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Ruling Pushes Gay Marriage Closer to Supreme Court

By Nicholas Riccardi and Brady McCombs | Friday Jun 27, 2014
The first ruling by a federal appeals court that states can’t prevent gay couples from marrying makes it more likely the Supreme Court will ultimately have to make a decision it has so far avoided: do states have the ability to prohibit same-sex marriage?

Third Gay Obama Court Pick Makes Slow Progress

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Nov 4, 2011
A third openly gay judicial nominee has made progress, being approved by a senate committee via unanimous voice vote on Nov. 3.

Obama Nominates 4th Openly Gay Man to Federal Bench

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jul 21, 2011
President Obama nominated openly gay attorney Michael Fitzgerald to the bench of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, a July 20 White House media release announced.

Openly Gay Judge Up for Confirmation to Federal Court

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Mar 14, 2011
An openly gay nominee for the federal bench will be the subject of a confirmation in the United States Senate on March 16.
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