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Schwarzenegger Asks for Same-Sex Marriages to Resume

California’s Attorney General and Governor Schwarzenegger both have asked for California to resume same-sex marriages after the ban on same-sex marriages was struck down last week. Last week, Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages, was struck down as unconstitutional.  Writing…

Judge Rules California’s Ban on Gay Marriage is Unconstitutional

A United States District Court Judge has ruled that California’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, saying the ban “unconstitutionally burdens the exercise of the fundamental right to marry and creates and irrational classification on the basis of sexual orientation.…

Did the Supreme Court Lay the Groundwork for a Future Ruling on Gay Marriage?

Post by Randall Ryder Legal scholars are claiming that one sentence from a recent Supreme Court decision is "tea leaf" that can be interpreted as the Supreme Court’s opinion of gay marriage rights. The phrase appeared in the recent case of…

Federal Judge Declares Federal Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

US District Court Judge Joseph Tauro has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. The ruling is widely regarded as a victory for gay-rights advocates. Eight married gay couples brought the suit, alleging that DOMA denied them…

School Does Not Have to Recognize Religious Group That Excludes Gays

The Supreme Court has held that a California law school does not have to give official recognition to a religious organization that requires all members sign a statement saying "unrepentant participation in or advocacy of a sexually immoral lifestyle" is…

City Not Allowed to Evict Boy Scouts Because of Anti-Gay Policy

A Philadelphia jury held that the city violated the Boy Scouts freedom of association rights by trying to evict them from a city owned building. The city said the Boy Scouts anti-gay policies violated the city’s anti-discrimination statutes. The Boy…

Labor Department to Equalize Family Leave Rights for Gay Employees

The US Labor Department plans to update regulations related to the family medical leave act (FMLA) that would extend those rights to gay employees. The FMLA allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave every year to…