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Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling Needed

Marriage equality for same-sex couples gained momentum recently as a federal district court ruled unconstitutional the anti-equality California Proposition 8 passed by voters in 2008, and the electorate in the states of Maine, Washington, and Maryland passed ballot measures legalizing marriage for same-sex couples. A

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CA Supremes Do the Supreme Wimp Out

As many New England states and Iowa (for pete’s sake) move to approve marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, the state that has been the trendsetter for equality has taken a giant step back as the state Supreme Court upheld the discriminatory Prop 8

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Iowa Court Unanimous: Same-Sex Marriage OK!

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that same-gender marriage is legal in this state! The decision makes Iowa the first Midwestern state, and the fourth nationwide, to allow same-sex marriages. Lawyers for Lambda Legal, a gay rights group that financed the court battle and