… Read the rest


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Marriage Equality Arrives in England and Wales

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

At the stroke of midnight, thousands of gay and lesbian couples in England and Wales will tie the knot.   At that time, marriage equality will become the law of the land, bringing to 16 the number of countries where committed gay and lesbian couples can legally marry.  According to news reports, couples are vying to be first to be married by holding ceremonies shortly after… Read the rest


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Momentum for Marriage Equality Continues with Michigan Ruling

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

Michigan today became the latest state to have its ban on marriage equality ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge, and in the process also dealt a blow to the credibility of the anti-gay parenting junk science peddled by UT Austin sociologist Mark Regnerus.
“The momentum for marriage equality is undeniable as yet another federal judge affirmed today that all loving and committed same-sex couples deserve… Read the rest


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LGBT Community Pressing for Marriage Equality with Lawsuits Nationwide

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

Press the President Urges Americans to Debate Gay Rights in Writing and on Video
 
 With the US Supreme Court and states such as Kentucky and Texas acknowledging gay rights in terms of marriage and other human rights, the path to equality for the LGBT community in parts of the US in growing. Gay couples are filing lawsuits in numerous states challenging laws that block their… Read the rest


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Federal Judge Orders Tennessee to Recognize Same-Sex Couples’ Marriages

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

Today U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger ordered Tennessee state officials to recognize the out-of-state marriages of three same-sex couples during consideration of their lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s constitutional amendment banning their recognition.  Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin issued the following statement:
“Yet another federal judge has recognized that bans on marriage equality don’t hold up to even basic constitutional scrutiny. Though today’s ruling… Read the rest


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Kentucky AG Won’t Appeal Marriage Ruling

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

Today attorney general Jack Conway of Kentucky said he won’t appeal an order by a federal judge to respect the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II was appointed by President George H. W. Bush in 1992, on the recommendation of current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
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New Poll Puts Support for Marriage Equality at 56 Percent

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

New York Times/CBS News poll shows 16-point jump in support for marriage among Republicans
A new poll out this week from the New York Times and CBS News shows that 40 percent of Republicans support marriage equality, further indication that Americans are moving steadily in one direction on the issue.  Less than two years ago, just 24 percent of Republicans said they thought it should… Read the rest


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TX Federal Court Rules in Favor of Freedom to Marry

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

Today a federal judge in San Antonio joined judges in Utah, Ohio, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Virginia in ruling that bans on same-sex couples marrying or recognizing out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples are unconstitutional.
Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement:
“Today the 6th federal judge in a row has ruled – in Texas – that there is simply no… Read the rest


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Court Grants Immediate Freedom to Marry to Illinois Same-Sex Couples

(GayWebSource.com – Gay News & Press Network) – Posted by Michael Lamb – Echelon Magazine

A federal court today ordered the Cook County clerk’s office to provide marriage licenses immediately to same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry, rather than require them to wait until June, the default implementation date for the marriage equality bill passed by the Illinois legislature last year.
The decision in the case, Lee v. Orr, filed on behalf of several Illinois couples seeking to marry… Read the rest


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