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"Marriage equality crusader" -John Arthur dies - WVXU

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Their attorney, Al Gerhardstein, calls Arthur a crusader for marriage equality.
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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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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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9/11 hijackers tested airport security before attacks, authorities ignored warnings

9/11 hijackers tested airport security before attacks, authorities ignored warnings | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Months before they participated in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Al-Qaeda operatives were spotted and approached at a Boston airport, according to a new report, but concerns raised at the time were ignored by authorities.
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Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable - USA TODAY

Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable - USA TODAY | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court is on the verge of deciding the future of same-sex marriage -- an institution described as
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Louisiana judge rules state marriage ban 'unconstitutional'

Louisiana judge rules state marriage ban 'unconstitutional' | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Earlier this month in a separate ruling, a federal judge upheld the same ban.
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Islamic State: ‘US failure to look into Saudi role in 9/11 has helped Isis’

Islamic State: ‘US failure to look into Saudi role in 9/11 has helped Isis’ | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) has been aided by the continuing failure of the US Government to investigate the role of Saudi Arabia in the 9/11 attacks and its support of jihadi movements such as al-Qaeda in the years since, says former Senator Bob Graham, the co-chairman of the official inquiry into 9/11.
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Indiana Asks Supreme Court to Settle Gay Marriage - ABC News

Indiana Asks Supreme Court to Settle Gay Marriage - ABC News | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
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Indiana is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states.
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Evangelicals for Marriage Equality: The Story Behind Our Launch

Evangelicals for Marriage Equality: The Story Behind Our Launch | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Why we are starting an initiative for evangelicals to support civil marriage equality (RT @joe_rigney: These two articles show the choice facing evangelicals on marriage: http://t.co/aZ7KBGYCHW &...
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Marriage News Watch: Victory in Fla., 7th Circuit to hear Ind., Wis., marriage cases

Marriage News Watch: Victory in Fla., 7th Circuit to hear Ind., Wis., marriage cases | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The anti-gay Governor of Indiana just got caught making some wild claims in court, and now a judge has called him out in a sternly-worded ruling. Marriage equality has picked up another victory, with the first federal judge to rule in Florida.
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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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CA Panic Defense is Gone

CA Panic Defense is Gone | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
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The Supreme Court Just Quietly Made Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land In Many States

The Supreme Court Just Quietly Made Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land In Many States | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
In a surprising anti-climax to one of the most important legal battles of the last several decades, the Supreme Court just silently transformed several states into marriage equality states.
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Victory can be quiet. We can make a joyful noise. EQUALITY for all Americans!

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Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community

Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.
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People's Blog for the Constitution » United States Constitution Day 2014: An Irrelevant Document?

People's Blog for the Constitution » United States Constitution Day 2014: An Irrelevant Document? | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
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Court orders Arizona to recognize one same-sex marriage

Court orders Arizona to recognize one same-sex marriage | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
A federal judge has ordered Arizona to recognize one same-sex marriage, determining Friday that the state must formally acknowledge that Fred McQuire and George Martinez were married.
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The Supreme Court Could Take Up a Marriage Equality Case (or Cases) In Less Than a Month

The Supreme Court Could Take Up a Marriage Equality Case (or Cases) In Less Than a Month | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
To date, four federal circuit court rulings in cases from five states have been appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States (UPDATE:#SupremeCourt scheduled #MarriageEquality cases from all 5 states for consideration Sept.29 private conf
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Bucking Legal Trend, Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Ban On Gay Marriage

Bucking Legal Trend, Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Ban On Gay Marriage | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman ruled that sexual orientation has not been found to be a protected class and that the state has a legitimate interest in keeping marriage between a man and a woman.
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