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Iowa County Recorders Can’t Deny Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

The Iowa Attorney General says that county recorders do not have the authority to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Iowa Governor, State Reps React to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

In his first press conference since the Iowa Supreme Court voided the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, Gov. Chet Culver stated voters will ultimately decide the issue.

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Roundup: Vermont Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Vermont legislature overrides Governor’s veto of same-sex marriage bill; assessing new members of the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships; Illinois can’t force pharmacists to dispense EC; Maryland student punished for taking birth control.

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Iowa GOP Blames Dems for Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Despite the fact that Iowa’s defense of marriage act was passed with the help of Democrats, Republicans throughout the state are connecting the dots between the recent court opinion legalizing same-sex marriage and elections in 2010.

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Domestic Partnerships Bill Fails In New Mexico Senate

Last week, the New Mexico Senate voted 25-17 to oppose conferring many of the same rights enjoyed by married couples to same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples in a committed relationship.

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Colombian LGTB Community Recognizes Progress While Calling For Further Rights

Colombian LGBT organizations recognized some legal advancement regarding equal rights, but noted that the progress was due to legal demands made by individuals, not a consequence of a public policy or a legislative action.

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Privacy Sounds Good to Pro-Prop 8 Forces Now

The Mormons, Knights of Columbus, and others who donated in favor of Proposition 8 now want to see their “right to privacy” protected and stay anonymous. Hypocrisy, anyone?

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Domestic Partnerships in New Mexico Advance to Full Senate

After a dramatic vote in New Mexico’s Senate Judiciary Committee, domestic partnership legislation moved toward consideration by the full Senate.

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Iowa Becomes Battleground in Fight for Marriage Equality

Iowa’s next turn in the national spotlight begins today, when the state Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage.

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Massive Layoffs at Focus on the Family After Prop 8 Win

Focus on the Family announced major layoffs to its Colorado Springs-based ministry yesterday. The cutbacks come just weeks after the group pumped more than half a million dollars into the successful effort to pass a gay-marriage ban in California.

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