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Gay rights group files federal lawsuit challenging Ga. same-sex marriage ban

A gay rights group on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta challenging the state of Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit on behalf of seven people and seeks class action status. They are suing the state registrar, a clerk of the Gwinnett County Probate Clerk and a Fulton County Probate Court judge in their official capacities.

“The history of the United States has been defined by the ability of each succeeding generation to recognize that social, economic, political, religious, and historical norms do not define our unalienable rights,” the lawsuit says. “(I)n time, the American ideal of equality and liberty demanded that our government move past cultural and majority oppressions, however long-standing, in order to secure and fulfill the individual rights of all citizens.”

Georgia voters in 2004 overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on gay marriage in 2004. The ban was challenged in courts by gay rights groups who challenged the wording of the ballot question, but the state Supreme Court ultimately ruled the vote was valid in 2006.

The state constitution prohibits same-sex marriage and says that Georgia will recognize only the union of a man and a woman as marriage and that same-sex marriages performed in others states are not legally recognized.

Shelton Stroman and Chris Inniss, a suburban Atlanta couple, are among the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed Tuesday. They’ve been together for about 13 years, own a pet boarding and daycare business together and adopted their 9-year-old son, Jonathan, as an infant.

“We just want to make sure that other families like ours are treated just like everyone else’s family,” Stroman told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “It’s really hurtful and offensive that the state of Georgia is refusing to treat our families fairly.”

Gay marriage is legal in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and Stroman and Inniss have considered going to one of those spots to get married. But they said they’re frustrated that their union would have no legal standing in Georgia, and they still wouldn’t have the state legal benefits of marriage.

The Supreme Court last year found that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which forbade the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage, improperly deprived gay couples of due process. That ruling came as polls showed that a majority of Americans now support gay marriage. Lower-court judges have repeatedly cited the Supreme Court decision when striking down same-sex marriage bans. They have ruled against bans in Michigan, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Texas, and ordered Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee to recognize same-sex marriages from other states.

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Ryerson student union becomes only the latest to support Israel Boycott campaign

The outgoing president of the Ryerson SU said she hoped the union could work with the university to put the resolution into action

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Air Force One travel breaks the bank – Video



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Each hour of presidential travel on Air Force One costs taxpayers $228000, according to the National Taxpayer Union Federation. The group filed a Freedom of….

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I'm Sure the President Means Well

But the State of the Union speech is simply not investable these days.

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Jim Cramer: I'm Sure the President Means Well

NEW YORK (Real Money) — I know it’s hard to imagine, but there was a time when you used to hang on every word of a State of the Union address. You could figure out where the money was going, where the federal government was going to put your dollars and how they would be allocated to help industry.

I remember listening to Ronald Reagan in some of his earlier addresses, when he was talking about building up the Navy to 600 ships. Reagan had the ability to get it done, and there were enough naval-contracting stocks to allow you to invest in the companies and watch multiyear moves.

Under President Clinton were technology initiatives that could be played, credits given that would turn into earnings. It worked.

I can’t recall spending a lot of time sussing out President Bush’s State of the Union speeches, which were muddled affairs hamstrung by wars after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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Philadelphia Union land Nogueira from Sochaux

Philadelphia Union have confirmed the signing of French midfielder Vincent Nogueira. The 26-year old, of Portuguese origin, has joined the Union from French Ligue 1 club Sochaux. He will become an official part of Phillys roster upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

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I’m Sure the President Means Well

But the State of the Union speech is simply not investable these days.

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Jim Cramer: I’m Sure the President Means Well

NEW YORK (Real Money) — I know it’s hard to imagine, but there was a time when you used to hang on every word of a State of the Union address. You could figure out where the money was going, where the federal government was going to put your dollars and how they would be allocated to help industry.

I remember listening to Ronald Reagan in some of his earlier addresses, when he was talking about building up the Navy to 600 ships. Reagan had the ability to get it done, and there were enough naval-contracting stocks to allow you to invest in the companies and watch multiyear moves.

Under President Clinton were technology initiatives that could be played, credits given that would turn into earnings. It worked.

I can’t recall spending a lot of time sussing out President Bush’s State of the Union speeches, which were muddled affairs hamstrung by wars after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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Unite Union boss Len McCluskey vs Andrew Neil 03Nov13 – Video



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Union College – Official Site

We challenge our students to appreciate different points of view and see the world through new eyes.

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Kendall Allen ’13 shares sushi and conversation with Professor Julius Barbanel

Union team headed to national Ethics Bowl meet

Humanities building to undergo major renovation; renamed Karp Hall

Union to host climate change conference

Celebrate the holidays with fellow alumni

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