Tag: appeals court

Prop 8 supporters still want judge disqualified

Lawyers file brief claiming Vaughn Walker’s ruling striking down gay marriage ban should be invalidated because he is gay and in a relationship with a man LISA LEFF  |  Associated Press editor@dallasvoice.com SAN FRANCISCO — The...

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Judge to rule this week in Nikki Araguz case

Nikki Araguz Transgender widow vows appeal if she loses case JUAN A. LOZANO  |  Associated Press WHARTON, Texas — The transgender widow of a Texas firefighter will likely learn next week whether his family’s request to...

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Westboro Baptist

Phelps pickets from a July 2010 Dallas appearance By an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the right of Westboro Baptist Church to picket military funerals, according to Associated Press. From the decision: “Speech is...

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Gay partner can inherit — in New York, anyway

Susan Sommer Lambda Legal has won another lawsuit related to same-sex marriage, this time in New York. The court ruled that the survivor of a same-sex marriage can inherit as a spouse. J. Craig Leiby and H. Kenneth Ranftle were...

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Court says Texas AG can’t block gay divorce

Angelique Naylor Associated Press AUSTIN — The Texas attorney general can’t block a divorce granted to two women who were legally married elsewhere, an appeals court ruled Friday, Jan. 7. A judge in Austin granted a...

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