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    Federal government recognizes same-sex marriages in six more states [W:70,126]

    Federal government recognizes same-sex marriages in six more states - CBS News
    Federal government recognizes same-sex marriages in six more states

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    Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government would recognize the marriages of same-sex couples in six additional states - Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming - bringing the total number of states in which same-sex marriages are federally recognized to 32, plus the District of Columbia.The announcement means that gay couples married in those states can now qualify for a variety of federal benefits, including Social Security and veterans' benefits. Holder made a similar announcement last week with respect to seven other states. [Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin]


    "With each new state where same-sex marriages are legally recognized, our nation moves closer to achieving of full equality for all Americans," the attorney general said in a statement. "We are acting as quickly as possible with agencies throughout the government to ensure that same-sex married couples in these states receive the fullest array of benefits allowable under federal law."The announcement comes after the Supreme Court decided earlier this month to decline to hear any cases involving same-sex marriage, allowing lower court rulings in favor of marriage equality to stand. The decision effectively cleared the way for same-sex marriages in eleven states.[Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming]


    Back-up links:
    Government recognizes same sex marriages in six new states | MSNBC
    Feds will recognize same-sex marriage in 6 new states
    Same-sex marriage now recognized in six additional states | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour
    Holder: US acknowledges gay marriage in six more states, total now 33 including DC | Fox News

    Like I said I dont see the little battles people are desperately and shamelessly trying against equal rights lasting more than 2016 at the absolute latest.
    The war is all but over with bigotry and anti-rights people being destroyed at practically every turn.

    Once again America is righting its wrongs

    Changes/Updates in RED
    10/26/2014 Version 18.0

    32 States with Equal Rights 3falling soon due to federal court precedent and 10 Stayed/Appealed/Pending

    30 States with Equal Rights

    Massachusetts - May 17, 2004
    Connecticut - November 12, 2008
    Iowa - April 27, 2009
    Vermont - September 1, 2009
    New Hampshire - January 1, 2010
    Washing D.C. - March 9, 2010
    FALL OF DADT Dec 18, 2010
    New York - July 24, 2011
    Washington - December 6, 2012
    Maine - December 29, 2012
    Maryland - January 1, 2013
    FALL OF DOMA - June 26, 2013
    California - June 28, 2013
    Delaware - July 1, 2013
    Rhode Island - August 1, 2013
    Minnesota - August 1, 2013
    New Jersey - October 21, 2013
    Illinois - (ruled on Nov 20th 2013) June 1, 2014 effective
    Hawaii - December 2, 2013
    New Mexico – December 19, 2013
    GSK v. Abbott Laboratories - January 21, 2014 (could be huge in gay rights, discrimination/heightened scrutiny)
    Oregon -May 19, 2014
    Pennsylvania- May 20, 2014
    Utah- Oct. 6, 2014
    Oklahoma- Oct. 6, 2014
    Virginia- Oct. 6, 2014
    Wisconsin- Oct 6,. 2014
    Indiana- Oct 6, 2014
    Colorado- Oct 7, 2014
    Nevada- Oct. 9, 2014
    West Virginia- Oct. 9, 2014
    North Carolina- Oct. 10, 2014
    Idaho - Oct 15, 2014
    Alaska – Oct 17, 2014
    Arizona - Oct 17, 2014
    Wyoming- Oct 17, 2014

    5Will fall soon due to federal appellate court precedent.

    Kansas
    Montana
    South Carolina




    7 Stayed/Appealed/Pending
    Arkansas - May 5, 2014 (Stayed)
    Florida - July 17th, 2014
    Kentucky - February 14, 2014 (Must recognize out-of-state marriages which will lead to their ban being defeated)
    Michigan - March 21, 2014 (Stayed)
    Ohio - April, 2014 Trial had narrow ruling that Ohio will recognize OTHER state marriages but didn’t impact bans. New cases expected.
    Tennessee March, 2014 (Direct US Constitution Challenge)(Prilim in and 3 couples are recognized, later broader ruling coming)
    Texas - February 26, 2014 (Stayed)

    8 States Working Towards Equal Rights

    7 States with Pending Court Cases to Establish Equal Rights
    Alabama
    Georgia
    Louisiana
    Mississippi
    Nebraska
    North Dakota
    South Dakota

    1 States with Court Cases and Legislation to establish Equal Rights
    Missouri


    thats 50 states that could have equal rights by 2016 and some much sooner!

    US Court of Appeals Tracker
    Map: Court Locator
    1st - all states have equal rights
    2nd - all states have equal rights
    3rd - pending
    4th - ruled for equal rights, states to fall shortly
    5th- pending
    6th - pending
    7th- all states have equal rights
    8th- nothing pending, talks of two cases
    9th- ruled for equal rights, states to fall shortly
    10th - ruled for equal rights, states to fall shortly
    11th - pending



    State Attorney Generals no longer defending the bans due to their unconstitutionality
    California (Has equal rights now)
    Illinois (Has Equal rights now)
    Kentucky
    Nevada
    Oregon (has equal rights now)
    Pennsylvania(has equal rights now)
    Virginia(stayed)

    THERE ARE NO STATES LEFT NOT FIGHTING FOR EQUAL RIGHTS

    #EqualRightsAreWinning!!!!!!!!!!!!

    also please feel free to let me know of any corrections or updates that need made, equality is kicking so much ass its hard to keep up, thanks

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    re: Federal government recognizes same-sex marriages in six more states [W:70,126]

    Privileges aren't rights, where is gay marriage in the constitution, yadda yadda yadda.

    Just thought I'd be the first one to hijack this topic for a change.

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    re: Federal government recognizes same-sex marriages in six more states [W:70,126]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Privileges aren't rights, where is gay marriage in the constitution, yadda yadda yadda.
    lol
    unfortunately you are right, somebody probably will try that fallacy strawman argument that has been destroyed time and time again.

    Ill never understand how one can be so biased that it motivates them to be so dishonest, ignore facts and deny reality on such a large inane scale..
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    re: Federal government recognizes same-sex marriages in six more states [W:70,126]

    Oh, and pedophilia.

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    re: Federal government recognizes same-sex marriages in six more states [W:70,126]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Oh, and pedophilia.
    What? no bestiality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueWarrior View Post
    What? no bestiality?
    Incest, table-marriage and the collapse of the Roman Empire. Have we covered them all yet?

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    re: Federal government recognizes same-sex marriages in six more states [W:70,126]

    Nope - you guys also forgot "Think of the children!" and "People will be forced to be gay - you'll see!"
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Nope - you guys also forgot "Think of the children!" and "People will be forced to be gay - you'll see!"
    If everyone is gay then humans will go extinct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If everyone is gay then humans will go extinct.
    Did you know gayness causes autism?
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    re: Federal government recognizes same-sex marriages in six more states [W:70,126]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Did you know gayness causes autism?
    [record scratch]

    Did someone say that?

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