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  • Plaintiffs in Sevcik v. Sandoval

    Meet Beverly and Mary, Antioco and Theodore, Karen and Karen, Fletcher and Greg, Mikyla and Katrina, Adele anf Tara, Caren and Farrell, and Megan and Sara

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  • Delaware Civil Union Law

    The Delaware Civil Union and Equality Act passed the state legislature in April 2011 and was signed by the Governor in May 2011. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2012. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the new civil union law and what it means for Delawareans.

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  • New York State Marriage Equality Act: Frequently Asked Questions for LGBT Couples and Families with Low or No Income

    New York has enacted legislation providing same-sex couples with equal access to marriage. This document explains how marriage equality may affect same-sex couples and families with low or no income, and provides general information about your legal rights. Please note that this document is not intended to provide legal advice or guidance regarding any specific situation.

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  • Hawai`i's 2011 Civil Unions Bill (FAQs)

    What You Need to Know About the Bill and the New Rights and Obligations It Will Create for Unmarried Partners.

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  • Illinois Civil Union Law

    On June 1, 2011 The “Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act” went into effect. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the civil union law and what it means for Illinoisans.

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  • What Happened in Iowa

    On November 2, the marriage equality movement suffered a blow. Well-funded antigay groups succeeded in ousting from office three well-respected Iowa Supreme Court justices who were up for what should have been routine retention elections.

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  • What Does the Adoption Decision Mean for Me and My Family?

    On September 22, 2010, the Third District Court of Appeal issued a unanimous decision declaring that Florida's law prohibiting gay men and lesbians from adopting children is unconstitutional. See [Florida Dep't of Children and Families v. In re: Matter of Adoption of X.X.G. and N.R.G. (September 22, 2010)]. The State of Florida announced that it will not appeal that decision to the Florida Supreme Court. We have received several questions about what this case means for gay men and lesbians who want to adopt.

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  • Plaintiffs in the Hawai`i Civil Unions Lawsuit: Young v. Lingle

    Meet Tambry and Suzanne, Sean and Kale, Kathleen and Linda, Louise and Robie, Danny and Allen, and Jill and Pauline.

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  • Status of Same-Sex Relationships Nationwide

    See also: Pending Marriage Equality Cases 

  • Tax Considerations for Same-Sex Couples

    The pursuit of marriage equality for same-sex couples brings much-needed focus to the everyday needs of lesbian and gay couples. Without full legal recognition and protections, same-sex couples confront a variety of complicated legal and financial issues — including numerous tax matters.

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