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Kenneth Upton Jr.: Same-sex divorce overlooks real issue
The Dallas Morning News
1/30/2009
1/30/2009"It was as predictable as it was privately heartbreaking: A gay couple marries while living in Massachusetts, then moves to Texas and later seeks a divorce.

Schools hit with fine from 2006 lawsuit
Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana
2/2/2009
2/2/2009"A federal judge has sanctioned Gary Community School Corp. for failing to turn over documents to lawyers for a former student who is suing the district for barring him from the senior prom because he was wearing a pink gown.

Youth and Schools | Transgender Rights | Teens & Young Adults

Groups offer guide on same-sex couples' rights in New York
Legislative Gazette
2/2/2009
2/2/2009"Same-sex couples who were married out of state are being given a clearer understanding of what their rights and responsibilities are in New York in a guide recently published by four leading advocacy groups.

Same-Sex Relationships

Two Federal Lawyers Win Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses in 9th Circuit Orders
ABA Journal
2/5/2009
2/5/2009"Two federal judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have required payment of health insurance benefits to same-sex spouses of lawyers employed by the U.S. government.

Health Care Fairness

Federal lawsuit claims Agnesian doctor denied surgery to woman with AIDS
Fon du Lac Reporter
2/12/2009
2/12/2009"Lambda Legal and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit today in federal court against Agnesian HealthCare claiming one of its physicians refused to treat a patient with HIV.

Health Care Fairness | HIV

Gay couples protest at marriage bureaus across US
Associated Press
2/12/2009
2/12/2009"Same?sex couples seeking to wed showed up at marriage license counters nationwide Thursday to highlight a right they don't have in 48 states, part of an annual protest that took on renewed urgency given recent election setbacks.

Discrimination hurts — more so in hospitals
Miami Herald
2/17/2009
2/17/2009

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments

Lambda Legal files brief in Ga. gay father's child custody case
Southern Voice
2/18/2009
2/18/2009"Lambda Legal filed an amicus brief in the Georgia Supreme Court Tuesday arguing that a restriction in a gay father's Fayette County child custody arrangement should be dismissed.

Adoption and Parenting

Michigan court recognizes lesbian adoption from Ill.
Associated Press
2/20/2009
2/20/2009"Courts can oversee a custody dispute between lesbian parents who adopted in Illinois even though Michigan doesn't formally recognize gay relationships, the state Court of Appeals said in a decision released Friday.

Adoption and Parenting

Calif. High Court Weighs Gay Marriage Ban
The New York Times
3/6/2009
3/6/2009"The mood was somber among gay rights supporters after a bruising, three?hour hearing before the justices of California's highest court, who expressed considerable skepticism at the idea of overturning the state's voter?approved ban on same?sex marriage.

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