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Unanimous ruling: Iowa marriage no longer limited to one man, one woman
The Des Moines Register
4/3/2009"Basic fairness and constitutional equal protection were the linchpins of Friday's historic Iowa Supreme Court ruling that overturned a 10-year-old ban on same-sex marriage and puts Iowa squarely in the center of the nation's debate over gay rights.

Under IRS rule change, same-sex couples must split income and may get tax break
The Sacramento Bee
"Under so-called 'income splitting,' the IRS is requiring all same-sex married couples or registered domestic partners in California to divide their combined income equally and report it on their separate tax returns. "For some couples, it will mean more money in their 2010 refund; for others, they'll pay more in taxes.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

US Drops Ban on HIV-Positive Diplomats
Associated Press
2/15/2008"Under pressure from a lawsuit, the State Department is changing rules that had disqualified HIV-positive people from becoming U.S. diplomats.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | HIV

Vermont Legislature Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
The Washington Post
4/7/2009"Vermont on Tuesday became the fourth state to recognize gay marriage, and the D.C. Council voted to recognize same-sex unions performed in other states. The two actions give same-sex marriage proponents new momentum, following a similar victory last week in Iowa's Supreme Court.

Victory for gay adoptive parents
The Oklahoman
8/4/2007"The federal appeals court in Denver on Friday struck down Oklahoma's law that bans state recognition of out-of-state adoptions by same-sex parents."The ruling is a victory for gay and lesbian couples who adopt children.

Visitation order finds middle ground: Obama gives a win to gay couples without ruffling conservatives
Houston Chronicle
4/17/2010 "University of Houston health law professor Seth Chandler said he's not aware of any Texas law that would currently prevent a hospital from denying a gay or lesbian from visiting a patient. If a hospital were so disposed, the only recourse in Texas would be for the patient to designate the person a legal guardian or agent.

Health Care Fairness

VT Edition: Brian Brown & Jennifer Pizer on same-sex marriage debate strategies
Vermont Public Radio
6/8/2009"Proponents of same-sex marriage hope to build on recent successes in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire and rally support for legislation elsewhere."Jennifer Pizer is the National Marriage Project Director at Lambda Legal... [She] spoke with VPR's Jane Lindholm about strategies they'll pursue in states where same-sex marriage is being debated."

Was bite terrorism? Judge to weigh case
Detroit Free Press
5/11/2010 "A Macomb County Circuit Court judge is to decide whether to dismiss a bioterrorism charge against an HIV-positive man accused of biting his neighbor during an October brawl.

Weddings/Celebrations, Mark Lewis, Dennis Winslow
The New York Times
5/27/2007"The Rev. Mark Alan Lewis and the Rev. K. Dennis Winslow, Episcopal priests, were joined in civil union on Tuesday at the couple's home in Union City, N.J. The couple met 15 years ago this week, shortly after Lewis moved to New Jersey."...'Our eyes met from across the apartment,' Mr. Lewis said. 'We have been together since that day.'

What Gay Unions Don't Guarantee
The New York Times
10/31/2008"Three states ? Massachusetts, California and Connecticut ? have legalized same-sex marriage. "But...the question for gay couples is this: Is it worth it to tie the knot?"For many couples, the answer is a resounding yes: the word "married" itself instantly conveys something that civil unions and domestic partnerships do not.