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DOJ asks Texas judge to reconsider ruling blocking FMLA benefits for same-sex couples

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The U.S. Justice Department is appealing a federal judge in Texas' temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to married, same-sex couples. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015
Suzanne Bryant, left, and Sarah Goodfriend, right, pose with their marriage license following a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Austin, Texas.
Texas has won the right to have gays and lesbians fired for taking medical leave. The state's also working on a sneaky work-around to stop marriage equality, just in case the Supreme Court overturns the state's ban. [...]

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Federal judge in Texas temporarily blocks FMLA benefits for married, same‑sex couples

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration from implementing a new rule under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that extends equal benefits to married, same-sex couples. [...]

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Texas lawmakers hear bill banning issuing of same-sex marriage licenses

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear same-sex marriage arguments this summer. The bill aims to ensure that, regardless of their ruling, same-sex marriage would face challenges in Texas. [...]

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Bar patron says he was assaulted, called gay slur by hotel bouncer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Bobby Beltran, 31, says the incident occurred March 15 after he and a his friends were asked to leave the W Hotel bar because they were too drunk. [...]

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Texas lawmakers to hear bill to block marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages - even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes them. [...]

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Roy Moore: ‘No court has authority to redefine what God proposed in Genesis’

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks at the Defense of the Texas Marriage Amendment Rally outside of the Texas State Capitol on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
“Nothing in the Constitution of the United States, nothing in the laws or precedence of the federal courts give federal courts any authority over domestic policy of family and marriage..." [...]

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Texas same-sex marriage opponents call for ‘Biblical marriage’ in rally at state capitol

Monday, March 23, 2015
Marriage equality opponents rally outside the Texas state capitol in Austin on Monday, March 23, 2015.
About 250 people gathered Monday afternoon at the Texas Capitol to rally in support of what they call "Biblical marriage" at an event headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015
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It's been nearly two months since marriage was supposed to start in Alabama, and the state still doesn't have its act together, and Texas has filed a lawsuit to prevent married same-sex couples from taking family medical leave. [...]

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Marriage equality opponents plan rally at Texas capitol with Roy Moore

Sunday, March 22, 2015
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There’s not likely to be cake-cutting this time, but conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage in Texas are staging a Capitol steps rally with outspoken gay rights opponent Roy Moore. [...]

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