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A stay exacerbates the prejudice and discrimination gay and lesbian couples have suffered This morning, many of us woke up to the news that the U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Anthony Kennedy, had issued a temporary stay blocking same-sex couples in Idaho from getting married. The move follows a Ninth Circuit victory in our Idaho marriage [...]

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AP Reports:  Gay Marriage Bans in Idaho, Nevada Struck Down: A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld gay marriage in Idaho and Nevada, saying bans on the practice in those states violate same-sex couples’ equal protection rights. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its ruling that laws that treat people differently based [...]

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Today the U.S. Supreme Court  declined to intervene in same-sex marriage cases, feasibly leading to  marriage equality in 30 states. The Supreme Court refused to get involved in the same-sex marriage Monday, leaving intact lower court rulings that will legalize the practice in 11 additional states. The  decision by the Justices was announced without explanation, [...]

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But must wait the unfairness of a stay Call Gov Scott Now   A U.S. District Judge  ruled that Florida’s discriminatory state ban excluding same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is unconstitutional. The ruling has already been stayed, and so this historic decision  by Judge Robert Hinkle will not be immediately effective. Equality Florida [...]

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(Miami, FL, July 25, 2014)—Today, a state trial court in Miami issued a decision striking down Florida’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples and ordering Miami-Dade County to allow same-sex couples to marry. The court stayed the order pending appeal. The case was brought by Equality Florida Institute and Catherina Pareto and Karla Arguello, Dr. [...]

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Queer Nation Calls on House Minority Leader to  Back Comprehensive Civil Rights Legislation   New York, NY (July 11, 2014) – Responding to comments made by Nancy Pelosi at a July 10 press briefing, Queer Nation called on the California Democrat to support comprehensive civil rights legislation that will give lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) [...]

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SACRAMENTO – The California Legislature has passed legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno that brings state law in line with court rulings that recognize marriage for same-sex couples. While both the California and U.S. Supreme Courts have affirmed the right for same-sex couples to marry, current state laws have not been revised to reflect these [...]

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Today, the United States Supreme declined to review a challenge to California’s law which protects LGBTI children from the harmful and derogatory practice of  conversion therapy. According to NCLR, which together with Equality California helped draft, pass, and defend the decision, “this clears the way for enforcement of the first law in the nation that [...]

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As SCOTUS  allows individual business owners to impose their religious beliefs on their employees, Washington, DC- Family Equality Council ®, the national organization which connects, supports, and represents the estimated three million parents who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer in the United States and their six million children of all ages, today reacted to [...]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), authors of the “Respect for Marriage Act” in the House and Senate respectively, welcomed the report by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on implementation of the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor. “The Supreme Court’s Windsor decision confirmed that our [...]

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