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Existing gay marriages now on a great divide
Los Angeles Times
03/07/2009"...The California Supreme Court's signal Thursday that it would uphold Proposition 8 but still recognize 18,000 existing same-sex marriages raised questions and concerns about the prospect of being a minority within a minority ? part of an exclusive club whose doors have been closed to others.

Calif. High Court Weighs Gay Marriage Ban
The New York Times
3/6/2009"The mood was somber among gay rights supporters after a bruising, three?hour hearing before the justices of California's highest court, who expressed considerable skepticism at the idea of overturning the state's voter?approved ban on same?sex marriage.

Michigan court recognizes lesbian adoption from Ill.
Associated Press
2/20/2009"Courts can oversee a custody dispute between lesbian parents who adopted in Illinois even though Michigan doesn't formally recognize gay relationships, the state Court of Appeals said in a decision released Friday.

Lambda Legal files brief in Ga. gay father's child custody case
Southern Voice
2/18/2009"Lambda Legal filed an amicus brief in the Georgia Supreme Court Tuesday arguing that a restriction in a gay father's Fayette County child custody arrangement should be dismissed.

Discrimination hurts — more so in hospitals
Miami Herald

Anti-LGBT Rulings, Laws and Amendments

Federal lawsuit claims Agnesian doctor denied surgery to woman with AIDS
Fon du Lac Reporter
2/12/2009"Lambda Legal and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit today in federal court against Agnesian HealthCare claiming one of its physicians refused to treat a patient with HIV.

Health Care Fairness | HIV

Gay couples protest at marriage bureaus across US
Associated Press
2/12/2009"Same?sex couples seeking to wed showed up at marriage license counters nationwide Thursday to highlight a right they don't have in 48 states, part of an annual protest that took on renewed urgency given recent election setbacks.

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

Schools hit with fine from 2006 lawsuit
Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana
2/2/2009"A federal judge has sanctioned Gary Community School Corp. for failing to turn over documents to lawyers for a former student who is suing the district for barring him from the senior prom because he was wearing a pink gown.

Youth and Schools | Transgender Rights | Teens & Young Adults

Groups offer guide on same-sex couples' rights in New York
Legislative Gazette
2/2/2009"Same-sex couples who were married out of state are being given a clearer understanding of what their rights and responsibilities are in New York in a guide recently published by four leading advocacy groups.