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October 2013

StarHawaii Senate OK's Marriage Equality; On to House News item summary US (HI) 30 OCT

StarTasmania Upper House rejects motion to revisit Same-Sex Marriage News item summary AU (TAS) 29 OCT

StarTwo Virginia cities OK same-sex benefit ordinance, move symbolic due to state marriage ban News item summary US (VA) 29 OCT

StarTwo couples in Texas sue to lift ban on gay marriage News item summary US (TX) 28 OCT
• Complaint: Cleopatra de Leon et. al. v. Rick Perry, et. al. No. 5:13-cv-982-OLG PDF 700.78kb, 28 OCT 13

StarGovernor Tweaks Religious Exemptions in Gay Marriage Bill News item summary US (HI) 25 OCT
Governor's amendmented bill: Hawaii Marriage Equality Act PDF 211.05kb, 24 OCT 13

StarCroatia Allows Public to Vote on Gay Marriage Ban News item summary HR 25 OCT

StarGay marriage hearing likely in December News item summary AU (ACT) 25 OCT

StarHigh Court of Australia to test first same-sex marriage law tomorrow News item summary AU (ACT) 24 OCT

StarFederal government lodges High Court challenge to ACT same-sex marriage laws News item summary AU (ACT) 23 OCT
Writ of Summons: Commonwealth of Australia v. The Australian Capital Territory No. C13 of 2013 PDF 1.93MB, 23 OCT 13

StarGay Couple Married In Oklahoma: Jason Pickel, Darren Black Bear Tie The Knot Despite State Ban News item summary US (OK) 22 OCT

StarFrench court allows Franco-Moroccan gay couple to marry News item summary FR 22 OCT

StarSame-Sex Marriage in the ACT News item summary AU (ACT) 22 OCT

StarSame-Sex Couples File Marriage Recognition Lawsuit in Tennessee News item summary US (TN) 21 OCT
Complaint: Valeria Tanco & Sophy Jesty et al v. William Edward "Bill" Haslam et al PDF 3.58MB, 21 OCT 13

StarNew Jersey governor pulls block on gay marriage News item summary US (NJ) 21 OCT
New Jersey Supreme Court: Dismissal of Appeal A-0521-13 PDF 221.76kb, 21 OCT 13

StarFrench court rules mayors cannot block same-sex marriage News item summary FR 18 OCT
• Decision: Mr Frank M et al No 2013-353 QPC PDF 33.22kb, 18 OCT 13 (Google translation)

StarLambda Legal appeals Nevada marriage lawsuit to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals News item summary US (NV) 18 OCT 13

StarNew Jersey high court says gay marriages can begin on Monday News item summary US (NJ) 18 OCT
• Opinion Garden State Equality et al v. Paula Dow et al No. 073328 PDF 1000.63kb, 18 OCT 13

StarOregon To Recognize Marriages Of Same-Sex Couples Wed In Other States News item summary US (OR) 17 OCT
Deputy Attorney-General's Opinion PDF 480.14kb, 16 OCT 13

StarFrance: first gay French-Moroccan marriage blocked News item summary FR 16 OCT

StarTwo Portland couples file lawsuit to overturn Oregon ban on same-sex marriage News item summary US (OR) 15 OCT
• Complaint: Deanna Geiger and Janine Nelson and Robert Deuhmig and William Griesar v. John Kitzhaber and Ellen Rosenblum Case 6:13-cv-08134-MC PDF 53.32kb, 15 OCT 13

StarNew Jersey Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Equality Case News item summary US (NJ) 12 OCT
• Order: Garden State Equality et al v. Paula Dow et al PDF 80.01kb, 11 OCT 13

StarNew Jersey Judge Won't Delay Gay Marriage; State Appealing News item summary US (NJ) 10 OCT

StarCourt overrules Moroccan exception to French gay marriage law News item summary FR 11 OCT

StarAustralian state law reform institute says states can marry same-sex couples News item summary AU (TAS) 10 OCT
• Tasmania Law Reform Institute: The Legal Issues Relating to Same-Sex Marriage PDF 871.58kb, 10 OCT

StarCity of Missoula domestic partnership registry opens News item summary US (MT) 01 OCT
• City of Missoula: Domestic Partners Registry (Accessed 03 OCT 13)

StarBangladesh jails 'married' lesbian couple News item summary BD 01 OCT

StarAppeal filed to try and halt gay marriages in New Jersey before they begin News item summary US (NJ) 01 OCT
• Notice of Motion to Stay Order Pending Appeal: Garden State Equality, et. al. v. Paula Dow et. al. MER-L-1729-11 PDF 763.54kb, 01 OCT

StarLambda Legal Files Lawsuit Seeking Freedom to Marry for West Virginia Same-Sex Couples News item summary US (WV) 01 OCT
• Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief: Casie Jo McGee et. al. v. Karen S Cole et. al. 1.31MB, 30 SEP 13

November 2013

StarGay Couple to Get Illinois Marriage License Early News item summary US (IL) 26 NOV

StarCommittee Awards Gay Law Clerk Back Pay News item summary US (OR) 25 NOV
• Order: In the Matter of Margaret Fonberg EDR No. 13-002 PDF 69.55kb, 25 NOV 13

StarGay couples ask judge to immediately block Texas from enforcing marriage ban News item summary US (TX) 23 NOV
• Motion: Cleopatra de Leon et. al. v. Rick Perry, et. al.. No. 5:13-cv-982-OLG PDF 202.44kb, 22 NOV 13

StarJudge schedules June 9 trial on federal challenge to Pa.'s gay marriage ban News item summary US (PA) 22 NOV

StarScotland says yes in crucial vote on gay marriage News item summary UK (SC) 20 NOV

StarParker extends same-sex spousal benefits to city workers, but it doesn't apply to her News item summary US (TX) 20 NOV

StarTennessee Couples in Gay Marriage Suit Seek Injunction News item summary US (TN) 20 NOV
• Motion for Preliminary Injunctive: Valeria Tanco & Sophy Jesty et al v. William Edward "Bill" Haslam et al. No. 3:13-cv-01159 PDF 192.15kb, 19 NOV 13

StarWith Cheers and Tears, Illinois Celebrates Marriage Equality Signing News item summary US (IL) 20 NOV

StarSame-sex couple make legal history with first civil partnership dissolution News item summary IE 18 NOV

Star8th US Native American tribe allows same-sex couples to wed News item summary US (MN) 16 NOV

StarFederal lawsuit against Pennsylvania gay marriage ban survives first legal challenge News item summary US (PA) 15 NOV
• Memorandum and Order: Deb Whitewood, et. al. v. Michael Wolf 13-cv-01861-JEJ PDF 41.34kb, 15 NOV 13

StarHawaii judge refuses to block law permitting same-sex marriage News item summary US (HI) 14 NOV

StarVote on gay marriage fails in first Australian state News item summary AU (NSW) 14 NOV

StarVietnam legalizes gay weddings News item summary VN 13 NOV

Hawaii Gov. Signs Marriage Equality Bill News item summary US (HI) 13 NOV

StarHawaii OK's Marriage Equality News item summary US (HI) 12 NOV

StarHawaii House Approves Gay Marriage Bill News item summary US (HI) 09 NOV

StarCroatia to hold referendum on gay marriage; rights groups call vote unconstitutional News item summary HR 09 NOV

StarScottish Equal Opportunities Committee approves equal marriage bill News item summary UK (SC) 08 NOV
• Report: Equal Opportunities Committee Stage 1 report on the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill 2.81MB, 08 NOV 13

StarFour same-sex couples file lawsuit challenging Idaho's gay marriage ban News item summary US (ID) 08 NOV
• Complaint: Sue Latta and Traci Ehlers et. al v. C.L. "Butch" Otter & Anor 13-cv-00482 CWD PDF 231.44kb, 08 NOV 13

StarJudge rejects same-sex marriage temporary restraining order News item summary US (HI) 08 NOV

StarJudge issues stay of Illinois same-sex marriage lawsuit News item summary US (IL) 08 NOV

StarThe Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2013 News item summary UK 07 NOV
• Order: The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2013 2013 No. 2789 (C110) PDF 19.87kb, 30 OCT 13

StarIllinois governor Pat Quinn sets date for gay marriage law signing: 20 November News item summary US (IL) 07 NOV

StarECHR: Greek civil unions law only for heterosexual couples violates European human rights law News item summary EU 07 NOV
• Judgment: Vallianatos and Mylonas v. Greece and C.S. and others v. Greece Application 29381/09 and 32684/09, 07 NOV 13

StarIllinois Governor to sign equal marriage into law this month News item summary US (IL) 06 NOV

StarInsurance Equality Ordered for Gay Marriage in NM News item summary US (NM) 06 NOV
• Insurance Bulletin: Marital Discounts No. 2013-007 PDF 40.12kb, 01 NOV 13

StarHouse committees pass Same-Sex Marriage bill, advances to floor for vote News item summary US (HI) 06 NOV

StarLawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois News item summary US (IL) 05 NOV

StarReferendum on same-sex marriage to be held in 2015 News item summary IE 05 NOV

StarNSW Same-Sex Marriage Bill adjourned News item summary AU (NSW) 01 NOV
• Bill: Same-Sex Marriage Bill 2013 PDF 134.19kb, 30 OCT 13

StarLesbian Couple Sues for Marriage Equality in Colorado News item summary US (OR) 01 NOV
• Complaint: Rebecca Brinkman & Margaret Burd v. Karen Long 2013CV032572 PDF 30.84kb, 30 OCT 13

StarLegislative leaders consider not writing gay marriage into N.J. law, for now at least News item summary US (NJ) 01 NOV

December 2013

StarUtah Applies for Stay of Marriage Equality Ruling News item summary US (UT) 31 DEC
• Application to Stay Judgment Pending Appeal: Gary R Herbet & Ors v. Derek Kitchen & Ors No. A13- PDF 927.60kb 31 DEC13

StarFederal Appeals Court denies request to halt gay marriages in Utah News item summary US (UT) 25 DEC
• Order: Derek Kitchen & Ors v. Gary R Herbert & Ors No. 13-4178 PDF 49.92kb, 24 DEC 13

StarBrief Filed in Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban Lawsuit News item summary US (OK) 23 DEC
• Notice of Supplemental Post-Windsor Authority: Mary Bishop & Ors v. United States ex rel. Eric H Holder & Anor. No. 04-CV-848-TCK-TLW PDF 319.43kb, 23 DEC 13

StarCourt: Indiana gay marriage ban cannot invalidate marriages of transgender spouses News item summary US (IN) 23 DEC
• Opinion: In Re the Marriage of Melanie Davis and Angela Summers No. 53A01-1305-DR-221 PDF 224.21kb, 20 DEC 13

StarOhio Judge Swipes At Marriage Ban News item summary US (OH) 23 DEC
• Declaratory Judgment and Permanent Injunction: James Obergefell v. Theodore W Wymyslo Case No. 1:13-cv-501 PDF 26.59kb, 23 DEC 13

StarMarriages to Continue in Utah News item summary US (UT) 23 DEC
• State Defendants' Motion for Stay Pending Appeal: Derek Kitchen & Ors v. Gary R Herbert & Ors Civil Case No. 2:13-cv-00217-RJS PDF 175.59kb, 20 DEC 13

StarFederal Appeals Court Won't Stop Utah Marriages News item summary US (UT) 22 DEC 13
• Order: Derek Kitchen & Ors v. Gary R Herbert & Ors No. 13-4178 PDF 109.19kb, 22 DEC 13

StarUtah Acting Attorney General Asks Appeals Court To Halt Same-Sex Marriages News item summary US (UT) 21 DEC
• State Defendants' Mortion for Stay Pending Appeal: Derek Kitchen & Ors v. Gary R Berbert & Ors Civil Case No. 2:13-cv-00217-RJS PDF 175.59kb 20 DEC 13
• Emergency Motion for a Temporary Stay: Derek Kitchen & Ors v. Gary R Berbert & Ors No. 13-4178 PDF 1.31MB 20 DEC 13

StarNavajo Nation Law on Marriage Stands News item summary US (NM, UT) 20 DEC

StarFederal judge rules Utah’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional News item summary US (UT) 20 DEC
• Memorandum Decision and Order: Derek Kitchen & Ors. v. Gary R Herbert & Ors. Case No. 2:13-cv-217 PDF 230.60kb, 20 DEC 13

StarGay marriage declared legal by New Mexico Supreme Court News item summary US (NM) 19 DEC
• Opinion: Rose Griego & Ors v. Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Anor Docket No. 34,306 PDF 91.60kb, 19 DEC 13

StarSame-Sex marriage prohibition law in Nigeria News item summary NG 18 DEC 13

StarIllinois Gay Couples With Health Issues Will Be Able to Marry Early News item summary US (IL) 16 DEC
• Memorandum Opinion and Order: Brenda Lee and Lee Edwards et. al. v. David Orr Case No. 13-cv-8719 PDF 65.54kb, 10 DEC 13

StarLesbian Couple First to Marry in Mexican State News item summary MX 15 DEC

StarCouncil approves domestic partnership registry News item summary US (FL) 12 DEC

StarEU Court: Gays In Civil Pacts Have Same Benefits News item summary EU 12 DEC
• Judgment: Frédéric Hay v Crédit agricole mutuel de Charente-Maritime et des Deux Sèvres Case C-267/12, 12 DEC 13

StarSame-sex marriage bill introduced in Western Australia News item summary AU (WA) 12 DEC
• Bill: Same-Sex Marriage Bill 2013 PDF 245.33kb, 11 DEC 13

StarJustice Minister announces order to recognise foreign same-sex marriages News item summary IE 11 DEC

StarHigh Court throws out ACT's controversial same-sex marriage laws News item summary AU (ACT) 12 DEC
• Order: The Commonwealth of Australia v. The Australian Capital Territory No. C13/2013 [2013] HCA 55, 12 DEC 13

StarGay divorce approved for second time in Israel's history News item summary IL 10 DEC

StarSame-sex weddings to begin in March News item summary UK 10 DEC

Star130 Same-Sex Couples Tie the Knot in Brazil News item summary BR 09 DEC

StarSame-sex inmate couple loses case to share same housing unit News item summary CA (SK) 04 DEC
• Judgment: Jean Richer and Leslie Sinobert v. The Attorney General of Canada 2013 SKQB 397 PDF 128.00kb, 06 NOV 13

StarDouglas County to extend benefits to same-sex couples News item summary US (NE) 03 DEC

StarMississippi Judge Refuses to Grant Same-Sex Couple's Divorce News item summary US (MS) 03 DEC

StarHigh Court reserves judgment on ACT law News item summary AU (ACT) 03 DEC

StarCroatia Votes Against Same-Sex Marriage News item summary HR 01 DEC

StarCourt dismisses Louisiana marriage equality lawsuit News item summary US (LA) 01 DEC
• Order and Reasons: Jonathan P Robicheaux v. James D Caldwell No. 13-cv-05090 PDF 606.63kb, 27 NOV 13

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July 2013

StarMexican state approves same-sex civil unions News item summary MX 30 JUL

StarNigeria does about-face on gay married diplomats News item summary NG 29 JUL

StarSigning a prenup? Think twice News item summary US (NJ) 24 JUL

StarAtlanta suburb approves domestic partnership registry News item summary US (GA) 24 JUL

StarNinth Circuit Dismisses Appeal in Golinski DOMA Case News item summary US (CA) 24 JUL
• Order: K Golinski v. United States Office of Personnel Management No. 12-15388 PDF 60.19kb, 23 JUL 13

StarNew Mexico's attorney general refuses to defend state's gay marriage ban in court filing News item summary US (NM) 24 JUL

StarFor the second time in nine days, California Supreme Court refuses to halt gay marriages News item summary US (CA) 24 JUL
• Order: Ernest J Dronenburg v. Edmund G Brown No. S212172 PDF 25.94kb, 23 JUL 13

StarComprehensive Legal Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Parenting and Divorce in Washington State Released by McKinley Irvin News item summary US (WA) 23 JUL
• Guide: The Legal Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Parenting & Divorce in Washington State 23 JUL 13

StarNigeria will allow foreign diplomats who are same-sex married to serve News item summary NG 23 JUL

StarPennsylvania county agrees to same-sex marriage licenses News item summary US (PA) 23 JUL

StarColumbian court rejects inspector general's bid to sidestep marriage News item summary CO 22 JUL

StarFederal Judge Orders Ohio to Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage News item summary US (OH) 22 JUL
• Temporary Restraining Order: James Obergefell and John Arthur v. John Kasich No. 1:13-cv-00501-TSB PDF 72.18kb, 22 JUL 13

StarFAQ: Why will same-sex marriage be legal only in England and Wales? And other questions News item summary UK 20 JUL

StarOhio Men Challenge State Law Denying Gay Marriage News item summary US (OH) 20 JUL
• Verified Complaint: James Obergefell and John Arthur v. John Kasich No. 1:13-cv-00501-TSB PDF 39.01kb, 19 JUL 13

StarSan Diego County Clerk asks California Supreme Court to halt gay marriages News item summary US (CA) 20 JUL
• Petition: Ernest J Dronenburg v. Edmund G Brown No. S212172 PDF 2.67MB, 19 JUL 13

StarSame-sex marriage law is not full equality News item summary UK 17 JUL

StarMontana: Another Attempt For Relationship Recognition News item summary US (MT) 17 JUL
• First Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief: Donaldson and Guggenheim v. State of Montana PDF 3.82MB, 15 JUL 13

StarBritain Legalizes Gay Marriage With Queen's Approval News item summary UK 17 JUL

StarLower house of Parliament approves bill legalizing gay marriage in England and Wales News item summary UK 17 JUL

StarProp. 8: California Supreme Court refuses to stop gay weddings News item summary US (CA) 15 JUL

StarGay marriage: Peers approve legislation News item summary UK 15 JUL

StarProposition 8 sponsors asking court to halt gay marriages in California News item summary US (CA) 13 JUL
• Petition: Hollingsworth v. O'Connell and Brown PDF 498.52kb, 11 JUL 13

StarNorth Carolina Attorney General Consents to ACLU Amending Lawsuit to Challenge State's Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples News item summary US (NC) 12 JUL

StarSame-sex transgender couple plan to sue over revoked marriage license in Taiwan News item summary TW 12 JUL

StarFirst Same-Sex Couple Wins Marriage Suit In Colombia News item summary CO 12 JUL

StarSame sex marriage bill passes report stage News item summary UK 11 JUL

StarACLU-PA, ACLU, and Hangley Aronchick Seek Freedom to Marry for Pennsylvania Couples News item summary US (PA) 09 JUL
• Complaint: Whitewood et al v. Corbett et al No. 13-cv-1861 PDF 2.27MB, 09 JUL 13

StarSame-sex couples seeking marriage could be charged with perjury News item summary US (IN) 09 JUL
• Indiana Code: Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law. Article 11. Family Law: Marriage. Chapter 11. Offences PDF 53.02kb, 11 JUN 13

Star'Convenient' lesbian relationship does not make her part of a couple, says Aussie student winning allowance appeal News item summary AU (QLD) 06 JUL
• Reason for Decision: Bradley and Secretary, Department of Industry [2013] AATA 455, 03 JUL 13

StarPresident Chinchilla signs law advocates believe key to same-sex unions News item summary CR 05 JUL

StarSame-sex unions 'accidentally' approved in Costa Rica News item summary CR 03 JUL

StarPrisoners Can Be Alone With Their Partners – Even Same-Sex Partners News item summary IL 02 JUL

StarLawsuit Filed in Little Rock Seeks Gay Marriage Rights in Arkansas News item summary US (AR) 02 JUL
• Complaint: M Kendall Wright et al v. The State of Arkansas et al No. 60CV-13-2662 PDF 1.26MB, 02 JUL 13

StarOver 15 million banned from gay marriage in France News item summary FR 02 JUL

StarFederal judge rules same-sex adoption case can move forward; Trial date expected to be set July 10 News item summary US (MI) 01 JUL
• Opinion and Order: April Deboer et al v. Richard Snyder et al No. 12-cv-10285 PDF 27.39kb, 01 JUL 13

August 2013

StarJerome approves civil unions News item summary US (AZ) 29 AUG

StarNew Mexico lesbian couple denied marriage licence file lawsuit against state News item summary US (NM) 29 AUG

StarNew Mexico county told to issue same-sex marriage licenses News item summary US (NM) 26 AUG
• Declaratory Judgment: Rose Griego, et. al., v. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, et. al. D-202-CV-201302757 PDF 8.17MB, 26 AUG 13

StarTexas high court to consider same-sex divorce News item summary US (TX) 24 AUG
• Petition for Revew: State of Texas v. Angelique Naylor and Sabina Daly No. 11-0114 PDF 1.77MB, 21 MAR 11
• Petition for Revew: In the Matter of the Marriage of J.B. and H.B. No. 11-0024 PDF 804.06kb, 17 FEB 11

Star2nd N.M. county issuing same-sex marriage licenses News item summary US (NM) 23 AUG
• Alternative Writ of Mandamus: State of New Mexico ex rel. Alexander Hanna and Yon Hudson v. Geraldine Salazar No. D-0101-CV-2013-02182 PDF 105.14kb, 22 AUG 13

StarSame-sex couples receive marriage licenses from Dona Ana County News item summary US (NM) 21 AUG

StarPennsylvania Court to Hear Gay Marriage Arguments on September 4 News item summary US (PA) 20 AUG
• Order: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health v. D Bruce Hanes No. 379 M.D. 2013 PDF 91.62kb, 20 AUG 13

StarNew Mexico High Court Wont Decide Gay Marriage Issue News item summary US (NM) 16 AUG

StarGay Ohio Couple Win Extension Recognizing Marriage News item summary US (OH) 14 AUG

StarProp 8 Proponents Fail To Halt Marriage ­ Again News item summary US (CA) 14 AUG

StarLesbian couple claims spousal privilege in Kentucky murder case to prevent wife from testifying News item summary US (KY) 12 AUG

StarTaiwan: same-sex transgender marriage can stay News item summary TW 07 AUG

StarTennessee city offers equal benefits to same-sex partners of city workers News item summary US (TN) 06 AUG

StarCroatia to recognise same-sex civil unions by year-end News item summary HR 02 AUG

StarHarris, et al. v. McDonnell, et al. News item summary US (VA) 01 AUG
• Class Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief: Joanne Harris and Jessica Duff et al v. Robert F McDonnell, Janet Rainey et al PDF 206.73kb, 31 JUL 13

September 2013

StarHearing on state's domestic partner registry set for October News item summary US (WI) 29 SEP
• Wisconsin SC: Table of Pending Cases PDF 202.76kb, 16 AUG 13

StarNew Jersey Judge Rules That State Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriage News item summary US (NJ) 27 SEP
• Decision on Motion for Summary Judgment: Garden State Equality et. al. v. Paula Dow et. al. PDF 2.82MB, 27 SEP 13

StarSedona approves local ordinance on civil unions News item summary US (AZ) 25 SEP

StarCourt: same-sex spouse must testify in murder case News item summary US (KY) 24 SEP
• Order: Commonwealth of Kentucky v Bobby Jo Clary 11-CR-003329 PDF 763.97kb, 23 SEP 13

StarHeath-Newton LLP Releases Domestic Partnership Guide News item summary US (CA) 23 SEP

StarJudge rejects gay couple's domestic partnership News item summary CR 20 SEP

StarSame-sex marriage on the horizon News item summary TH 20 SEP

StarPartners of Same-Sex State Employees Recognized as 'Immediate Family' News item summary US (AK) 19 SEP

StarJudge grants legal recognition to Sebastopol women's marriage after legal battle News item summary US (CA) 18 SEP

StarACT Labor Government takes first step towards legalising same-sex marriage News item summary AU (ACT) 19 SEP 13
• Bill: Marriage Equality Bill 2013 No. 379 M.D. 2013 PDF 201.35kb, 18 SEP 13

StarJudge Orders Montco Clerk to Stop Same-Sex Marriages News item summary US (PA) 12 SEP
• Memorandum Opinion: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. D Bruce Hanes No. 379 M.D. 2013 PDF 341.53kb, 12 SEP 12

StarBoca Raton Finally Implements LGBT Inclusive Policies News item summary US (FL) 11 SEP
Ordinance No. 5251 PDF 677.78kb
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StarWashington Native American Tribe Recognizes Marriage Equality News item summary US (WA) 09 SEP

StarNew Mexico high court sets Oct. 23 for marriage equality arguments News item summary US (NM) 06 SEP
• Order: Greigo and Kiel et. al. v. Oliver and Salazar et. al. PDF 118.38kb, 06 SEP 13

StarGay Couple Wins Right to Marry in Chihuahua News item summary MX 05 SEP

StarFederal Judge: Ohio Must Recognize Marriage of Gay Couple News item summary US (OH) 04 SEP
• Temporary Restraining Order: James Obergefell et. al. v. John Kasich PDF 66.62, 03 SEP 13

StarNew Mexico judge upholds county same-sex marriage ruling, orders issuing of licenses News item summary US (NM) 05 SEP

StarCalifornia clears same-sex weddings for prison inmates News item summary US (CA) 04 SEP

StarGay couple files federal lawsuit attacking SC’s marriage law News item summary US (SC) 02 SEP

StarNew Mexico County Los Alamos Ordered To Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples News item summary US (NM) 01 SEP

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April 2013

StarWest Palm Beach Approves Historic Domestic Partnership Measure News item summary US (FL) 29 APR

StarCook Islands will not follow NZ's gay marriage lead News item summary CK 29 APR

StarDOMA makes it illegal for gay couples to make joint political donations, rules FEC News item summary US (DC) 27 AP
• Advisory Opinion: United States Senate Candidate Dan Winslow AO 2013-02 PDF 43.51kb, 25 APR 13

StarSame-sex marriage motion vetoed by DUP before debate News item summary IE 27 APR

StarPhiladelphia City Council passes landmark bill for LGBT benefits News item summary US (PA) 26 APR

StarNinth Circuit Court judge: Oregon gay marriage ban is 'unconstitutional' News item summary US (OR) 25 APR
• Opinion: In the Matter of Alison Clark Case No. 13-80100 PDF 1.80MB, 24 APR 13

StarBerlusconi's hometown gives gays local marriage rights News item summary IT 25 APR

StarColombian Senate Votes Down Marriage Equality News item summary CO 24 APR

StarRhode Island Becomes 10th State To Approve Marriage Equality News item summary US (RI) 24 APR

StarDelaware House of Reps approves gay marriage bill News item summary US (DE) 23 APR

StarNevada Senate OKs Marriage Equality, Senator Comes Out News item summary US (NV) 23 APR

StarFrance Approves Marriage Equality Bill News item summary FR 23 APR

StarLegislation to legalise same-sex marriage passed in Parliament this week has become law News item summary NZ 21 APR

StarNevada equal marriage bill amended for religious protection ahead of Senate vote News item summary US (NV) 20 APR

StarSex Change Didn't 'Magically Dissolve' Marriage News item summary US (MI) 19 APR
• Opinion: In re Estate of Devon Pearl Burnett No 309640 PDF 30.63kb, 16 APR 13

StarJudge rules same-sex couples in Rio de Janeiro state can marry News item summary BR 19 APR

StarDelaware House panel approves gay marriage News item summary US (DE) 17 APR

StarNew Zealand's Parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage News item summary NZ 17 APR

StarConstitutional Convention recommends referendum on same-sex marriage News item summary IE 14 APR

StarFrench Senate backs same-sex marriage bill News item summary FR 12 APR

StarVietnam scraps fines on same-sex marriages, but far from legalization News item summary VN 11 APR

StarGay man arrested in Missouri after refusing to leave the hospital room of his partner News item summary US (MO) 11 APR

StarDelaware Unveils Marriage Equality Bill News item summary US (DE) 11 APR

StarNevada Marriage Equality Headed to Senate Floor News item summary US (NV) 11 APR

StarUruguay marriage bill passes, will be made law News item summary UY 11 APR

StarFrance soars over last big hurdle in race to marriage equality News item summary FR 09 APR

StarJudge refuses to recognise gay couple's marriage News item summary PY 05 APR

StarTransgender woman wins legal right to marry after government drops case News item summary MT 03 APR

StarBisbee becomes Arizona's first city to OK same-sex civil unions News item summary US (AZ) 03 APR

Star4 ways to protect your gay relationship in Georgia News item summary US (GA) 02 APR

StarUruguay's Senate says 'I do' to gay marriage News item summary UY 02 APR

StarSenate committee approves same-sex registry, rights News item summary US (FL) 01 APR

May 2013

StarMaine High Court: NOM Must Disclose Donors News item summary US (ME) 31 MAY
• Judgment: National Organization for Marriage v. Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices 2013 ME 52 PDF 98.88kb, 30 MAY 13

StarTucson moving toward recognizing civil unions News item summary US (AZ) 31 MAY

StarNigerian parliament bans same-sex marriage News item summary NG 30 MAY

StarSerbia to consider giving gay couples legal rights News item summary RS 29 MAY

StarThe Top 10 Arguments Against Gay Marriage: All Receive Failing Grades! News item summary US 27 MAY

StarNevada Takes Another Step Toward Marriage Equality News item summary US (NV) 23 MAY

StarBisbee council approves new civil unions measure News item summary US (AZ) 22 MAY

StarSame sex marriage bill clears Commons News item summary UK 21 MAY

StarFrench president signs gay marriage into law News item summary FR 18 MAY

StarFrance's Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Ruled Constitutional News item summary FR 17 MAY

StarAnti-trans marriage law gains Senate approval News item summary US (TX) 16 MAY
• Bill SB 1218 Relating to the proof of an applicant's identity and age required for the issuance of a marriage license 06 MAR 13

StarBill to recognise overseas same-sex marriages introduced News item summary AU (FED) 16 MAY
• Bill: Marriage Act Amendment (Recognition of Foreign Marriages for Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2013 16 MAY 13

StarBrazilian Judiciary Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage News item summary BR 14 MAY

StarBenefits approved for same-sex partners of MPs News item summary IT 14 MAY

StarHistory made in Italy as Milan recognizes UK civil partnership News item summary IT 14 MAY

StarHong Kong transgender woman wins right to marry News item summary HK 13 MAY
• Judgment: W v. Registrar of Marriages FACV No. 4 of 2012 Word 135.0kb, 13 MAY 13

StarMinnesota Senate Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage News item summary US (MN) 13 MAY

StarJune date for same-sex marriage vote News item summary AU (FED) 09 MAY

StarMinnesota House Approves Marriage Equality 75-59 News item summary US (MN) 09 MAY

StarUruguay Gay Marriage Law Set To Take Effect August 1 News item summary UY 07 MAY

StarDelaware legalizes gay marriage News item summary US (DE) 07 MAY

StarSame-sex benefits for state employees stand as Michigan Supreme Court rejects Schuette appeal request News item summary US (MI) 02 MAY

StarRhode Island Legalizes Gay Marriage News item summary US (RI) 02 MAY

StarThree more Brazilian states allowing same-sex marriage News item summary BR 02 MAY

StarSame-sex marriage legislation clears Delaware Senate committee, vote expected Tuesday News item summary US (DE) 01 MAY

June 2013

StarPedro Julio Serrano On Status of LGBT Rights in Puerto Rico News item summary PR 30 JUN

StarJustice Kennedy Shuts Down Prop. 8 Backers News item summary US (CA) 30 JUN

StarSupreme Court petitioned to reimpose California gay marriage ban News item summary US (DC) 29 JUN

StarCalifornia Same-Sex Marriages Resume as Court Lifts Ban News item summary US (CA) 29 JUN
• Order: Kristin Perry, et al v. Edmund G. Brown, Jr., et al No. 10-16696 PDF 57.96kb, 28 JUN 13

StarJudge blocks Michigan ban on benefits for same-sex public workers News item summary US (MI) 28 JUN
• Opinion and Order: Basset v. Snyder No. 12-10038 PDF 139.31kb, 28 JUN 13

StarHigh Court Denies Appeal on Arizona Benefits Ban News item summary US (AZ) 27 JUN

StarPentagon to Extend Benefits to Gay Service Spouses News item summary US (DC) 26 JUN

StarSame-sex marriage legislation published by Scottish Government News item summary UK 27 JUN
• Bill: Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill [as introduced] PDF 1.23MB, 26 JUN 13

StarAnother defeat for equal marriage in Northern Ireland in the Stormont Assembly News item summary IE 26 JUN

StarSame-sex divorce available soon to non-residents in Canada News item summary CA (FED) 26 JUN

StarDoma Unconstitutional; California Ban on Marriage Dead News item summary US (DC) 26 JUN
• Opinion: Edith Schlain Windsor v. United States et al No. 12-307 Word 320.65kb, 25 JUN 13
• Opinion: Dennis Hollingsworth et al v. Kristin M Perry et al No. 12-144 Word 169.09kb, 25 JUN 13

StarIrish public to vote on same sex marriage in 2014 News item summary IE 23 JUN

StarOregon Supreme Court Dismisses Gay Marriage Ballot Title Challenge News item summary US (OR) 22 JUN

StarLabor bill in South Australia seeks to legalise gay marriage News item summary AU (SA) 20 JUN
• HA Bill 159: Same Sex Marriage Bill 2013 Word 152.74kb, 20 JUN 13

StarBill to recognise foreign gay pairs fails News item summary AU (FED) 20 JUN

StarTucson approves civil unions for same-sex couples News item summary US (AZ) 18 JUN

StarCivil unions for same-sex couples by end of year News item summary MT 18 JUN

StarWisconsin Supreme Court to hear challenge to state's domestic partner registry News item summary US (WI) 16 JUN

Star150 Cities Now Offer Civil Unions for Gays and Lesbians News item summary IT 12 JUN

StarCourt Rules on Transgender "Same Sex" Wedding News item summary IT 11 JUN

StarNew Mexico couple files lawsuit seeking same-sex marriage News item summary US (NM) 06 JUN

StarAttorney General issues same-sex marriage statement News item summary US (NM) 06 JUN

StarTop German court gives gay couples equal taxation rights News item summary DE 06 JUN

StarSarasota County Green Lights Creation of Domestic Partner Registry News item summary US (FL) 05 JUN

StarMiami Beach passes tax equity ordinance News item summary US (FL) 05 JUN

StarSame-sex marriages revealed in 1930's Australia News item summary AU (QLD) 05 JUN
• The Arrow: Wide Open Immorality Among Brisbane Perverts PDF 312.61kb, 04 MAR 32

StarBisbee, Arizona same-sex marriage: Council approves civil unions measure News item summary US (AZ) 04 JUN

StarU.K. House of Lords Gives Initial OK to Marriage Equality by 242 Votes News item summary UK 04 JUN

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January 2013

StarZimbabwe: New draft constitution includes equal marriage ban News item summary ZW 29 JAN
• Draft Constitution: Constitution of Zimbabwe (Final Draft : January 2013) PDF 982.37kb, 28 JAN 13

StarGay marrigage bill defeated by committee in Wyoming legislature News item summary US (WY) 28 JAN

StarThe seven ways civil partnership isn't the same as marriage News item summary UK 25 JAN

StarPoland Rejects Proposed Gay Civil Unions News item summary PL 25 JAN

StarLaw Professor Challenges Supreme Court's Jurisdiction Over DOMA News item summary US (MA) 25 JAN

StarSame-sex marriage bill introduced in House of Commons News item summary UK 24 JAN
• Bill: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill PDF 266.46kb, 24 JAN 13

StarMarriage Equality News item summary US (NM) 17 JAN
• HJR3: Marriage Certificates & Ceremonies, CA PDF 31.91kb, 17 JAN 13

StarPinellas County approves domestic partner registry News item summary US (FL) 15 JAN

StarMichigan court upholds policy allowing healthcare benefits to partners of gay state employees News item summary US (MI) 09 JAN
• Opinion: Attorney-General v. Civil Service Commission &Ors No. 306685 PDF 27.66kb, 07 JAN 13

StarCivil partnership recognised as 'marriage' by court News item summary CA (ON) 09 JAN

StarLesbian couples denied marriage licenses News item summary US (MS) 04 JAN

StarSenate Committee approves same-sex marriage bill News item summary US (IL) 04 JAN

StarRhode Island lawmakers introduce same-sex marriage bills News item summary US (RI) 03 JAN

StarArizona ban hampers transgender's divorce News item summary US (AZ) 01 JAN

StarTaiwan moves on gay marriage News item summary TW 01 JAN

February 2013

StarGay marriage bill unveiled in Minnesota News item summary US (MN) 27 FEB

StarNZ Parliament committee backs marriage equality News item summary NZ 27 FEB
• Government Administration Committee Report: Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill PDF 259.12kb, 26 FEB 13

StarIllinois gay marriage bill narrowly passes House committee by 6-5 vote News item summary US (IL) 27 FEB

StarFirst clause of equal marriage bill passes Committee stage in UK Parliament News item summary UK 26 FEB

StarNew Mexico Scraps Same-Sex Marriage Bill News item summary US (NM) 22 FEB

StarGay marriage ban is not sex discrimination, Australian judge rules News item summary AU (NSW) 22 FEB
• Judgment: Margan v President, Australian Human Rights Commission [2013] FCA 109, 22 FEB 13

StarMexican Supreme Court finds gay marriage ban unconstitutional News item summary MX 19 FEB
• Determination: Amparo in Review No. 581/2012 (In Spanish)

Starllinois Senate Approves Marriage Equality News item summary US (IL) 14 FEB

StarNSW draft bill on equal marriage released News item summary AU (NSW) 14 FEB
• Consultation Draft: State Marriage Equality Bill 2013 PDF 370.64kb, 13 FEB 13

StarOakland County ends challenge to lesbian couple's fight against same-sex marriage ban News item summary US (MI) 12 FEB

StarBill Introduced in Texas Legislature to Permit Same-Sex Civil Unions News item summary US (TX) 12 FEB
• SB480: Relating to the formation of a civil union between persons of the same sex; providing penalties

StarFrance's lower house approves bill allowing gay marriages, adoptions News item summary FR 12 FEB

StarDutch couple sues for recognition of their same-sex marriage in Austria News item summary AT 11 FEB

StarColorado Senate approves civil unions bill with final vote News item summary US (CO) 11 FEB

StarColorado civil unions bill passes crucial vote before full State Senate News item summary US (CO) 08 FEB

StarHouse of Commons votes for same-sex marriage News item summary UK 05 FEB

StarFrance's parliament approve gay marriage article News item summary FR 02 FEB

March 2013

StarTransgender man told he cannot divorce wife News item summary US (AZ) 29 MAR

StarMarriage equality Bill hurtling to final vote News item summary NZ 27 MAR

Star3 couples challenge Utah same-sex marriage ban News item summary US (UT) 26 MAR

StarACLU-NM Files Lawsuit for the Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples News item summary US (NM) 21 MAR
• Complaint for Declarative and Injunctive Relief: Rose Griego and Kimberley Kiel and Miriam Rand and Ona Porter v. Maggie Toulouse Oliver PDF 169.60kb, 21 MAR 13

StarBuncombe County adds domestic partner benefits News item summary US (NC) 21 MAR

StarMiami Dade's Bay Harbor Islands Town Approves Domestic Partnership Ordinance News item summary US (FL) 20 MAR
• Proposed Ordinance: Chapter 15 ½ Article VI Domestic Partnership and Family Coverage PDF 93.19kb

StarFrench Senate law commission backs gay marriage equality News item summary FR 20 MAR

Star50,000 sign petition in one day forcing lawmakers to consider equal marriage News item summary FI 19 MAR

StarMarriage Equality Already the Law in New Mexico, Santa Fe Officials Say News item summary US (NM) 19 MAR

StarFlorida's Leon County Passes Domestic Partnership Registry News item summary US (FL) 15 MAR
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StarRhode Island Senate committee schedules hearing on marriage bill News item summary US (RI) 14 MAR

StarMarriage equality Bill passes second reading News item summary NZ 13 MAR

StarColorado House Passes Civil Unions, Gov. Expected to Sign News item summary US (CO)

StarMinnesota: Committee Sends Marriage Bill to Senate Floor News item summary US (MN) 12 MAR

StarLittle Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians to Sign Same Sex Marriage Statute News item summary US (MI) 08 MAR

StarColorado civil unions bill heading to full House for vote News item summary US (CO) 08 MAR

StarMichigan Judge Tells Lesbian Moms He Can't Help Until Supreme Court Rules News item summary US (MI) 07 MAR

StarThird American Indian tribe moves to allow same-sex marriage News item summary US (MI) 06 MAR

StarArgument against gay marriage in California hinges on accidental pregnancies News item summary US (DC) 04 MAR
• Brief: Brief for the United States as amicus curiae supporting respondents PDF 182.78kb, 28 FEB 13

StarCourt grants extended time for DOMA arguments News item summary US (DC) 04 MAR

StarFinland votes against gay marriage News item summary FI 01 MAR

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