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Same-sex marriage fight back in court
South Jersey Courier Post
3/19/2010
3/19/2010"Gay couples who unsuccessfully sued New Jersey four years ago for the right to marry returned to court Thursday, claiming the state has not fulfilled a court order to treat them the same as married heterosexual couples.

Same-sex marriage set for big day in federal court
The Washington Post
1/11/2010
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.

Same-sex marriage: What now?
Los Angeles Times
5/30/2008
5/30/2008"With the California Supreme Court's recent decision overturning the state's ban on same-sex nuptuals, Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson and the Alliance Defense Fund's Glen Lavy debate the future of gay marriage in California and the country."

Same-sex marriages gain support
The Des Moines Register
3/30/2008
3/30/2008"A new flock of same-sex marriage supporters jumped into Iowa's constitutional battle over gay rights Friday with legal briefs they hope will influence the Iowa Supreme Court.

Same-Sex Partner Arms Race
Milwaukee News Buzz
3/25/2011
"Whomever Gov. Scott Walker chooses to represent the state in a case challenging the state’s domestic partner registry will have to share the defense with a pair of lawyers working for Lambda Legal, a national gay rights group....

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Scared Straight: Pushing the Panic Button
Philadelphia Daily News
6/23/2010
6/23/2010 "Although there's no standard definition of the 'gay panic' defense, it rests on the defendant's being so offended or shocked by sexual advances from a person of the same gender that the defendant assaults or kills the victim.

Criminal Justice

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

Scores debate same-sex marriage at House hearing
Des Moines Register
2/1/2011
2/1/2011 "Iowans' deep and divided emotions over marriage rights spilled out onto the House floor Monday night, the eve of a House vote on a resolution to begin the process to amend the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage." Watch Lambda Legal plaintiffs Jen and Dawn BarbouRoske speak in the video below:

Settlement reached in AIDS discrimination lawsuit
Arkansas News
9/1/2010
9/1/2010 "Parties announced a settlement today in a lawsuit filed last year against a North Little Rock assisted-living center that allegedly evicted a 75-year-old man from the facility because he had the virus that causes AIDS.

HIV

Shift on Gay-Marriage Law Will Affect Array of Policies
Wall Street Journal
2/25/2011
"The Obama administration's decision to no longer back the Defense of Marriage Act won't immediately enable married gay couples to receive federal benefits, but is already shaping battles in the courts and in Congress that could affect a range of government policies.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

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