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Unanimous ruling: Iowa marriage no longer limited to one man, one woman
The Des Moines Register
4/3/2009"Basic fairness and constitutional equal protection were the linchpins of Friday's historic Iowa Supreme Court ruling that overturned a 10-year-old ban on same-sex marriage and puts Iowa squarely in the center of the nation's debate over gay rights.

U.S. Gay-Marriage Ban Under Assault but Still Potent
The Associated Press
These are frustrating, tantalizing days for many of the same-sex couples who seized the chance to marry in recent years.

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments | Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Lambda Legal Clients Seeking Birth Certificate for Adopted Child
(New Orleans, February 18, 2010) – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Louisiana Registrar of Vital Statistics must respect a New York adoption by a same-sex couple of a Louisiana-born baby boy.

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

Two Ideological Foes Unite to Overturn Proposition 8
The New York Times
1/11/2010"Opening statements were expected Monday in Federal District Court in San Francisco, in a case that is being anxiously watched by gay rights groups and supporters of traditional marriage nationwide.

Two Federal Lawyers Win Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses in 9th Circuit Orders
ABA Journal
2/5/2009"Two federal judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have required payment of health insurance benefits to same-sex spouses of lawyers employed by the U.S. government.

Health Care Fairness

Transgender woman wins federal lawsuit against Georgia General Assembly
The GA Voice
7/6/2010 "A federal judge ruled late Friday that the Georgia General Assembly illegally discriminated against Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman, by firing her from her job as a legislative editor when she announced her plan to transition from male to female.

Transgender Rights

Transgender Woman Seeks Name Fee Waiver
The Chicago Tribune
1/18/2008"A transgender woman who wants to change her legal name from 'Donald' to 'Daunn' asked the state Supreme Court Thursday to order Will County's chief judge to waive about $450 in court fees because of her low income.

Transgender Rights

Transgender Referendum Fought
The Washington Post
6/3/2008"Proponents of broad new protections for transgender individuals in Montgomery County were back in court yesterday, trying to block a referendum that seeks to repeal the law passed last fall by the County Council.

Transgender Rights

Transgender People Fight for Civil Rights, Public Understanding 12/19/2011

Transgender Rights