Op-Ed: Marriage Equality, the Courts, and Religious Liberty: How Much of a Conflict

The League of Ordinary Gentlemen
November 19, 2009
Mark Thompson refutes claims by Rod Dreher that marriage equality will allegedly "undermine religious liberty." Thompson: "The freedom to marry, in and of itself, thus presents no greater a problem for religious liberty than does no-fault divorce." [Link]

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N.Y. Court: Married Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Benefits

The Associated Press
November 19, 2009
New York's top court on Thursday rejected the anti-gay Alliance Defense Fund's legal challenge that sought to take away some government protections granted to same-sex couples married in other jurisdictions and now living in N.Y. [Link]

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New York Court Upholds Honoring Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

City Room (The New York Times)
November 19, 2009
The policy of honoring marriages on equal terms was upheld in a ruling today by the NY Court of Appeals, with a strong and repeated plea by the High Court to the Legislature to act on the underlying question of the freedom to marry in New York state. [Link]

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Texans: Are you really married? Maybe not.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
November 18, 2009
Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston lawyer and Democratic candidate for Texas attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 state constitutional amendment banning marriage equality endangers the legal status of all marriages in the state. [Link]

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D.C. Marriage Equality Opponents Sue to Force Referendum

The Washington Post
November 19, 2009
Bishop Harry Jackson, represented by the anti-gay Alliance Defense Fund, on Wednesday filed suit in D.C. Superior Court against the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics' decision to block a proposed ballot measure aimed at banning marriage equality in the District. [Link]

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Judge Orders Compensation for Gay Couple Who Were Denied Healthcare, Other Benefits

The Los Angeles Times
November 19, 2009
U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt on Wednesday ordered compensation for a Los Angeles man denied federal employee benefits for his husband because of the federal DOMA. [Link]

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Iowa Conservatives Still Focused on Marriage Equality

The Associated Press
November 17, 2009
Some anti-gay activists in Iowa say they plan to make marriage equality a central issue in next year's legislative elections and governor's race. The activists say they want to lobby lawmakers to change the state's constitution to ban marriage equality and possibly push to oust the Iowa Supreme Court justices whose decision lifted the state's marriage ban. [Link]

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GLAD moves for summary judgment in Gill v. OPM, wants Section 3 of DOMA declared unconstitutional

AMERICAblog Gay
November 17, 2009
Today, GLAD filed its response to the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss the Gill vs. Office of Personnel Management lawsuit -- and moved for summary judgment. GLAD is requesting the judge to issue a ruling in its favor, as a matter of law, without proceeding to a trial by finding Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional as applied to the plaintiffs in the Gill case. [Link]

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D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics Releases Memorandum Opinion and Order on Marriage Initiative of 2

District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics
November 17, 2009
The Board concluded that the "Marriage Initiative of 2009" would, if passed, strip same-sex couples who have previously entered into marriages of rights afforded to them by that recognition. Accordingly, the Board ordered that the Initiative be received but not accepted under D.C. Code section 1-1001.16(b)(2), which prohibits the Board from accepting an initiative that authorizes discrimination prohibited under the District of Columbia Human Rights Act. [Link]

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Buenos Aires Grants First Marriage License to Same-Sex Couple

The Associated Press
November 16, 2009
Jose Maria Di Bello and his partner, Alex Freyre, were granted a marriage license in Buenos Aires on Monday after a judge ruled that a ban on marriage equality violates Argentina's constitution. Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri said the city will not appeal -- "in effect inviting other same-sex couples to pursue their rights in court as well." [Link]

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