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The Supreme Following two landmark Supreme Court decisions this morning of the Netherlands ruled that is not discriminatory not to allow same-sex couples to marry, because marriage is open to procreation.
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Rick Snyder says Michigan will recognize about same-sex marriages performed in ". City Attorney Dennis Herrera called the ruling a great victory.
The Big Story [AP]. New York's Court of Appeals rejected a broad attempt by gay and lesbian couples across the state to win the right to marry, ruling that denying marriage to same-sex couples did not violate the State Constitution.
Read More. Debates over the tension between religious liberty and discrimination will continue. Pictured here, Harry Hay leftone of the founders of the gay rights movement, brushes the cheek of his partner John Burnside on July 19,at their home in San Francisco. They appealed to the Supreme Court on the grounds that Following two landmark Supreme Court decisions this morning were deprived of their due process, equal protection and privacy rights.
Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act DOMA , and ruled that legally-married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. The Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled that same-sex couples are at a legal disadvantage by being excluded from marriage and ordered Congress to rectify this issue by June 20, Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, signed the bill a week after its final passage in the Legislature.
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