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Elton John and Longtime Partner David Furnish Tie the Knot

Elton John and Longtime Partner David Furnish Tie the Knot   Same-sex marriage was recently legalized in England and TVGuide.com has reported that the couple has been together since 1993 and that they entered into a British civil partnership on the day it came into law in 2005. Now, it…>read more

No Comment March 31, 2014

Temporary Stay Issued in Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Case

Temporary Stay Issued in Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Case   Some 100 couples are questioning whether or not they really are married after paying a license fee and said “I do” in the state of Michigan. Late on Saturday, the U.S. 6th Court of Appeals ruled a temporary stay…>read more

No Comment March 24, 2014

Steve Beshear Hires Private Firm to Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Case

Steve Beshear Hires Private Firm to Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Case   Kentucky governor Steve Beshear has asked a U.S Federal Judge to delay the effective date of his ruling allowing state recognition of same-sex marriages. Governor Steve Beshear asked the judge for a delay, according to the Washington Post, in…>read more

No Comment March 17, 2014

Tennessee Must Temporarily Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Tennessee Must Temporarily Recognize Same-Sex Marriage   While many jurisdictions have legalized same-sex civil marriage through court rulings, legislative action, and popular vote, four states prohibit same-sex civil marriage by statute and 29 prohibit it in their constitutions. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), enacted in…>read more

No Comment March 16, 2014

Attorney General in Oregon Will Not Defend Gay Marriage Ban

Attorney General in Oregon Will Not Defend Gay Marriage Ban   The attorney general in Oregon, Ellen Rosenblum, said in a federal court filing on Thursday that she would not defend the state ban on same-sex marriage, according to Bloomberg.   In the court filing, Rosenblum said that the law…>read more

No Comment February 21, 2014

Federal Court Compels Kentucky to Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

Federal Court Compels Kentucky to Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages   U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II in the Western District of Kentucky at Louisville has struck down Kentucky’s constitutional and statutory provisions that excluded same-sex couples married out-of-state from state recognition and marriage benefits available to opposite-sex couples…>read more

No Comment February 13, 2014

The Forum for Equality Louisiana Challenging State’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

The Forum for Equality Louisiana Challenging State’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage   A legal challenge will be mounted against the Louisiana Constitution’s prohibition of same-sex marriages performed legally in other states, according to The Times-Picayune. The group mounting the challenge is the Forum for Equality Louisiana. The group will be joined…>read more

No Comment February 12, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder Expands Rights of Same-Sex Married Couples

Attorney General Eric Holder Expands Rights of Same-Sex Married Couples   Attorney General Eric Holder announced widespread changes within the U.S. Justice Department to bring the rights of legally married same-sex couples at par with legally married heterosexual couples. The changes were unveiled by Holder in a speech at New…>read more

No Comment February 10, 2014

Federal Benefits to be Extended to Same-Sex Married Couples

Federal Benefits to be Extended to Same-Sex Married Couples   On Saturday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder  said in a speech that the federal government will begin treating same-sex married couples as equals with heterosexual married couples, according to The New York Times.   “In every courthouse, in every…>read more

No Comment February 10, 2014

Nigeria Passes Law to Ban Gay Meetings

Nigeria Passes Law to Ban Gay Meetings   Africa seems to be gearing up on criminalizing homosexuality. While a bill was passed in Uganda last month to punish “aggravated” homosexual acts with life imprisonment, Nigeria has now passed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act which makes it…>read more

No Comment January 20, 2014

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