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  • Speed Read: Holy taxi dilemma
    A ballot measure to require that same-sex marriages in Ohio be treated equally under the law cleared its first hurdle yesterday. The India Supreme Court ordered that people of a "third gender" be treated equally as citizens. And Muslim cab drivers balk at using taxis that display Gay Games ads.

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  • Speed Read: Push back in Mississippi
    A Ohio judge has issued his decision striking down the state ban on same-sex couples marrying but indicated me may grant only a partial stay of the decision. The ACLU has filed a second lawsuit in Maine seeking recognition for out-of-state marriage licenses of same-sex couples.

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  • Speed Read: Let us eat bologna!
    A federal judge in Ohio today is expected to issue his formal ruling, striking down that state's ban on same-sex couples marrying. Senator Baldwin is fighting for the right to call bologna bologna. And Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will run the Boston Marathon next Monday.

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  • Speed Read: Speaking of Dred Scott
    The Tenth Circuit judges asked questions at yesterday's hearing to examine the similarities between the current challenge to a ban on same-sex marriage and such historic legal conflicts as the Dred Scott case over a former slave's status as a free man. A federal judge ordered an Indiana couple's out-of-state marriage recognized by the state.

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  • Speed Read: ‘The same questions’
    The Utah marriage case is up before the Tenth Circuit this morning, and an Indiana case will get a hearing on an emergency motion. Politico dings gay candidate over his wealth, and Bill Russell draws comparisons between early days of professional basketball for black players and today's openly gay athletes.

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  • Utah marriage cases cued up before the Tenth Circuit today, and next week
    The Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals today will become the second federal appeals court to tackle the question of whether statewide laws banning same-sex couples from marrying violate the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge panel will scrutinize the decision last December that held the state constitution’s definition of marriage as being only between “a man and a woman” is not permissible under the U.S. Constitution.

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  • Speed Read: Michaud leads by 7
    Openly gay U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud is ahead in the polls for the gubernatorial race in Maine. Same-sex marriage as a civil right is a hot topic at this week's 50th anniversary summit on the Civil Rights Act. And President Johnson's daughters defend the right of gay couples to marry.

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  • Report urges push to get the full picture on LGBT health in CDC data sweep
    A report released March 27 by the Boston-based Fenway Institute has found important health-related risks within the LGB community that are not well-documented or well-known and not addressed by prevention and treatment programs.

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  • Speed Read: Supreme rejection
    The Supreme Court refused to take review of an appeal from a photographer who violated non-discrimination laws by refusing a lesbian couple. Nebraska came close to passing a non-discrimination law that included sexual orientation and gender identity. Houston's lesbian mayor is catching some heat from her own community.

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  • Speed Read: Ohio surprise
    A federal judge in Cincinnati surprised a courtroom Friday by saying he would issue a ruling by April 14, declaring Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Michigan, meanwhile, is hoping to leap frog ahead of other appeals to the Sixth Circuit by asking to skip a three-judge panel and go straight to a full court review.

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