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As Gay Marriage Gains Ground in Nation, New Hampshire May Revoke Its Law

Reposted from the New York Times

By ABBY GOODNOUGH

As same-sex marriage supporters celebrate victories in Washington and Maryland this month, they are keeping a wary eye on New Hampshire, where lawmakers may soon vote to repeal the state’s two-year-old law allowing gay couples to wed.

A repeal bill appears to have a good chance of passing in the State House and Senate, which are both controlled by Republicans. […]

Gay Texas Judge Refuses To Wed Straight Couples

By Brock Keeling on SFist

A Texas judge made her staunch stance on gay marriage publicly known on Tuesday, and her position might surprise you. Judge Tonya Parker of Dallas County made the bold decision to no longer marry couples until same-sex marriage is legal. “I do not perform them because it is not an equal application of the law. Period,” she explained at a monthly meeting for the Stonewall […]

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional by 2nd Federal Judge

By Bob Egelko on SF Gate.com

The government’s denial of all federal benefits to same-sex married couples is an irrational and unconstitutional act of discrimination, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, a step toward a likely Supreme Court test of the law known as the Defense of Marriage Act.

DOMA is based on unfounded assumptions about marriage and the suitability of gays and lesbians as parents and was enacted in […]

New Mexico Governor Loses A Hairstylist Over Gay Marriage Stance

By Sam Stein on The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — The frontiers of the gay marriage debate keep on expanding.

On Tuesday, Governor Susana Martinez (R-N.M.) lost a hairstylist who refused to clip her locks out of disgust with her opposition to marriage equality.

Antonio Darden, who had cut Martinez’s hair on three occasions and runs Antonio’s Hair Studio in Santa Fe, N.M., re-crafted the notion of civil disobedience when […]