The Supreme Court Ruling: DOMA

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By: Jason Howe     Ding dong the witch is dead! What does it feel like to be like everyone else? Well, the crew from Telemundo just left.  My mother is happily tearing up in the living room as her beloved CNN devotes wall-to-wall coverage to the Supreme Court’s death blow – or rather, its refusal […]

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The Pending Supreme Court Case That Could Change Lives

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By: Jason Howe Sometimes the question pounces from the most unexpected directions. I was sitting in our daughters’ playpen, reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” for the third time that day.  That’s when our nanny sprung it on me: “Are you the father and Adrián is the mother?” she asked.  She’d worked for us for nearly a year […]

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Equality: Birthday, Role Models and the SCOTUS Blog

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By-Trey Darnell Over the past couple of weeks, our focus along with many other LGBTQ individuals has been at the Supreme Court of the United States.  As a collective group, we are awaiting decisions on two different cases. One case involves California’s Proposition 8 and the second involves the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act […]

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DOMA Decision Derails Detroit Court Ruling

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  April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, a lesbian couple seeking marriage equality, will have to wait a little longer as Judge Friedman decided not to issue an opinion in the DeBoer case until after the United States Supreme Court has decided both the California Prop 8 and Windsor (DOMA challenge) cases.  Friedman felt those decisions […]

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Marriage Equality Reaches the Supreme Court

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By Judge Anne Levinson (Ret.) and David Ward In the next few months, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide on two major cases involving marriage for same-sex couples.  The Court will hear oral arguments on March 26 and 27, with decisions expected by late June. Many have asked how these cases could affect LGBT couples […]

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The Asterisk

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By:  Matthew Nathan I could hear the anxiety in Adrian’s voice as soon as I answered the phone. “I just got my birth certificate from Spain,” he said. “They’ve amended it to say we’re married.” We’re all about shattering stereotypes. Even though half my bloodline is so New England WASP that I practically bleed maple […]

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Love…A Case For Same Sex Marriage

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By: Tracy J. Thomas I sat on my couch yesterday nursing a bad head cold as I followed a live blog that fed directly from the Federal Courthouse in San Francisco.  The closing arguments for Perry et al. v Schwarzenegger et al. were finally being heard by Judge Vaughn Walker following a three-week trial held […]

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In Battle Over Gay Marriage, Timing May Be Key

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From The New York Times By: Adam Liptak In a San Francisco courtroom two weeks ago, a prominent lawyer opposed to same-sex marriage made a concession that could mark a turning point in the legal wars over the purpose and meaning of marriage. The lawyer, Charles J. Cooper, has studied the matter deeply, and his […]

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