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3 states enact same-sex marriage

Three more states legalized same-sex marriage on Election Day, bringing the total number of jurisdictions nationwide recognizing it to double digits. In Maine, Maryland and Washington, voters approved gay marriage by affirmatively voting it into law through ballot measures. All ...

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Delay in DOMA cases?

New filing are expected at the U.S. Supreme Court in pending certiorari petitions involving the constitutional challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, a law prohibiting the federal recognition of same-sex marriages even where they are allowed under state law. ...

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Second Circuit — Same-Sex Marriage: Windsor v. United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Same-Sex Marriage Defense of Marriage Act Windsor v. United States 12-2335-cv(L) Judges Jacobs, Straub and Droney Background: The intervenor Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives appealed from an ...

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Lawyers focus on same-sex spouses

New York now recognizes same-sex marriages, but once all the rice has been thrown, the last photo taken and the cake cut, newlyweds are waking up to realize the rights they’re entitled to aren’t nearly as cut and dried as ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Same-Sex Marriage: Opinion 11-87

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Same-Sex Marriage Religious Beliefs Opinion 11-87 Background: In reference to the Marriage Equality Act, a judge asked for advice on the following questions: (1) may he ethically refuse to conduct same-sex marriages as such ...

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Town clerk in same-sex marriage flap re-elected

LEDYARD — A town clerk in the Finger Lakes who refuses to personally issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs has won her re-election race. Longtime Ledyard town clerk Rose Marie Belforti defeated Ed Easter, a ...

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Same-sex weddings continue as opponents sue over law

NIAGARA FALLS — Opponents of New York's gay marriage law filed the first lawsuit challenging the measure, an anticipated salvo that came Monday as dozens of same-sex couples exchanged vows in a group ceremony overlooking Niagara Falls a day after the first gay weddings.

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