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Blocked: Mississippi Law Allowing Marriage and Adoption Discrimination

Mississippi

A late-night win to close out Pride Month: A federal judge has said a new anti-LGBTQ Mississippi law that would have allowed people to discriminate by citing religious beliefs is unconstitutional.

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Mom Moves Mississippi on Marriage

Mississippi

A federal judge has ruled that Mississippi’s new law allowing clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses because of their religious beliefs violates the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. The winning lawyer is Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in her historic case that shattered the Defense of Marriage Act.

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A Year Later: Key Moms Muse on Marriage and More

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A year ago yesterday, same-sex couples across the country gained the right to marry. Mary Bonauto, who argued the case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Julie and Hilary Goodridge, whom she represented in the earlier case that won marriage equality in Massachusetts, spoke recently about what we’ve achieved—and how much further we have to go.

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New Stonewall National Monument: Using our Past to Strengthen our Future

Stonewall Inn

Just after the Orlando massacre shook our sense of safety and security in LGBTQ bars, the designation of the Stonewall National Monument shows that we will not be cowed.

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New York Non-Bio Mom Fights to Parent her Child

Statue of Liberty

A non-biological mother in New York—generally considered an LGBTQ-friendly state—is fighting for the right to parent her child. Lambda Legal is representing Brooke S.B. as she seeks to continue parenting and financially supporting the six-year-old son she and her former partner, Elizabeth C.C., had planned and were raising together. The two women met in 2006, and settled in upstate New York […]

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