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Defending Prop 8: The Meg Whitman, Steve Cooley Morass—with Insight from Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson
8/22/2010 "I've been a little surprised at the burst of attention over the 'news' that Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and attorney general candidate Steve Cooley would defend Prop 8 in the federal trial, if elected and given the opportunity... "Here's [Lambda Legal's Legal Director Jon] Davidson's analysis:

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections

With Calif. Ruling Stayed, Gay-Rights Battle Moves to Hawaii
The Wall Street Journal
8/30/2010 "The Hawaii lawsuit focuses not on gay marriage but on legalizing civil unions, which give same-sex partners the same rights and responsibilities as marriage. The Hawaiian Constitution bans same-sex marriage. "Still, the Hawaii, lawsuit makes many of the same arguments outlined in the California suit that challenged Prop. 8.

Hospital visitation regs: Lambda wants to close the loopholes
Keen News Service
8/31/2010 "Equality in hospital visitation policies is not a controversial issue. That’s what seems apparent from the 427 comments received during the just ended public comment period on the proposed regulation to implement President Obama’s hospital visitation memorandum.

Health Care Fairness

Settlement reached in AIDS discrimination lawsuit
Arkansas News
9/1/2010 "Parties announced a settlement today in a lawsuit filed last year against a North Little Rock assisted-living center that allegedly evicted a 75-year-old man from the facility because he had the virus that causes AIDS.


Obama Stand Does Gay Americans No Favors
President Barack Obama has a problem with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community: He keeps making steady progress on some very important matters, and we keep complaining that he has let us down. Our glass is half empty and his, it seems, is half full.

Groups Allege California Agency Shared HIV Patient Data
The Associated Press
California health officials violated state privacy laws by giving personal information about thousands of HIV-positive welfare recipients to a nonprofit group that serves people infected with the virus, three legal groups alleged Thursday.


Days After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Ruling, Another Challenge Heads to Court
The New York Times
9/13/2010 "For 17 years, Maj. Margaret Witt rose steadily through the Air Force and Air Force Reserves, winning plaudits from colleagues, strong performance reviews from superiors and service medals from the department. A flight nurse, she treated wounded troops during Desert Storm and was featured in Air Force promotional materials for years.

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.

Despite Setback, Gay Rights Move Forward
The New York Times
9/22/10 "President Obama has had an effect as well, said Jennifer Pizer, director of the national marriage project of the Western regional office of Lambda Legal, a public interest legal group for gay issues.

A Slow Death for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
The Huffington Post
There's no doubt that the U.S. Senate dealt us a major setback last week when it failed to move to a vote a defense bill that contained language that would have overturned "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), the military's ban on gays and lesbians serving openly. Democrats were unable to gather sufficient support to break a filibuster by born-again conservative John McCain.