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Court won’t release videos from Prop 8 trial

A federal appeals court refused Thursday to unseal video recordings of a landmark trial on the constitutionality of California’s same-sex marriage ban but said it needed more time to decide if a lower court judge properly struck down the voter-approved ban.

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Araguz booking raises questions about Harris County jail’s treatment of transgender inmates

According to the Houston Chronicle, Nikki Araguz has been booked into the Harris County Jain after arriving 40 minutes late for a scheduled court appearance on Friday. The court date was to allow Araguz to plead guilty to charges that … Continue reading

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Top 10: Trans widow continued her fight

No. 8 The Texas Constitution defines marriage as between one man and one woman, but how will the state define “man” and “woman”? Transgender marriage cases in Dallas and Houston could force the Texas Supreme Court — or even the … Continue reading

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Trans man wins first round in divorce battle

Judge declines to void marriage between Robertson, Scott in case that could set precedent, but wife’s lawyer downplays significance JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com When Rebecca Louise Robertson and James Allan Scott married in Dallas in 1998, Robertson … Continue reading

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Arlington man sentenced to 14 months for hate crime arson at mosque

U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means this week sentenced Henry Clay Glaspell, 34, of Arlington, to 14 months in prison after Gaspell pleaded guilty to a hate crime charge in connection with an arson fire at the children’s playground at … Continue reading

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Oetken sidesteps questions on brief in sodomy case

Paul Oetken Gay court nominee says arguments in brief he wrote for Lawrence v. Texas expressed his client’s views, not necessarily his LISA KEEN  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com When openly gay federal district court nominee Paul Oetken went before … Continue reading

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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 nullify their marriage and … Continue reading

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Judge’s gay relationship at issue in Prop 8 case

Judge Vaughn Walker LISA LEFF  |  Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Rumors swirled that the federal judge who had struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban last summer was gay, but the lawyers charged with defending the measure remained silent on … Continue reading

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Gay divorce case appealed to TX Supreme Court

‘J.B.’ More than two years after he filed an uncontested petition for divorce, attorneys for the gay Dallas resident known as “J.B.” have appealed his case to the Texas Supreme Court. J.B. and his husband, H.B., were married in 2006 … Continue reading

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We’re used to state-by-state laws on same-sex marriage, but what about county by county?

Conservative House Republicans in Iowa have introduced a bill that would prohibit county recorders form issuing marriage licenses — and block the state Supreme Court from reviewing the issue. The apparent goal of the legislation is to prevent additional same-sex … Continue reading

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