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Ted Cruz, Mike Lee Introduce Bill to Stem Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses

With virtually no chance of passage in the current Congress, the Cruz-Lee bill appears to be motivated by politics.(Pictured above: Sens. Mike Lee, left, and Ted Cruz)

With virtually no chance of passage in the current Congress, the Cruz-Lee bill appears to be motivated by politics.

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Marriage Equality Moves Forward in New Jersey as Gov. Christie Drops Appeal

After a long fight against marriage equality, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally allowed the state to move forward with granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

After a long fight against marriage equality, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally allowed the state to move forward with granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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This Week in Sex: Same-Sex Marriage, Donor Eggs, and Football

While New Jersey's governor is still fighting same-sex marriage in court, ceremonies are set to begin on Monday and the state's newly elected senator says he will be conducting some of them.

While New Jersey’s governor is still fighting same-sex marriage in court, ceremonies are set to begin on Monday and the state’s newly elected senator says he will be conducting some of them.

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Two Republican Governors Remind Us That Same-Sex Marriage Is Not a Reality for All

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett compares same-sex marriage to incest on TV.

New Jersey’s governor appeals a state court’s decision to start allowing marriage for same-sex couples, while the governor of neighboring Pennsylvania goes on TV and compares same-sex marriage to incest.

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50 Years After the March on Washington, Still Fighting for Jobs and Freedom

The March on Washington, 1963.

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I can’t help but notice that many of the gains made as a result of the Civil Rights Movement are being rolled back.

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Texas Supreme Court Takes a Look at Marriage Equality

TX state capitol building

The legal battle over marriage equality in the state is getting mixed up in the 2014 midterm elections as conservatives urge the court to let Texas discriminate against same-sex couples.

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Legal Wrap: Finally Some Justice for Bei Bei Shuai

Bei Bei Shuai's prosecution finally comes to an end.

Bei Bei Shuai’s prosecution finally comes to an end, and more good news from federal courts reviewing state-level abortion restrictions.

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What’s Next in the Marriage Equality Fight? The States, Then SCOTUS Once More

A month since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, the limits of the decision are already being tested in federal courts across the country.

A month since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, the limits of the decision are already being tested in federal courts across the country.

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Gay Is Not the New Black: The Supreme Court and the Politics of Misrecognition

LGBTQ rights are not the single civil rights issue of our time. To think otherwise, as all too many do, is the same sort of misrecognition that shaped the Supreme Court’s VRA ruling: the notion that the work of the civil rights movement is done, and it’s time for LGBTQ people to take up their mantle. (Protest sign from Dyke March NYC.)

LGBTQ rights are not the single civil rights issue of our time. To think otherwise, as all too many do, is the same sort of misrecognition that shaped the Supreme Court’s VRA ruling: the notion that the work of the civil rights movement is done, and it’s time for LGBTQ people to take up their mantle.

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Why Justice Alito May Be the Most Dangerous Man on the Bench

Between his dissent in Windsor and his majority opinion in Vance, Justice Alito proves he's willing to do the Bishop's bidding.

For Justice Samuel Alito, the Defense of Marriage Act and workplace discrimination cases represent the coming together of two very real threats to him: advancing equality in society and advancing equality in the workplace.

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