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  • 15th November 2011

    Catholic Charities group abandons battle against Illinois’ equal treatment law 26

    The bodies say it is financially impossible to continue, lawyers blamed the state (Photo: TUBS)

    4:27 PM — Religious organisations claim their prolonged challenge of the law requiring equal treatment for gay couples will mean they cannot afford to continue operating.

  • 18th February 2010

    Gay marriage opponents defeated in New Hampshire 10

    Gay marriage was legalised in New Hampshire last month

    12:50 PM — Efforts to roll back the US state of New Hampshire's recent gay marriage law have been defeated. Gay marriage became legal in the state on January 1st but conservative Republicans quickly announced plans to seek repeal.

  • 20th January 2010

    Opponents begin campaign to repeal gay marriage in New Hampshire 5

    New Hampshire legalised gay marriage on January 1st

    4:46 PM — Three weeks after New Hampshire gay marriage law came into force, opponents are fighting to get it repealed. The House Judiciary committee is holding hearings on two Republican-sponsored measures today.

  • 10th October 2005

    Connecticut Gets Gay Marriages

    12:00 AM — In the state of Connecticut this week, a law allowing civil unions for same-sex couples took effect.The law is unique; it allows civil unions for same-sex couples with full benefits of a regular marriage, while at the same time defining marriage as between a man and a woman.Heterosexual couples are not allowed to receive civil unions. The license application will be identical to one for a regular marriage, except "bride" and "groom" are replaced with "party 1" and "party 2."

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