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Judge hears arguments in challenge to Mississippi gay marriage ban

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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JACKSON, Miss. -- A federal judge heard five hours of arguments Wednesday about whether to overturn Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, and he pressed attorneys to say whether the state's interests outweigh those of gay or lesbian couples who want the same legal rights as straight couples. [...]

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DOMA attorney to lead federal challenge to Mississippi same-sex marriage ban

Monday, October 20, 2014
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JACKSON, Miss. -- A federal lawsuit has been filed challenging Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage. The challenge was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Jackson on behalf of two same-sex couples and the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE). [...]

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Vikings hire prominent attorneys to help in settlement talks with Chris Kluwe

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe. Ted Wells, whose investigation in Miami found that guard Richie Incognito [...]

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Logo network to air annual ‘Trailblazers’ broadcast to salute gay rights pioneers

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Craig Ruttle, APEdith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision granting gay couples federal marriage benefits, smiles as she cools herself with a fan showing her image during the gay pride march in New York Sunday, June 30, 2013.
NEW YORK -- The Logo network next month will launch what it hopes will become an annual televised event saluting pioneers in the gay rights movement, with the woman who challenged the federal Defense of Marriage act as the first honoree. [...]

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Johns Hopkins Univ. to honor DOMA plaintiff, attorney with honorary degrees

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Plaintiff Edith Windsor (right) and her attorney Roberta Kaplan leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, after the court heard arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act.
BALTIMORE -- Two women involved in a case challenging the federal government's recognition of same-sex marriages that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month. [...]

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Book ignites media slugfest over history of marriage equality movement

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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To say there’s been a flurry of discussion around the release of a new book Tuesday on the legal case that challenged California’s Proposition 8 would be an understatement. The book, “Forcing the Spring,” by The New York Times writer Jo Becker, has been thoroughly pilloried by many plugged-in LGBT [...]

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Appeals court rejects request by DOMA attorney to join Utah marriage hearing

Monday, February 3, 2014
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SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal appeals court says it will not allow an attorney representing three same-sex Utah couples to take part in an upcoming hearing on the state's gay marriage ban. [...]

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