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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 [...]


(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) [...]


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 [...]


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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 Even in States that Do Not Recognize Their Marriagesn| FEC Also Commends Justice Department’s Year-Long Review of Windsor Implementation and its Impact on Federal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples | Congressional Action Still Needed to Address Disparities in Veterans and Social Security Benefits for Married Same-Sex Couples Washington, DC – Family Equality Council® today praised the [...]

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With mainly new vulnerable immigrants answering the free breakfast call, Brian Brown failed, yet again. Most America did not hear his rally cry – “MARRIAGE-ONE-MAN-ONE-WOMAN-MARRIAGE-ONE-MAN-ONE WOMAN” and most do not give a rats tuchus. Out of the estimated 1500 at his March for Marriage rally, NOM seemed to have mustered up a handful of sign [...]

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 Judge Denies Gay Couple Adoption Protections for Newborn Twins Washington, DC - Family Equality Council today strongly denounced a decision by a Texas judge to bar Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs the ability to second-parent adopt their twin sons and add their names to their birth certificates. The twins were conceived through a surrogate and the [...]

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