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Cop with HIV wants hearing on application to APD 1/25/2012
"A man may get to argue in court that the Atlanta Police Department rejected his application to join the force only because he has HIV. "'How can we not remand this' back to the federal trial court? Judge J.L. Edmondson of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday after hearing from attorneys for less than 45 minutes.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | HIV

Lawsuit filed over parent's name left off death certificate 2/9/2012
"The advocacy law firm responsible for Iowa’s landmark same-sex marriage case and a lawsuit demanding that married lesbians both be named on their child’s birth certificate filed new court papers this morning challenging the removal of a parent’s name from the death certificate of a stillborn child.

Prop 8: One Landmark Decision Begets Another 2/10/2012
This analysis by Legal Director Jon W. Davidson was cross-posted in the Huffington Post.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

DOMA complicates gay divorces 2/17/2012
Charles M. Spiegel, an attorney and a member of Lambda Legal’s National Leadership Council, tells the Bay Area Reporter:

Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional by judge 2/23/2012
"A judge on Wednesday declared the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and ordered the federal government to ignore the statute and provide health benefits to the wife of a lesbian federal court employee.

Judge says US must supply health benefits for same-sex wife of federal court worker in Calif. 2/23/2012
"The government cannot deny health benefits to the wife of a lesbian court employee by relying on the 1996 law that bars government recognition of same-sex unions, a federal judge has ruled.

The Walls Are Tumbling Down 2/24/2012
"Although we still have a long way to go, it would be hard not to draw the conclusion that February 2012 is the month that the walls came tumbling down and the march toward marriage equality in this country became unstoppable."

Lawrence v. Texas: Extreme Truth
Cross-posted on The Huffington Post

Marriage Litigation Strategy: From John Lawrence to Kristin Perry 3/8/2012
"Lambda Legal took a case that needed to go to the Supreme Court: the continued acceptance of criminal anti-sodomy laws under Bowers v. Hardwick gave legitimacy to every piece of anti-gay legislation and every instance of anti-gay discrimination. It needed to go.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct

Discrimination Lawsuit Against TCC Will Proceed 3/13/2012
"A federal judge denied a motion from Tarrant County College to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former adjunct professor who alleges that administrators prevented her from interviewing for a full-time teaching position because they believed she was a lesbian...

Employment and Rights in the Workplace