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Utah Man Starving Himself to Stop Same-Sex Marriages

Utah Man Starving Himself to Stop Same-Sex Marriages
A Utah man who believes a federal judge acted unconstitutionally in ordering officials to permit same-sex marriage in the state has been fasting since December 21, he says, and will keep doing so until state officials refuse to obey the federal judge. He invokes the founding fathers in his call for nullification.
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New Mexico Affirms Equality of Marriage, Colorado Holds It's Breath

 New Mexico Affirms Equality of Marriage, Colorado Holds It's Breath
Gay rights supporters in Colorado are applauding the New Mexico Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state, celebrating the unanimous decision as yet another in a cascade of similar developments coast to coast that underscore the progress the movement for equal rights in the U.S. has made in the last decade.
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Hawaii Gov to Sign Marriage Equality Into Law, Obama 'Even Prouder' to be Hawaiian

Hawaii Gov to Sign Marriage Equality Into Law, Obama 'Even Prouder' to be Hawaiian
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is expected to sign a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage, expanding the state's aloha spirit and positioning the islands for more newlywed tourists. The measure will allow thousands of gay couples living in Hawaii and even more tourists to marry in the state starting Dec. 2. Another 14 states and the District of Columbia already allow same-sex marriage, while a bill is awaiting the governor's signature in Illinois.
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Oskar Garcia
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Christie Relents, Withdraws Appeal On Same-Sex Marriage

 Christie Relents, Withdraws Appeal On Same-Sex Marriage
Gov. Chris Christie has dropped his appeal to legalized same-sex marriages in New Jersey. In an email, the governor's office says it submitted a formal withdrawal to the state Supreme Court Monday morning.
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The Socially Conservative State of…California?

The Socially Conservative State of…California?
The stereotype is that Californians are very socially liberal. California is, after all, home to San Francisco and Berkeley — the natural environment of the godless hippie and homosexual. Hollywood is also located in California, and Hollywood's not exactly a bastion of social conservatism. It may surprise some then to note that in the past four years, Californians have voted against gay marriage, marijuana and the abolition of the death penalty.
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George H. Bush, an Official Witness at Same-Sex Wedding

George H. Bush, an Official Witness at Same-Sex Wedding
Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends, his spokesman said Wednesday. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, attended the ceremony joining Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen as private citizens and friends on Saturday, spokesman Jim McGrath said.
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State Senator Thinks Colorado's Civil Unions Bill is a 'Mind-Control Experiment'

State Senator Thinks Colorado's Civil Unions Bill is a 'Mind-Control Experiment'
On Tuesday, Colorado State Senator Kent Lambert appeared in person on the "Pray In Jesus Name" program along with its demon-obsessed, ex-gay exorcist host "Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt where Lambert declared that Colorado's civil unions law is an effort to implement "mind-control" and that allowing transgender children to use the proper bathroom is just like "the kind of agendas that the greatest dictators in world history have tried to press in the past."
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New Mexico's Marriage Equality Fight Expands to Seventh County

New Mexico's Marriage Equality Fight Expands to Seventh County
The legal fight over gay marriage in New Mexico broadened Tuesday as a seventh county announced plans to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Grant County Clerk Robert Zamarripa said his office will comply with a judge's ruling issued Tuesday and will begin providing the licenses next week.
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Barry Massey
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Marriage Equality Takes Major Step in New Mexico, GOP Pushback Begins

Marriage Equality Takes Major Step in New Mexico, GOP Pushback Begins
A New Mexico judge on Monday declared same-sex marriage legal, ordering the clerk of the state's most populous county to join two other counties in issuing licenses for gay and lesbian couples. State District Judge Alan Malott ruled New Mexico's constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
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Jeri Clausing
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Iowa Still Denying Accurate Birth Certificates to Same Sex Parents

Iowa Still Denying Accurate Birth Certificates to Same Sex Parents
Despite a previous ruling from the Iowa Supreme Court, the Iowa Department of Public Health is still refusing to immediately issue accurate birth certificates for all children born to married lesbian parents. Same-sex married couples are being told by the Iowa Department of Public Health that they must follow an affidavit process and obtain certified copies of their marriage license before accurate birth certificates can be issued. These requirements do not apply to non-gay Iowa families.
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