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‘It’s long overdue’: Arkansas’ marriage equality ban struck down by state judge

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) – An Arkansas state judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage on Friday saying it violates equal protection provisions of the U.S. Constitution, with the ruling adding to the momentum of expanding marriage rights for same-sex couples. “Arkansas’s marriage laws discriminate…

Romney adviser: Women ‘aren’t discriminated against anymore’

A legal adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign recently told Newsweek that women are no longer discriminated against in the United States. Romney announced the formation of his “Justice Advisory Committee” in August. The group is co-chaired by former District of Columbia federal appeals judge Robert Bork. Bork was nominated…

Federal court upholds gay judge’s ruling on Proposition 8

A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday upheld retired Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruling on California’s Proposition 8, after supporters of the measure accused Walker of being prejudiced in the case. Sponsors of Proposition 8, California’s 2008 ban on same sex marriage, argued that Walker should have been disqualified…

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