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Federal law excluding gay marriage is under siege
Christian Science Monitor
7/9/2009"Five years after it became the first state to marry same-sex couples, Massachusetts is taking on the federal government's definition of marriage.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments

Gay Justice
The Advocate
7/6/2009"In American politics, few events signal the political arrival of a minority group more powerfully than a Supreme Court nomination. When President Obama tapped Sonia Sotomayor ? making her the first Latina to be nominated for service on the high court ? it was an important nod to the growing political clout of Hispanic-Americans.

Even in Iowa, married gays are still unequal in work benefits
Omaha World-Herald
6/30/2009"Three months have passed since the Iowa Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, and gay couples are finding out that being married doesn't necessarily translate into spousal health benefits.

Federal Prop 8 Test Happens Thursday
6/29/2009"After all the outrage, protests and promises to put same sex marriage back on the ballot in 2010 following the California Supreme Court's May 26 ruling upholding Prop 8, the struggle over marriage equality is now back in the courts – and this time the stakes are even higher.

Stonewall started it
6/28/2009"The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, were the seminal moment in an ongoing social revolution that has shattered social taboos, changed laws and stretched the definition of family."For some people, the gay rights movement isn't advancing fast enough... For others, it has already gone too far.

President Wades Into Gay Issues
The Washington Post
6/18/2009"President Obama moved yesterday to reset his relations with a gay and lesbian constituency that supported him by wide margins in the last election and whose leaders have been disappointed ever since.

Georgia Supreme Court Throws Out Anti-Gay Ruling
Public Broadcasting Atlanta
06/16/2009"Eric and Sandy Kay Mongerson had four children during their 21-year marriage. But when the couple divorced in 2007, Fayette Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards issued a blanket ban against the children having any contact with the father's gay partner or friends.

Adoption and Parenting

Taxes add sting to loss of domestic partner
Los Angeles Times
6/16/2009"Don Atkins shared his life with Ted Horzella for 37 years...But when Horzella died in 2005 at the age of 76, Atkins was shocked to learn his annual property tax bill would rise from $1,400 to $10,400.

Court throws out ban on exposing children to gays
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
6/15/2009"The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday threw out a judge's order that prohibited children in a divorce case from having any contact with their father's gay and lesbian friends."Beth Littrell, staff attorney for the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in Atlanta, said the visitation order was the most sweeping of its kind she had seen in Georgia.

Gays decry Obama's stand on gay marriage case
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
6/12/2009"Gay rights groups expressed dismay with the Obama administration Friday over its championing of the Defense of Marriage Act, a law the president pledged to try to repeal while on the campaign trail.