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Posted 1 year ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Allows Gay Marriage To Resume in California

The U.S. Supreme Court today sent back a challenge to California’s gay marriage ban for lack of standing, which will most likely bring full marriage equality to the state. Because state officials declined to defend the law, the court reasoned in a 5-4 decision, the parties who challenged a district court ruling that threw out the ban had no right to bring an appeal. “We have never before upheld the standing of a private party to defend constitutionality of a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
Minnesota Gov. Signs Marriage Equality into Law

Months after Minnesota voters declined to enshrine a ban on gay marriage in the state constitution, Gov. Mark Dayton today signed a bill that permits gay and lesbian couples to tie the knot. “What a difference a year and an election can make in our state,” Dayton said at the signing. “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness should certainly include the right to marry the person you love.” The state Senate passed the bill yesterday by a 37-30 vote …

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Posted 2 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
Will Supreme Court Punt on Gay Marriage Case?

The U.S. Supreme Court today heard arguments in a case that could potentially grant marriage rights to gay couples in all 50 states, but the justices indicated that they would punt the issue instead. Hollingsworth v. Perry is the first case the Supreme Court has ever heard on same-sex marriage, at a moment when the country’s support for equality has reached an all-time high. The journey of LGBT marriage to Washington, D.C., has taken years. In 2008, the California Supreme …

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Posted 2 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
Historic Gay Marriage Cases Before Supreme Court Next Week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in two cases that have the potential to change the face of LGBT rights and bring marriage equality to all Americans. In Windsor v. United States, the court will rule on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriage. In Hollingsworth v. Perry, the justices will consider California’s Proposition 8 measure that banned LGBT marriage in the state. The court could uphold the law, …

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