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Birth mother jailed in Pa. same-sex custody dispute

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MERCER, Pa. -- A woman has been jailed for contempt of court in western Pennsylvania for moving to Ohio with her 12-year-old birth daughter in violation of a judge's order in a bitter same-sex custody dispute. ...

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GOP lawmaker wants to ban feds from recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages

APU.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas)
WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require federal agencies to use a person's state of residence to determine federal recognition of marital status. ...

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Colo. lawmaker wants to allow joint state tax returns for married gay couples

Pat Steadman
DENVER -- A Colorado lawmaker who sponsored the state's civil unions law, says he will introduce a bill this week aimed at allowing married same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns. ...

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Advocacy groups mobilize to support married, same-sex couples in Utah

Hundreds of same-sex couples wrapped around two floors at the Salt Lake County Complex on Dec.   23 waiting to obtain marriage licenses.
LGBT advocacy groups on Thursday began mobilizing efforts in response to Utah governor Gary Herbert's announcement Wednesday that the state was putting "on hold" the recognition of same-sex unions performed after a federal judge ruled against Utah's ban on same-sex ...

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Lambda Legal seeks to combine lawsuits over Houston same-sex couple benefits

Houston mayor Annise Parker
HOUSTON -- Lambda Legal on Thursday asked a U.S. District Court judge to combine two separate lawsuits filed against Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the City of Houston, one seeking to prevent and the other to preserve spousal benefits to ...

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Joint Mo. tax returns from married, same-sex couples spurs lawsuit

Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Mo.)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --- A lawsuit is challenging Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's order that the state accept jointly filed tax returns from same-sex couples legally married in other states. ...

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Russian actor who wants to burn gays alive, wants Putin to criminalize sodomy

Ivan Okhlobystin
A popular Russian actor, who last month said he wants to burn gay people alive because they pose a danger to his children, has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring back a Soviet law criminalizing “sodomy.” ...

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Utah: ‘Recognition of same-sex marital status ON HOLD until further notice’

Gov. Gary Herbert (R-Utah)
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah governor Gary Herbert’s office late Tuesday instructed state agencies not to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples that were solemnized in the 17 days between a federal judge’s ruling to allow same-sex marriage in Utah, ...

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N.M. governor says she won’t push for constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Gov. Susana Martinez (R-N.M.)
SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico governor Susana Martinez said Monday that she won’t push for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in New Mexico in the upcoming legislative session. ...

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Same-sex marriage ban on agenda as Indiana lawmakers back in session

Indiana State House in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana lawmakers began their 2014 legislative session Tuesday with a packed schedule that includes considering placing the state's gay marriage ban in the constitution. ...

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