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RI marriage battle turns to alternatives

On Tuesday, Rhode Island lawmakers took up legislation that would provide same-sex couples (and other dependents unable to marry) with many of the benefits of marriage, but stop short of legalizing same-sex “marriage.” A House committee held a hearing on

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9th Circuit lets Prop 8 stand during appeal

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied a motion which would have forced California to immediately resume same-sex “marriage” while the court considers a case challenging Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment which defines marriage as a union

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Indiana marriage amendment moves forward

There was great news out of Indiana this week as the voters in the Hoosier State got one step closer to being able to vote on a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

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DOMA battle continues in Congress

Though House Speaker Boehner has acted to have Congress defend the challenge to DOMA in the court system, some of his colleagues have filed opposing bills about the DOMA and are actively signing up co-sponsors. Rep. Vicky Hatzler (R-MO) has

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DOMA defense now in the House’s hands

On Friday, House Speaker John Boehner released a statement saying that he will “convene a meeting of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group for the purpose of initiating action by the House to defend” the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). “It

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