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Gay Couples to Sue NJ, Seeking Same-Sex Marriage
The Associated Press
"Seven gay and lesbian New Jersey couples, along with many of their children, are going to court to try to force the state to recognize gay marriage. "The families say in their legal complaint that the state's civil union law designed to give gay couples the same legal protections as married couples has not fulfilled that promise.

Gay dads lose appeal in Louisiana birth certificate case
The Associated Press
"A gay couple who wanted both their names to appear on the birth certificate of the Louisiana child they adopted in New York have lost their latest round in federal court. "...An attorney for the gay rights group Lamda Legal said the complex 72-page decision would have to be analyzed before a decision would be made on whether to appeal.

Gay Immigrants Deported, Even in Legal Marriages
ABC News
11/1/2010 "Joshua Vandiver, a Colorado native who is earning his Ph.D. in politics at Princeton University, said he is the studious type who has rarely embraced activism. But now, just months into his legal marriage to Venezuelan Henry Velandia, he is fighting to save his husband from being deported.

Gay Immigration Prisoners Allegedly Tortured 3/21/2012
"After criticism from the United Nations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it is "taking action to investigate" reports that 16 gay and transgender detainees have been tortured in U.S. immigration prisons...

Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct | Immigration

Gay Justice
The Advocate
7/6/2009"In American politics, few events signal the political arrival of a minority group more powerfully than a Supreme Court nomination. When President Obama tapped Sonia Sotomayor ? making her the first Latina to be nominated for service on the high court ? it was an important nod to the growing political clout of Hispanic-Americans.

Gay Legal Eagles Seek Role in California Federal Suit
San Francisco Bay Times
7/16/2009"The federal case against Proposition 8 has barely begun, but already it is at a crossroads. Filed in late May by a newly formed group called the American Foundation for Equal Rights, the suit on behalf of two same-sex couples will be litigated by the made-for-TV movie team of conservative Ted Olson and liberal David Boies. Or will it?

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments

Gay legal groups want in on Calif court case
The Washington Post
7/9/2009"Three gay-friendly legal groups have asked to be part of a federal lawsuit challenging California's same-sex marriage ban..."Jennifer Pizer, Lambda Legal's national marriage director, said their full participation is vital now that U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker has put the Proposition 8 challenge on a fast-track to trial.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments

Gay Marriage
The Diane Rehm Show
4/9/2009"Vermont has become the fourth state to approve same-sex marriage. The decision comes one week after the Iowa Supreme Court cleared the way for gay-marriage in that state. A look at gay marriage in America."

Gay marriage advocates celebrate '60s interracial marriage case
Scripps Howard
6/13/2007"Civil rights organizations gathered at the Capitol Tuesday to celebrate a landmark Supreme Court case they say might aid the cause of gay marriage."They marked the 40th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court, the case that allowed interracial couples to marry.

Gay marriage backers expect 'quick victory' despite Prop 8. ruling 11/17/2011
"Backers of same-sex marriage predicted they would end up victorious despite a California Supreme Court decision Thursday that the sponsors of Proposition 8 and other ballot measures are entitled to defend them in court.