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Day of civil union, they still dream of nuptials
The New Jersey Star-Ledger
4/1/2007
4/1/2007"For five years, Alicia Heath-Toby and Saundra Toby-Heath fought for the right to marry, taking on the state of New Jersey in a lawsuit filed with six other same-sex couples. They learned late last year that marriage would have to wait, when state lawmakers chose to allow same-sex civil unions instead.

Days After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Ruling, Another Challenge Heads to Court
The New York Times
9/13/2010
9/13/2010 "For 17 years, Maj. Margaret Witt rose steadily through the Air Force and Air Force Reserves, winning plaudits from colleagues, strong performance reviews from superiors and service medals from the department. A flight nurse, she treated wounded troops during Desert Storm and was featured in Air Force promotional materials for years.

Military

Defending Prop 8: The Meg Whitman, Steve Cooley Morass—with Insight from Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson
LGBT POV
8/22/2010
8/22/2010 "I've been a little surprised at the burst of attention over the 'news' that Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and attorney general candidate Steve Cooley would defend Prop 8 in the federal trial, if elected and given the opportunity... "Here's [Lambda Legal's Legal Director Jon] Davidson's analysis:

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional by judge 2/23/2012
"A judge on Wednesday declared the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and ordered the federal government to ignore the statute and provide health benefits to the wife of a lesbian federal court employee.

Marriage

Delay criticized in same-sex union ruling
The Baltimore Sun
1/29/2010
1/29/2010"Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee took aim at the state's attorney general Thursday, accusing him at a hearing of playing politics with a highly anticipated opinion on whether Maryland law will honor same-sex marriage certificates issued by other states.

Despite Setback, Gay Rights Move Forward
The New York Times
9/22/2010
9/22/10 "President Obama has had an effect as well, said Jennifer Pizer, director of the national marriage project of the Western regional office of Lambda Legal, a public interest legal group for gay issues.

Military

DHS discrimination against transgender teen alleged
The Philadelphia Inquirer
11/1/2009
11/1/2009"A transgender teenager who identifies as a girl said she was subject to constant abuse and discrimination during 18 months in the custody of Philadelphia's Department of Human Services.

Transgender Rights | Teens & Young Adults

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

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments

Discrimination Lawsuit Against TCC Will Proceed 3/13/2012
"A federal judge denied a motion from Tarrant County College to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former adjunct professor who alleges that administrators prevented her from interviewing for a full-time teaching position because they believed she was a lesbian...

Employment and Rights in the Workplace

DISD Moves ahead on LGBT-inclusive bullying policy
Dallas Voice
11/4/2010
11/4/2010 "In response to a series of gay teen suicides across the nation, the Dallas Independent School District is moving forward with a policy that provides specific protections against bullying for LGBT students.

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