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Civil union law fails same-sex couples, lawyers' group says
The New Jersey Star-Ledger
9/27/2007
9/27/2007"They were designed to give same-sex couples all the benefits of marriage by a different name, but civil unions in New Jersey are a 'failed experiment,' the president of the state's largest lawyers' organization said last night.

Same-Sex Relationships

Civil union backers plan suit
Honolulu Advertiser
2/2/2010
2/2/2010"Gay-rights advocates are preparing a lawsuit alleging that the state is violating the equal protection rights of same-sex couples by not passing a civil-unions law.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Choosing Iowa as a Target for Gay Marriage Laws
The New York Times
4/3/2009
4/3/2009"A court ruling today made Iowa the first state in the Midwest ? and the third in the country ? to allow same-sex marriage, putting it in a class with Connecticut and Massachusetts. This is a marker that not even the nation's big blue coastal states, California and New York, have been able to achieve.

Children Speak for Same-Sex Marriage
The New York Times
1/21/2010
1/21/2010

Can Obama win over the gay community?
Politico
10/10/2009
10/10/2009"Strident conservative attacks on two of President Barack Obama’s gay nominees could temper the impatience gay and lesbian activists show as he speaks to a major gay civil rights group Saturday night — but the widespread restlessness still will be palpable.

Camila Guzman, Transgender Murder Victim, Remembered in East Harlem Vigil
The Village Voice
8/12/2011
"About a hundred people gathered on 110th Street, "Tito Puente Way," in East Harlem last night to remember the life of Camila Guzman. The vigil, sponsored by the Anti-Violence Project, took place outside of Camila's apartment, where she was found murdered last week...

Criminal Justice | Transgender Rights

Call Today To Urge House to Act on ENDA!
11/17/2009
The next few weeks may mark a critical milestone for LGBT rights: The House Education and Labor Committee is scheduled to consider the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the next few weeks, and a vote in the full House could happen soon after!

California's top court legalizes gay marriage
Associated Press
5/16/2008
5/16/2008"California's Supreme Court declared that gay couples in the nation's biggest state can marry ? a monumental but perhaps short-lived victory for the gay rights movement Thursday that was greeted with tears, hugs, kisses and at least one instant proposal of matrimony.

California court seems torn over Prop 8 standing issue
Keen News Service
9/6/2011
"Proponents of Proposition 8 argued Tuesday that Yes on 8 must be granted standing to defend the California same-sex marriage ban in federal court to protect the power of the people to amend their constitution; opponents argued Yes on 8 must be denied standing in order to protect the power of the people to elected state officers, in accordance with the state constitution.

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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