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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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 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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Great News Executive Order to Ban Discrimination Against LGBT Americans by Federal Contractors and we did it together! President Obama is set to sign a long sought after Executive Order banning discrimination against LGBT Americans by Federal Contractors. Many LGBT organizations and activists have been holding the President for years to make good on his [...]

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By Melanie Nathan, May 14, 2014 Today, with thanks, we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the introduction of Bella Abzug’s extraordinary comprehensive gay civil rights bill to Congress, known as the Equality Act of 1974, and we call all who are silent, to speak out for the demise of its flawed inadequate substitute, The Employment [...]

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After a somewhat confusing run around emanating from the Arkansas marriage equality decision, a federal district court in Boise, Idaho issued a decision striking down Idaho’s marriage equality ban and ordered the state to allow same-sex couples to marry and to recognize the marriages of couples who married in other states. The court’s order takes effect [...]

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Described as a resilient teacher and community advocate, Jefferson Fietek announces his run for Minnesota House of Representatives, 36A .  It has always been Fietek’s mission to ensure the voices of his community are heard and fought for and so he is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives, in District 36A, recently receiving the DFL [...]

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan ordered the County Clerks of Illinois today to start marrying same-sex couples with immediate effect. Read Governor Quinn’s statement:-

Texas Wins Same-Sex Marriage . February 26th, 2014
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Reports have come in that a Federal Judge has struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, and at the same time stayed marriages pending appeal. Stay tuned as more comes in on the newly acquired marriage equality for Texas. THINK PROGRESS REPORTS: “A federal judge has ruled that Texas’s ban on same-sex marriage violates [...]

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