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Wisconsin’s battle to defend same-sex marriage ban will cost taxpayers $1 million

Sunday, March 29, 2015
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An agreement announced Friday calls for the state to pay the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented eight couples who sued to overturn Wisconsin's 2006 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Civil rights groups seek class action status, demand for marriage equality in Alabama

Friday, March 6, 2015
Milton Persinger, left, and Robert Povilat, both of Mobile, Ala., get married at Government Plaza as the Rev. Sandy O'Steen from Cornerstone Metropolitan Community Church officiates. They were the first same-sex couple to get married in Mobile, Ala., Thursday Feb. 12, 2015.
The motion requests that the federal district court expand their lawsuit to cover all county probate judges in the state. ...

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ACLU wants couple barred from Nebraska same-sex marriage lawsuit

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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The ACLU says Harold B. Wilson and his transgender fiancee Gracy Sedlak have not demonstrated that the seven Nebraska couples already in the suit do not adequately represent the couple's interests. ...

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ACLU sues Indiana school that refuses to allow gay-straight alliance

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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The lawsuit contends the North Putnam Community School Corp. in Bainbridge, Ind., is violating the First Amendment rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance and the students who are now members. ...

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Mich. won’t appeal ruling that overturned ban on domestic partner benefits

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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The state of Michigan won't appeal a decision that struck down a law barring local governments from offering benefits to same-sex domestic partners. ...

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Discrimination complaint filed against Va. school district over restroom policy

Friday, December 19, 2014
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The complaint stems from a new policy that requires transgender students to use restrooms according to their “biological gender." ...

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ACLU dismisses Wisconsin lawsuit seeking recognition of same-sex marriages

Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The state said in October the marriages were valid after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a ruling declaring Wisconsin's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. ...

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Lawyers who fought Wisconsin marriage ban seek $1.2 million in legal fees

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Kem Highfill, left, and Richard Rehm fill out their marriage license at county clerks office Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Madison, Wis. after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
Thirteen lawyers and a team of paralegals spent 2,393 hours on the case; they say the large costs are due to the state's vigorous defense of the ban. ...

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ACLU asks judge to order Kansas officials to allow same-sex marriages

Monday, December 8, 2014
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The ACLU wants a judge to stop officials in Kansas from prohibiting same-sex weddings and denying benefits offered to opposite-sex married couples. ...

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Tenth Circuit denies Kansas’ request for full court hearing on marriage ruling

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Byron White U.S. Courthouse in Denver, the seat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.
DENVER -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday denied a request by the state of Kansas for an en banc hearing on a challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban. An an en banc hearing ...

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