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Same-sex couples gain more rights at hospitals
Orlando Sentinel
"Same-sex couples and other domestic partners are gaining more control over what happens to their mates in the hospital, under federal guidelines issued this week. "Hospitals should not bar domestic partners from visiting their mates unless there's a medical reason, and partners should not be required to produce documents to prove their relationship, the guidelines say.

Health Care Fairness | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Texas College Refuses Lesbian a Job Interview
The Advocate
"A college in Texas is being sued for reportedly turning away a qualified teaching candidate because college administrators perceived her to be a lesbian.

Employment and Rights in the Workplace

Appeals court upholds same-sex benefits in Arizona
"A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Arizona must continue for now to provide health care benefits to same-sex partners of state government workers. "The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a temporary block on a controversial 2009 state law that sought to strip health coverage for gay and lesbian domestic partners of Arizona employees.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

Gay state workers keep benefits until trial
Arizona Daily Sun
"Arizona cannot cancel the insurance benefits for the domestic partners of state and university workers who are gay, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. "In a unanimous opinion, the three-judge panel agreed with the state that it is not obligated to provide health insurance for its workers or their families.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

California court seems torn over Prop 8 standing issue
Keen News Service
"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.

State Rep. Deborah Mell has legal gay marriage in Iowa
Chicago Sun Times
"State Rep. Deborah Mell (D-Chicago) quietly made Illinois history last week. She got married. To a woman. "But she had to go to Iowa to do it. "...'Their Iowa marriage is deemed to be a civil union under Illinois law,' said Christopher Clark, senior staff attorney for Lambda Legal, a national civil rights organization."

Camila Guzman, Transgender Murder Victim, Remembered in East Harlem Vigil
The Village Voice
"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

U.S. appeals court upholds transgender ruling
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Wisconsin's attempt to ban hormone therapy for transgender prison inmates is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. "The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Chief U.S. District Judge Charles N. Clevert Jr.'s decision last year striking down the state's 2005 Sex Change Prevention Act after a nonjury trial.

Transgender Rights

Queens woman, gay rights group sues Sizzler over alleged homophobic bias attack by manager
New York Daily News
"Lambda Legal charges in the suit that the frightening encounter ensued after the manager accused Liza Friedlander of not paying for the buffet during brunch with friends at the Forest Hills Sizzler last September.

Transgender Rights

Federal enforcement of marriage act is changing
San Francisco Chronicle
"President Obama says the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and he wants Congress to repeal it. But until a court strikes the law down, he says, he will continue to enforce it, denying federal benefits to same-sex couples. "That enforcement policy, however, is undergoing changes.