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What Happens Next with Prop 8? A Conversation With Jon Davidson, the Legal Director of Lambda Legal
The Stranger
8/5/2010 "What could happen now that Prop 8 has been declared unconstitutional by one federal court and two more courts have a stab at it?... "I posed that question this afternoon to Jon Davidson, legal director of Lambda Legal, which has filed an amicus brief in the case and stands as one of the country's strongest litigators on LGBT rights...

What the Gay Marriage News Means for You
The New York Times
"On Wednesday, President Obama directed the Justice Department to stop defending the law that bans federal recognition of same-sex marriages. And while the decision will — and should — be celebrated by gay couples across the country, practically speaking, their lives won’t change much for some time.

Whatever Happened to ... the HIV-Positive Acrobat Who Lost His Job?
The Washington Post
"The way they treated me, it was like I was a piece of trash." These were the words Matthew Cusick had for his former employer, Cirque du Soleil. In a 2004 story in The Washington Post, the 33-year-old recounted his experience with the world-renowned acrobatic-theater company.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace | HIV

Why Just One Wedding Isn't Enough For Some Gay Couples
The Wall Street Journal
10/30/2008"Daniel McNeil and Patrick Canavan joke they've been married four times ? to each other."The 'I do's' started with a Washington, D.C., church wedding in 1998. Since then, the two men, have chased evolving laws across the U.S. to secure a civil union in Vermont, a domestic partnership in the District of Columbia and a marriage in California.

Why We Need the Student Non-Discrimination Act
The Huffington Post
Fifteen years ago we successfully represented Jamie Nabozny after he endured years of bullying and harassment at school. The ruling from the court in his case made clear for the first time that the Constitution protects gay students from harassment and abuse just as much as it protects other kids. We at Lambda Legal are very proud of that; the case spoke volumes then, and still does. But there's too long a line of schools cases following Jamie's. Too many schools around the country still allow the abuse of LGBT students to such a degree that Lambda Legal and our sister organizations can predict the fact patterns. There are often three common elements to the lawsuits we bring on behalf of students who experience anti-LGBT bullying, and we can do something to change all of them.

Youth and Schools | Teens & Young Adults

Will School District Approve Gay and Lesbian Club?
12KTRV.COM: Boise
"Like it or not, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students who attend the Meridian School District can't form an official club -- for now. "Officials say it's not that they won't allow a gay and lesbian club to meet, it just shouldn't be school sponsored, and students would have to have parental permission to join.

Youth and Schools | Teens & Young Adults

Wisconsin gay couples who marry outside state could face penalty
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
7/3/2008"When Dick Myers heard that California was going to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, he and his partner of nearly 13 years considered traveling there to get married.

With Calif. Ruling Stayed, Gay-Rights Battle Moves to Hawaii
The Wall Street Journal
8/30/2010 "The Hawaii lawsuit focuses not on gay marriage but on legalizing civil unions, which give same-sex partners the same rights and responsibilities as marriage. The Hawaiian Constitution bans same-sex marriage. "Still, the Hawaii, lawsuit makes many of the same arguments outlined in the California suit that challenged Prop. 8.

Woman sues for benefits for same-gender spouse
The Washington Post
1/22/2010 "A woman married to a woman is suing the Office of Personnel Management because it is blocking her wife from receiving federal health insurance benefits available to spouses.

Workers sue Bellevue, open new front in WA gay rights fight
Associated Press
4/17/2007"Larry deGroen knew when he became a firefighter in Bellevue 12 years ago that the city wouldn't give his partner, Thomas Dixon, certain benefits it extends to the families of heterosexual employees. It was something deGroen was prepared to live with.