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26/06/2013
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US Supreme Court in historic rulings on gay marriage

The US Supreme Court has struck down a law denying federal benefits to gay couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. The justices said that the Defense of Marriage Act, known as Doma, discriminated against same-sex couples. They declined to rule on California’s prohibition of gay marriage, known as Proposition 8, in effect allowing such unions to resume in the state. Continue reading

05/10/2009
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The High Price of Being a Gay Couple

As for the emotional costs of living with these added complexities, they can’t be quantified. Frederick Hertz, a lawyer in Oakland, Calif., who works with same-sex couples, likens heterosexual marriage to being in the car pool lane. “Being part of a same-sex couple, it’s always stop. Wait. Pay a toll,” he said. Continue reading

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