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First Gay Binational Married Couple Saved from Deportation in Texas

First Gay Binational Married Couple Saved from Deportation in Texas | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

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On March 8, Texas gave LGBTQ and immigrationrights advocates one of the biggest case victories in the state. According to the Houston Chronicle, Costa Rican undocumented immigrant David Gonzales was spared by a judge from deportation due to his marriage to a male U.S. citizen. The court decision was an especially large victory due to the fact that same-sex marriage is not legal in the state of Texas.


According to the Chronicle, Gonzales left Costa Rica in 2000 on a U.S. tourist visa to escape an abusive relationship. While here, Gonzales met his now-husband Mario Ramirez in 2006, and the couple was married in Los Angeles in 2008. The couple has recently begun discussions about adopting children. [MORE]

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Coffee Party Equality is a part of the BE THE MEDIA Project by Coffee Party USA

Coffee Party Equality is a part of the  BE THE MEDIA Project by Coffee Party USA | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

The Coffee Party USA membership believes that money-in-politics is the keystone issue in this republic's democracy today. Those seeking sexual orientation / gender identity equality are now targets for special interests that use the influence of their political contributions to impose their religious, economic, and political will. Coffee Party Equality is a part of the BE THE MEDIA project. It is intended to share evidence of special interest targeting and to report on actions being taken to demand, defend and restore equal rights for all Americans. You can join this relaunched BE THE MEDIA campaign by going to www.coffeepartyusa.com/volunteer.


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Oral Arguments Set for New Jersey Voter Appeal

Oral Arguments Set for New Jersey Voter Appeal | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The US Court of Appeals is set to hear a case of forced association in order to vote in a New Jersey primary. Everyone in the state paid for it, but some are more qualified to vote than others.Read more →
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What A “Fracking” Decision!

What A “Fracking” Decision! | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Bobby Rodrigo offers legal analysis of the latest Fracking decision...Read more →
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Bill To Repeal Defense of Marriage Act Gains Another Republican Co-Sponsor | Lavender Magazine

Bill To Repeal Defense of Marriage Act Gains Another Republican Co-Sponsor | Lavender Magazine | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Bill To Repeal Defense of Marriage Act Gains Another Republican Co-Sponsor: The Huffington Post reports that H... http://t.co/hKJbLSHXPE
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Michigan will recognize 300 same-sex marriages - Detroit Free Press

Michigan will recognize 300 same-sex marriages - Detroit Free Press | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
In a boost to the escalating gay-marriage movement Gov. Rick Snyder said he will not appeal U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith's ruling last month.
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This anti-gay-marriage group is really excited that it just helped elect pro-gay-marriage candidates

This anti-gay-marriage group is really excited that it just helped elect pro-gay-marriage candidates | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The National Organization for Marriage rejoices at the defeat of three pro-gay-marriage Republicans in the midterm elections—and sets its sights on 2016.
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South pushes forward with marriage equality; states to appeal court rulings - Chicago Phoenix

Marriage equality proponents are celebrating a Thanksgiving of sorts—as the South progresses ever closer to marriage equality in its states.
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Gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi struck down

Gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi struck down | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can considers appeals.
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Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States

Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
With the addition of Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, the federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital.
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Arizona, Alaska join 29 other states recognizing gay marriage

Arizona, Alaska join 29 other states recognizing gay marriage | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
A federal judge in Arizona has struck down that state’s gay marriage ban, and the US Supreme Court has turned away a request by Alaska officials seeking a stay of a federal court ruling striking down that state’s ban.
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Charleston, SC, court accepts application for gay marriage license despite ban - Los Angeles Times

Charleston, SC, court accepts application for gay marriage license despite ban - Los Angeles Times | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
A Kansas judge ordered county clerks to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Wednesday, making it the latest state to do so since the U.S. Supreme Court this week cleared the way for gays and lesbians to marry in a number of states.
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West Virginia Officials Usher In Marriage Equality To The State

West Virginia Officials Usher In Marriage Equality To The State | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
"West Virginia will uphold the law according to these rulings," governor says.
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Supreme Court Justice Kennedy halts gay marriage licenses in Idaho (+video)

Supreme Court Justice Kennedy halts gay marriage licenses in Idaho (+video) | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Kennedy issued an emergency stay Wednesday blocking enforcement of a judicial mandate that required same-sex marriages to begin this morning in Idaho and Nevada.
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Citizen Journalist Thrown Out of City Council Receives $200,000 Settlement

Citizen Journalist Thrown Out of City Council Receives $200,000 Settlement | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Camera....ACTION! Citizen Journalist wins in court against City officials violating Open Meetings and Sunshine Laws. Read more →
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Alabama Chief Judge Roy Moore Strikes Again

Alabama Chief Judge Roy Moore Strikes Again | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Alabama State Supreme Court Issues Order Ruling Same Sex Marriages are not Constitutionally Protected.Read more →
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The Constitution is NOT the Problem

The Constitution is NOT the Problem | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Bobby Rodrigo explains a few things about the US Constitution.Read more →
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Bobby Jindal: Amend Constitution To Stop Marriage Equality

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), a potential 2016 presidential candidate, mocked GOP colleagues for abandoning their opposition to marriage equality and endorsed a federal constitutional amendment...
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Alabama Lawyers Face Off Against Chief Justice In Gay Marriage Fight - Huffington Post

Alabama Lawyers Face Off Against Chief Justice In Gay Marriage Fight - Huffington Post | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
In Alabama, which is set to begin allowing same-sex marriages on Monday, two old foes are facing off over the future of gay rights in the state.
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One Gay Man's Thoughts on Heteros that Fight for LGBT Equality - Equality Mag

One Gay Man's Thoughts on Heteros that Fight for LGBT Equality - Equality Mag | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
As a heterosexual that longs to see LGBT equality in the US, what this homosexual male had to say left me with a broken heart, in a good way. Meet Clarence.
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Laurence Tribe on Gay Marriage

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Harvard Law School's Laurence Tribe comments on gay marriage during an interview with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on "With All Due Respect." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Children's Law in the New Age of Marriage - The National Law Journal (registration)

Children's Law in the New Age of Marriage - The National Law Journal (registration) | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Much remains legally uncertain for kids who come from households with same-sex parents.
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Federal Judge Won't Put Alaska Marriages on Hold

Federal Judge Won't Put Alaska Marriages on Hold | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Judge Timothy Burgess denied the state's request to stay his pro-marriage equality ruling, but the state is now asking an appellate court to do so.
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State senator pops the question after Nevada's gay marriage ban falls - CNN

State senator pops the question after Nevada's gay marriage ban falls - CNN | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
On Tuesday a state senator from Nevada was able to ask his partner to legally marry him.
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These States Still Won't Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses - Huffington Post

These States Still Won't Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses - Huffington Post | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative officials in some of the six states where Supreme Court action this week likely cleared the way for same-sex weddings say they won't issue marriage licenses to gay couples until their hands are forced.
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Kan. Judge OK's Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A judge in the state's most populous county orders that marriage licenses be issued to same-sex couples, while the governor and attorney general seek to uphold a ban on same-sex marriage.
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Family of baby burned by SWAT grenade demands federal investigation

Family of baby burned by SWAT grenade demands federal investigation | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
After a SWAT team raid in Georgia left a toddler in a medically induced coma and fighting for his life, the infant’s family is demanding a federal investigation into the incident.
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