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Same-Sex Marriage Bans Violate the Equal Protection Clause. End of Story

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.

There is no legitimate overriding purpose for subjecting gays and lesbians to invidious discrimination based on sexual orientation, because, ultimately, once you chip away at arguments against same-sex marriage, you’re left with nothing but “because it’s gross.” And “Ewww” is not a reason to deny an entire class of citizens a fundamental right.

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Legal Wrap: Marriage Equality, Contraception, and the NRA Teaming Up With Anti-Abortion Groups

Sacramento, California, November 22, 2008: Protest against the passage of Proposition 8.

While the Supreme Court took up marriage equality, the NRA and anti-abortion groups joined forces to block an important judicial appointment.

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Dear Everyone Discussing Marriage Equality: ‘Gender’ and ‘Sexuality’ Are Not the Same Thing

Is the Prop 8 case really about gender, as I keep hearing? It seems to me that no one really cares if two women are raising a child together, unless those two women are lesbians.

Is the Prop 8 case really about gender, as I keep hearing? It seems to me that no one really cares if two women are raising a child together, unless those two women are lesbians.

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Contradictions and Conservatism Muddle Hopes for Change Under Jesuit Pope

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Bergoglio’s past statements show a lack of understanding of how fundamental reproductive autonomy is to economic justice.

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Could Same-Sex Spouse Benefits Be on the Way for Missouri Citizens?

Major Alan G. Rogers holding hands with his partner on the left at a same-sex wedding ceremony on June 28, 2006.

The Missouri Supreme Court could follow Kansas’ lead in recognizing legal protections for same-sex partnerships.

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Legal Wrap: Kansas Courts Embrace Same-Sex Parenting, Lawmakers Punish the Poor

In states like Kansas and Oklahoma the fight for reproductive justice is raging, and making progress.

In states like Kansas and Oklahoma the fight for reproductive justice is raging, and making progress.

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Kansas Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Same-Sex Parenting Rights

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A landmark ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court shows change is coming, even to the plains.

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TV Recognizes the “Modern Family”—Why Not Governments?

TV's "Modern Family."

Real-life individuals in same-sex couples, or those who live with someone of a different race or generation from themselves, often face daily struggles to protect their families from legal uncertainty and publicly articulated disgust.

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Montana Supreme Court Rejects Request For Equal Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

Montana's Judicial Branch. Photo: Mt.gov.

In a 4-3 decision the state’s highest court refused to affirmatively find that same sex couples are entitled to the same benefits as opposite sex couples.

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Why Justice Scalia’s Ties To The Gay Conversion Therapy Movement Matter

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Justice Scalia has close ties to groups that try to “pray away the gay.” For one thing, his son is active in the “gay conversion” movement.

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