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Justice Department Intervenes In Gay Rights Suit
National Public Radio
1/15/2010"For the first time in a decade, Justice Department lawyers have moved to intervene in a lawsuit on behalf of a gay high school student who was beaten up for being effeminate.

Proposition 8 Defenders See Selves as Underdogs

Same-sex marriage and the new YouTube debate
1/12/2010"The federal judge who is hearing appeals of California's Proposition 8 this week ruled that the proceedings could be shown -- albeit in delayed fashion -- on YouTube.

Same-sex marriage set for big day in federal court
The Washington Post
1/11/2009"After a run of setbacks at the state level, gay rights advocates will take the campaign for same-sex marriage into a federal courtroom on Monday, starting down a treacherous avenue that ends at a U.S. Supreme Court dominated by conservatives.

Two Ideological Foes Unite to Overturn Proposition 8
The New York Times
1/11/2010"Opening statements were expected Monday in Federal District Court in San Francisco, in a case that is being anxiously watched by gay rights groups and supporters of traditional marriage nationwide.

N.J. gay-marriage issue headed for court
The Philadelphia Inquirer
1/9/2010"Gay-rights activists intend to take the fight to allow gay couples to marry in New Jersey directly to the state Supreme Court, advocates said yesterday, one day after the state Senate defeated a bill to allow same-sex marriage.

New Jersey Senate Defeats Gay Marriage Bill
The New York Times
1/8/2010"The State Senate on Thursday rejected a proposal that would have made New Jersey the sixth state in the nation to allow marriages involving same-sex couples. The vote was the latest in a succession of setbacks for advocates of gay marriage across the country.

OPM defies order on same-sex benefits
The Washington Post
12/22/2009 "Last month, Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, ordered the Office of Personnel Management to allow health insurance companies serving federal staffers to provide benefits for same-sex spouses of the court's workers.

Lambda Lawyer Challenges Obama Administration
The Advocate
"After the Office of Personnel Management issued a statement Friday explaining that it would not provide benefits to the same-sex spouse of attorney Karen Golinski from ninth circuit court of appeals, Lambda Legal's Jennifer Pizer told The Advocate that she took issue with the agency’s analysis and also the informal way in which it was disseminated.

Gov't refuses to OK health coverage for gay worker's wife, says judge's order is 'nonbinding'
Associated Press
12/18/2009 "The U.S. Office of Personnel Management still thinks it can't authorize health care coverage for the same-sex spouse of a federal court employee even though a judge has ordered the agency to do, a government lawyer said Friday.

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