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CO Bill Would Allow Gay Couples to File Joint Federal Tax Returns

CO Bill Would Allow Gay Couples to File Joint Federal Tax Returns
“The bill does two things,” says Colorado State Senator Pat Steadman. “It changes last year’s civil unions law to remove the prohibition against civil union partners filling joint returns… And it removes language from the state income tax law that talks about married couples or makes reference to husbands and wives. Basically, it makes the language gender neutral.”
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No Gays Allowed: Keeping Marriage Equality Out of Immigration Reform

No Gays Allowed: Keeping Marriage Equality Out of Immigration Reform
Immigration in America has always maintained the importance of keeping the nuclear family together, but what happens when the tradition of marriage is changing in America to include gay couples? Is there room for a provision in immigration reform to include an immigrant couple's rights to marriage equality?
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SCOTUS Could Pick a Gay Marriage Case

November 30, 2012 looms large for the American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in it’s fight for equality. The nine justices of the Supreme Court will hold a closed-door conference to select which, if any, of the major LGBT cases they will hear.
The Supreme Court is not required to accept any certain number of the thousands of cases it is asked to review. In fact, during one term, there’s only enough time for the Court to hear 100 or so cases. If they do not accept a case, the decision of the lower court stands and it becomes the final ruling in the case. For instance, if the Supreme Court refuses to hear the lower court’s ruling against Prop 8, then legal same-sex marriage will return to California. The justices also have the option to postpone deciding whether to take a case holding it for consideration at a later conference.
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