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NY court hears appeal in same-sex marriage case
Poughkeepsie Journal
10/17/2008"A state appeals court heard arguments today on whether New York can give equal benefits to same-sex couples married in other jurisdictions.The case comes from a decision by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer in May 2007 to let gay couples married out of state and employed by the state receive health benefits for their families.

Nurses apologize to woman who couldn't visit dying partner
The Los Angeles Times
"Several nurses at Jackson Memorial Hospital have personally apologized to Janice Langbehn, a lesbian from Washington state who said that a Jackson social worker wouldn't allow her to be with her dying partner in 2007.

Health Care Fairness

North Carolina Ruling Jeopardizes Same-Sex Families
Keen News Service
12/28/2010 "The North Carolina Supreme Court on December 20 voided the adoption by a lesbian mother of the child who she and her former partner, the biological mother, were raising together. The ruling jeopardizes the legality of all other such 'second-parent adoptions' in the state.

No Visiting Rights for Hospital Trauma Patients
The New York Times

Health Care Fairness | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

No ENDA Without Trans Protections
Gay City News
10/04/2007"For the past week, a passionate and emotional debate has been raging in the gay and lesbian blogosphere and on LGBT gay leadership list-servs about the decision by the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives to remove protection for the transgendered from ENDA, the proposed federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Transgender Rights

NJ will be civil to some same-sex marriages
The New Jersey Star-Ledger
2/17/2007"Same-sex marriages performed in Massachusetts or in foreign countries will automatically be recognized as civil unions in New Jersey starting Monday, Attorney General Stuart Rabner ruled yesterday...

Newfield asked to give up rights challenge
Ithaca Journal
7/23/2008"One of the nation's leading legal advocacy groups for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has urged the Newfield Central School District to reconsider its successful jurisdictional challenge of human rights law protection for students on the grounds that it will end a method of addressing discrimination for LGBT students.

Teens & Young Adults

New York to Back Same-Sex Unions From Elsewhere
The New York Times
5/29/2008"David A. Paterson has directed all state agencies to begin to revise their policies and regulations to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions, like Massachusetts, California and Canada.

New York High Court Hears Argument in Lambda Legal Case to Protect Parent-Child Relationship Between Child and Non-Biological Mother
(New York, February 17, 2010) - Today, Lambda Legal argued before the New York State Court of Appeals on behalf of a non-biological mother after an intermediate appeals court denied her right to seek custody and visitation with, and provide financial support to the child she has parented with her former same-sex partner.

New Jersey’s Governor, Champion of Inequality
The New York Times
"New York’s approval of same-sex marriage was a testament to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political courage. In the New Jersey governor’s office, it is good sense that is in short supply on this issue.