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The Delaware governor, Jack Markell, is prepared to sign into law a new Civil Union bill, making Delaware the 8th state to pass a law that creates a civil status functionally equivalent to marriage (at least on a state level until DOMA is repealed).  These laws have come to be called “Everything but Marriage” laws. […]

The Governor of Illinois signed a Civil Unions law this week – this event gained much media attention.  But most of the coverage described the new law as offering same-sex couples the legal rights that married couples get by virtue of marriage.  Well, that’s only 1/2 the story.  In fact, unlike in most jurisdictions in […]

Another big victory for Columbia’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic: An ordinance written by students in the Columbia Law School Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic that grants domestic partner benefits to employees of Allentown, Pa., was signed into law yesterday by Mayor Ed Pawlowski. The ordinance will provide city employees who have same-sex domestic partners […]

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