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Federal Court to Rule on Marriage Equality in Michigan Within 2 Weeks
On Friday, closing arguments in DeBoer v. Snyder ended nine days of trial. It was the second time a federal court heard expert testimony on the issue of marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
Colorado Governor Shows Support for Marriage Equality
Gov. Hickenlooper’s support was echoed by both Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Congressmembers Jared Polis, Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter as part of the launch of “Why Marriage Matters Colorado."
Federal Judge strikes down Texas marriage ban, grants preliminary injunction
This is the fifth time a federal court has ruled laws prohibiting gay and lesbian couples from marrying unconstitutional, and the fourth in two months.
Federal Judge orders Kentucky to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages
Federal District Court struck down Kentucky’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside of the Bluegrass State. Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled that laws enumerated in the Kentucky Constitution “deny validly married same-sex couples equal recognition and benefits under Kentucky and federal law.
Federal judge OK’s marriage equality in Oklahoma, finds marriage ban unconstitutional
An federal judge in Oklahoma today found that the state’s ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples unconstitutional and stayed his decision pending appeal.
Missouri to recognize married gay and lesbian couples for tax returns
Thursday Governor Jay Nixon, a conservative Democrat, issued an executive order to allow legally married gay couples to file joint state tax returns if they also file jointly for their federal taxes.
Gay and Lesbian Couples Now Able to Get Married in Hawaii
At the stroke of midnight, Hawaii became the fifteen state where gay and lesbian couples can get married, in addition to Washington, DC.
10 years ago, a historic decision brought marriage equality to Massachusetts
The historic decision, authored by Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, was the final result of a case brought by seven gay and lesbian couples who lived in the state. They were represented by Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders,
Hawaii becomes 16th state with marriage equality
At long last, marriage equality is coming to Hawaii. The state’s legislature just approved marriage equality legislation and Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie is expected to sign it into law.
One year since historic election for marriage equality
One year ago today, voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington went to the polls and voted in favor of the freedom to marry, and in Minnesota they voted down an amendment to the state’s constitution.