SCOTUS on LGBT Equality

(Community Matters) We’ll hear their decision during the next two weeks – on either a Monday or Thursday. The Supreme Courts decision on Prop 8 is likely to be limited, upholding the overturn of Prop 8, thus ruling same sex marriage in CA legal but limiting the decision so that it’s a state by state decision. austin knaplund fireman rainbow hose

In the U.S. vs Windsor case, I expect they’ll overturn DOMA, allowing federal benefits to couples *recognized as married in their states.* This will be super and, hopefully, will render the immigration legislation’s exclusion of LGBT couples mute. For us personally, it’ll be bitter sweet. While we’re married (were legally married in Canada), our marriage is not recognized in Texas. We’ll have to reexamine the costs of Texas residency.

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