Woman fights DMV for right to take wife’s name

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Another lawsuit has been filed over South Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban.

Attorneys for a Lexington County woman filed the lawsuit Oct. 24.

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ACLU asks Supreme Court to hear Indiana, Wisconsin marriage equality cases

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NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union filed responses to petitions from the states of Indiana and Wisconsin Sept. 9 asking for the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appellate court ruling made last week that struck down bans on marriage for same-sex couples in the same two states.

The ACLU is representing 13 plaintiffs couples who are challenging the bans on same-sex marriages in Indiana and Wisconsin. The ACLU is asking the Supreme Court to review the ruling to come to a resolution for marriage equality in both states and also for the United States as a whole.

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Briefs piling up in Indiana and Wisconsin same-sex marriage ruling appeals

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Opponents of same-sex marriage cited political theory, social stability and even biblical text in legal briefs filed this week in federal court, where Indiana and Wisconsin are appealing rulings that overthrew their bans on gay weddings.

At least 20 briefs have been filed in the case that’s currently before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, including several filed July 23. Virtually all of the briefs stand up for the states.

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Workforce nondiscrimination bill filed with bipartisan support

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The Florida Competitive Workforce Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Joe Saunders (D-Orlando) and Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo), has been filed in the Florida House of Representatives.

HB 239 “prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity or expression; defines terms; provides exceptions for constitutionally protected free exercise of religion,” according to the bill’s language.

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