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Divorce dilemma: Texas says gays can't get divorce
Associated Press
4/20/2010 "After the joy of a wedding and the adoption of a baby came arguments that couldn't be resolved, leading Angelique Naylor to file for divorce. That left her fighting both the woman she married in Massachusetts and the state of Texas, which says a union granted in a state where same-sex marriage is legal can't be dissolved with a divorce in a state where it's not.

Doctors Settle Case for Denying Lesbian Treatment
Associated Press
9/29/2009"A California woman has settled a lawsuit against her former doctors who denied her artificial insemination based on her sexual orientation, attorneys for both sides said Tuesday.

Health Care Fairness

Doctors settle with lesbian couple over denying services
San Diego Union-Tribune
9/29/2009"A long-running lawsuit between an Oceanside lesbian couple and two doctors that pitted the civil rights of same-sex couples against religious freedom for physicians has been settled.

Health Care Fairness

DOMA complicates gay divorces 2/17/2012
Charles M. Spiegel, an attorney and a member of Lambda Legal’s National Leadership Council, tells the Bay Area Reporter:

DOMA Law Firm Ditches Case, Top Lawyer Paul Clement to Defend Law With Another Firm
The Huffington Post
Law firm King & Spalding announced Monday it will not defend the Defense of Marriage Act on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives. Afterward, Paul Clement, the partner who had taken the case, announced he intends to defend the law with another firm.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Employment and Rights in the Workplace | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

DOMA: No Defense, No Excuse
The Huffington Post
Lambda Legal Executive Director Kevin Cathcart writes: "Amid all the drama of the last few days with a law firm accepting then rejecting the ugly contract offered by the House leadership to defend DOMA in court, we should not lose sight of the real issues: First, DOMA is discriminatory, unconstitutional and indefensible.

Don't Ask' on slow road to repeal?
2/3/2010"Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the military is launching a review of what changes in housing, fraternization and personnel policies would be needed to implement an end to the ban on openly gay service members. He promised a detailed plan 'by the end of the calendar year.'

Don't ask' repeal faces hurdles
9/15/2010 "Gay-rights activists are hailing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to bring legislation to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy to the Senate floor next week.

Don't ask': GOP gays lead fight military ban
San Francisco Chronicle
10/22/2010 "The Justice Department tried to block the Log Cabin Republicans' lawsuit from going to trial, arguing that the organization did not have members who were directly affected by the policy.

Double Punch to the Gut'?
Associated Press
12/24/2008"Gay-rights activists remain hopeful about the Obama presidency but are now more wary after what one called a 'double punch to the gut' ? the choice of a pastor they consider hostile for a prime inauguration role and dashed hopes for the first openly gay Cabinet member.