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Tag Archives: same-sex marriage

D.C. court sees increase in marriage applications

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Superior Court says it is adding a second marriage ceremony room and boosting marriage bureau staffing to accommodate an increase in applications believed to be the result of a gay marriage ruling by the Supreme Court ...

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Pa. judge orders end to same-sex marriage licenses

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday ordered a suburban Philadelphia clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini said Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes did not have the power ...

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NAACP President Ben Jealous to step down this year

WASHINGTON — The NAACP’s board is forming a search committee to find the next president and CEO for the nation’s largest civil rights organization, its chairwoman said Monday. Chairwoman Roslyn Brock said during a conference call that she expects the ...

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After DOMA ruling, legal quagmire for same-sex couples

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year striking down part of a statute barring the recognition of same-sex marriage under federal law has created confusion on the ground as same-sex couples begin applying for benefits they still may not be qualified to receive.

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Civil rights includes gays 50 years after march

WASHINGTON — Months before Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” declaration galvanized a quarter-million people at the 1963 March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was planning all the essential details to keep the crowd orderly and engaged. Rustin, who ...

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FEC: Treat contributions from all married couples equally

WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission ruled Thursday that the political contributions of married same-sex couples should be treated equally to the donations of married straight couples, acting after a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court on gay marriage. The ...

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