Delaware legalizes civil unions

On Thursday, Delaware made strides towards eliminating marriage discrimination, passing a bill legalizing civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.

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The state of Marriage Equality in 2011

After a 2010 with few marriage equality measures contested outside the courtroom, 2011 will likely see a number of battles state by state across the country.

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Upshot of California marriage equality case: the right-wing had no case

Jonathan Weiler: The right-wing has begun, of course, to scream bloody murder over yet another judicial usurpation [the Prop 8 case]. But cutting through the noise, just remember the underlying reality of the California case - when put to the factual test, the right-wing simply has no case. And it's not a close call.

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Legislation would offer benefits to same-sex partners of Delaware employees

A Delaware House committee approved legislation June 2 that would allow the same-sex domestic partners of state workers to purchase health insurance and receive some pension payments under employee benefits plans.

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Same-Sex Couples Stranded Between Love and Country

The Delaware News Journal
November 16, 2009
Binational Delaware couples discuss how the lack of federal legislation protecting them affects their lives and advocate in favor of three federal bills that would change how the U.S. government recognizes marriages of same-sex couples for immigration purposes. [Link]

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Success comes one state at a time

The Washington Blade
July 19, 2009
As we advance the rights of the LGBT community, we need to remember that the definition of success is often a state-by-state affair. We have to recognize that something is happening, that the tide is slowly beginning to turn and we are seeing some progress. [Link]

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Feeling unwelcome, some gays vacate VA

The Washington Post
August 7, 2006
Art director Beth Lower and her partner, Kati Towle, owned a home in Arlington but didn't know about the Virginia laws until they went to a lawyer to draw up a will and adoption paperwork for Lower after Towle became pregnant. "The lawyer said, 'Don't have that baby in Virginia,' " recalled Lower, who works for a trade association. "We weren't really into Virginia politics, so we didn't really know about any laws that might be working against us." [Link]

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University of Delaware students show support for marriage equality

UDaily
March 15, 2006
Gay and straight students showed their support for marriage equality by joining in symbolic wedding ceremonies on the patio of the Trabant University Center on Monday, March 13, during the third annual "Marry-in." [Link]

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