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Pa. County Clerk’s Stand Sparks Marriage Equality Showdown

A Pennsylvania judge ordered a county clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, which he’s done since shortly after the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June. This week, the county pledged to fight back by appealing the ruling. After the defeat of DOMA, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a suit alleging the unconstitutionality of the state’s same-sex marriage ban, in effect since 1996. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen …

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Posted 5 years ago in Immigration by Jennifer King  
Supreme Court Poised to Hear Arizona Immigration Law Arguments

  The US Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments in the immigration-law case that pits the state of Arizona against the US federal government. At issue are four key provisions in the state’s anti-immigration law, which a federal judge blocked from going into effect in 2010. Those provisions: Require police who conduct traffic stops to carry out immigration status checks on people they suspect of being immigrants Allow police to hold detainees until their immigration status is confirmed Require …

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